(Sper"ry*lite) n.[Named after F. L. Sperry, who discovered it.] (Min.) An arsenide of platinum
occuring in grains and minute isometric crystals of tin-white color. It is found near Sudbury, Ontario
Canada, and is the only known compound of platinum occuring in nature.
(Sperse) v. t. To disperse. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Spes"sart*ite) n.[From Spessart, in Germany.] (Min.) A manganesian variety of garnet.
(Spet) v. t. [AS. sptan. See Spit.] To spit; to throw out. [Obs.]
(Spet), n. Spittle. [Obs.]
(Spetch"es) n. pl. Parings and refuse of hides, skins, etc., from which glue is made.
(Spew) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spewed ; p. pr.& vb. n. Spewing.] [OE. spewen, speowen, AS.
spiwan;n to D. spuwen to spit. OS & OHG. spiwan, G. speien, Icel. spja to spew, Sw. spy, Dan.
spye, Goth. spiewan, th. spjauti, L. spuere to split, Gr. Skr. shtiv, shthiv. Cf. Pyke, Spit.] [Written
1. To eject from the stomach; to vomit.
2. To cast forth with abhorrence or disgust; to eject.
Because thou art lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spew thee out of my mouth.Rev. ii. 16.
(Spew), v. i.
1. To vomit. Chaucer.
2. To eject seed, as wet land swollen with frost.
(Spew), n. That which is vomited; vomit.
(Spew"er) n. One who spews.
(Spew"i*ness) n. The state of being spewy.
(Spew"y) a. Wet; soggy; inclined to spew.
(Sphac"el) n. [Gr. : cf. F. sphacèle.] (Med.) Gangrene.
(Sphac"e*late) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sphacelated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sphacelating.] [NL.
sphacelare, sphacelatum, mortify: cf. F. sphacéler. See Sphacelus.] (Med.) To die, decay, or become
gangrenous, as flesh or bone; to mortify.
(Sphac"e*late), v. t. (Med.) To affect with gangrene.