Splitfeet to Spongiopilin
(Split"feet`) n. pl. (Zoöl.) The Fissipedia.
(Split"-tail`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) A california market fish (Pogonichthys macrolepidotus) belonging to
the Carp family. (b) The pintail duck.
(Split"ter) n. One who, or that which, splits.
(Split"-tongued`) a. (Zoöl.) Having a forked tongue, as that of snakes and some lizards.
(Splotch) n. [Cf. Splash.] A spot; a stain; a daub. R. Browning.
(Splotch"y) a. Covered or marked with splotches.
(Splurge) n. A blustering demonstration, or great effort; a great display. [Slang, U.S.] Bartlett.
(Splurge), v. i. To make a great display in any way, especially in oratory. [Slang, U.S.]
(Splut"ter) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Spluttered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spluttering.] [Prov. E. splutter,
eqivalent to sputter. Cf. Sputter.] To speak hastily and confusedly; to sputter. [Colloq.] Carleton.
(Splut"ter), n. A confused noise, as of hasty speaking. [Colloq.]
(Splut"ter*er) n. One who splutters.
(Spod"o*man`cy) n. [Gr. spodo`s ashes + -mancy.] Divination by means of ashes.
(Spod`o*man"tic) a. Relating to spodomancy, or divination by means of ashes. C. Kingsley.
(Spod"u*mene) n. [Gr. p. pr. pass. from to burn to ashes, from spodo`s ashes; cf. F.
spodumène.] (Min.) A mineral of a white to yellowish, purplish, or emerald-green color, occuring in prismatic
crystals, often of great size. It is a silicate of aluminia and lithia. See Hiddenite.
(Spof"fish) a. [probably from Prov. E. spoffle to be spoffish.] Earnest and active in matters
of no moment; bustling. [Colloq. Eng.] Dickens.
(Spoil) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spoiled (#) or Spoilt (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Spoiling.] [F. spolier, OF.
espoilelier, fr. L. spoliare, fr. spolium spoil. Cf. Despoil, Spoliation.]
1. To plunder; to strip by violence; to pillage; to rob; with of before the name of the thing taken; as, to
spoil one of his goods or possession. "Ye shall spoil the Egyptians." Ex. iii. 22.
My sons their old, unhappy sire despise,Pope.
Spoiled of his kingdom, and deprived of eues.
2. To seize by violence;; to take by force; to plunder.
No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong
man.Mark iii. 27.
3. To cause to decay and perish; to corrput; to vitiate; to mar.
Spiritual pride spoils many graces.Jer. Taylor.
4. To render useless by injury; to injure fatally; to ruin; to destroy; as, to spoil paper; to have the crops
spoiled by insects; to spoil the eyes by reading.
(Spoil) v. i.