1. A sharp, narrow spade, usually with a long handle, used by farmers for digging up large-rooted weeds; a
similarly shaped implement used for various purposes.
My spud these nettles from the stone can part.Swyft.
2. A dagger. [Obs.] olland.
3. Anything short and thick; specifically, a piece of dough boiled in fat. [Local, U.S.]
(Spue) v. t. & i. See Spew.
(Spuil"zie) n. See Spulzie.
(Spuke) n. See Spook.
(Spul"ler) n. [For spooler.] [See Spool.] One employed to inspect yarn, to see that it is well
spun, and fit for the loom. [Prov. Eng.]
(Spul"zie) n. [Cf. Spoil.] Plunder, or booty. [Written also spuilzie, and spulye.] Sir W. Scott.
(Spume) n. [L. spuma. Cf. Pumice, Spoom.] Frothy matter raised on liquids by boiling,
effervescence, or agitation; froth; foam; scum.
Materials dark and crude,Milton.
Of spiritous and fiery spume.
(Spume), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Spumed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spuming.] [L. spumare.] To froth; to
(Spume"ous) a. Spumous. [Obs.] r. H. More.
(Spu*mes"cence) n. [See Spumescent.] The state of being foamy; frothiness.
(Spu*mes"cent) a. [L. spumescens, p. pr. of spumescere to grow foamy, from spuma
foam.] Resembling froth or foam; foaming.
(Spum"id) a. [L. spumidis.] Spumous; frothy. [Obs.]
(Spu*mif"er*ous) a. [L. spumifier; spuma foam + ferra bear.] Producing foam.
(Spum"i*ness) n. The quality or condition of being spumy; spumescence.
(Spum"ous Spum"y) , a. [L. spumosus, spuma foam: cf. F. spumeux.] Consisting of, containing,
or covered with, froth, scum, or foam; frothy; foamy.
The spumous and florid state of the blood.Arbuthnot.
The spumy waves proclaim the watery war.Dryden.
Spun hay, hay twisted into ropes for convenient carriage, as on a military expedition. Spun silk, a
cheap article produced from floss, or short- fibered, broken, and waste silk, carded and spun, in distinction
from the long filaments wound from the cocoon. It is often mixed with cotton. Spun yarn (Naut.), a
line formed of two or more rope-yarns loosely twisted.
(Spun) imp. & p. p. of Spin.