Definition of spout in English:
- Paper gable-top cartons are filled and sealed with advanced equipment that uses extended shelf-life technology and has the capability of applying convenient pour spouts to half-gallon cartons.
- Previously, we packaged our product in a paperboard carton that had a pour spout with a screw-on cap.
- Once the boxes are filled, a pour spout is installed on the top of the package.
- When you're not scanning the ocean with your binoculars for a whale spout to the west, you can watch squirrels and birds scamper about to the east.
- But although the ship moves quickly, and the men are eager to find the whale making the spout, they are unable to see it again.
- It is last seen pursuing a wave that the men aboard have mistaken for a whale spout.
- The arms of the double-row colonnade embrace a circular fountain with a brass spout cast from an old terra-cotta finial on the nearby Wrigley Building, one of Chicago's most cherished older buildings.
- Roofs are of corrugated iron drained by copper spouts and downpipes.
- Kids just love climbing along and jumping into water spouts, especially if the spouts are sometimes unpredictable.
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- The artist's contribution was another flag installation - the old South African flag and the ANC flag knotted together, placed in a fountain in the center of Paris that had dolphins and lions spouting water.
- When you're speaking on behalf of other people you cease to be spouting your own views.
- You are relegated to spouting opinion, and nothing more.
- How else would he have learned to spout such preposterous notions as universal love?
spit from Old English:
The root of the Old English word spit imitated the sound of someone spitting out saliva from their mouth. Spit in the sense of spit-roast is from another Old English word meaning ‘thin, pointed rod’, and the spit of land came from this. When we notice that someone looks exactly like someone else we can say that they are the spit of or the spitting image of the other person. This last phrase is an altered form of an earlier version, spit and image, early examples of which, from the 1600s, describe a man as being so like another that he could have been spat out of the latter's mouth. Another explanation is based on the idea of a person apparently being formed, perhaps by witchcraft, from the spit of another, so great is the similarity between them. Easier to explain is the expression spit and sawdust, used to describe an old-fashioned or unpretentious pub. This recalls the former practice of sprinkling the floor of the pub with a layer of sawdust, to soak up spillages in general and customers' spit in particular. Spout (Middle English) shares a root.
put something up the spout
- British informal , dated Pawn something.
up the spout British informal
- Now, with the roads clogged, the trains up the spout and hot desking presenting a daily strain of competing for your actual workstation, the thought of staying at home to work has never been more appealing.
- Of course, the alternative is that the authorities turn a blind eye to drug use in brothels, and then your whole criminal justice system goes up the spout.
- By the time you have eventually caught one, appointments in town have been missed and one's careful planning for the day has gone up the spout.
- ‘I'm up the spout so you'd better hike child benefit,’ were not the words used, which is a pity as it would have livened things up a little.
- I hear Daly is now up the spout through her unholy union with Kaye.
- Turn again to this lot, and their sympathetic reaction to some self-proclaimed religious freak who has been put up the spout out of wedlock.
- Fully loaded with its seven-round magazine, plus one up the spout, the P - 32 weighs a feathery 9.4 ounces, yet packs respectable firepower that can be unleashed with a pull of its DAO trigger.
- There's a full mag and empty chamber, and I recommend one up the spout until we cross the river.
- Any time an armed officer perceived sufficient danger to draw the gun, he or she would chamber a round if there wasn't one up the spout already.
- Example sentences
- A response one of my Zen teachers often used when confronted by an emptiness spouter was: ‘Does emptiness feel pain?’
- What really interests me about rhetoric like this is that the spouter sees homosexuality as a vice; by that he is intimating that it is a very bad thing, and the choice of the weak, but also it is enjoyable.
- If you still prefer the soil-less method, I would encourage you to invest in a spouter that has multiple layers and trays with drainage holes.
- Example sentences
- The use of the spoutless cup should continue for 3 weeks also.
- In a spoutless container, the blade extends from the top lip horizontally inside the container for up to two inches, then diagonally down to the inside of the container.
- What are those sets of handleless saucepans and of spoutless teapots?
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