Spatting
Spat Spat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spatted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spatting}.] To slap, as with the open hand; to clap together; as the hands. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster]

Little Isabel leaped up and down, spatting her hands. --Judd. [1913 Webster]


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  • spatting — spæt n. minor quarrel; light slap; gaiter that covers the instep and ankle and is fastened to a shoe by a strap under the heel; young oyster or other shellfish v. quarrel; slap lightly; deposit eggs, produce spawn (of shellfish) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Spat — Spat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spatted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spatting}.] To slap, as with the open hand; to clap together; as the hands. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster] Little Isabel leaped up and down, spatting her hands. Judd. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spatted — Spat Spat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spatted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spatting}.] To slap, as with the open hand; to clap together; as the hands. [Local, U.S.] [1913 Webster] Little Isabel leaped up and down, spatting her hands. Judd. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spat — spat1 /spat/, n., v., spatted, spatting. n. 1. a petty quarrel. 2. a light blow; slap; smack. v.i. 3. to engage in a petty quarrel or dispute. 4. to splash or spatter; rain spatting against the window. v.t. 5. to strike lightly; slap. [1795 1805 …   Universalium

  • spat — 1. past and past part. of SPIT. 2. n. 1 (usu. in pl.) hist. a short cloth gaiter protecting the shoe from mud etc. 2 a cover for an aircraft wheel. Etymology: abbr. of SPATTERDASH 3. n. & v. US colloq. n. 1 a petty quarrel. 2 a slight amount.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spat — I. past and past participle of spit II. noun (plural spat or spats) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1667 a young bivalve (as an oyster) III. noun Etymology: short for spatterdash legging …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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