Sputtered
Sputter Sput"ter (sp[u^]t"t[~e]r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sputtered} (-t[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sputtering}.] [From the root of spout or spit to eject from the mouth. Cf. {Splutter}.] 1. To spit, or to emit saliva from the mouth in small, scattered portions, as in rapid speaking. [1913 Webster]

2. To utter words hastily and indistinctly; to speak so rapidly as to emit saliva. [1913 Webster]

They could neither of them speak their rage, and so fell a sputtering at one another, like two roasting apples. --Congreve. [1913 Webster]

3. To throw out anything, as little jets of steam, with a noise like that made by one sputtering. [1913 Webster]

Like the green wood . . . sputtering in the flame. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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