Froth spit
Froth Froth, n. [OE. frothe, Icel. fro[eth]a; akin to Dan. fraade, Sw. fradga, AS. [=a]freo[eth]an to froth.] [1913 Webster] 1. The bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam; esp., a spume of saliva caused by disease or nervous excitement. [1913 Webster]

2. Any empty, senseless show of wit or eloquence; rhetoric without thought. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

It was a long speech, but all froth. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

3. Light, unsubstantial matter. --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

{Froth insect} (Zo["o]l.), the cuckoo spit or frog hopper; -- called also {froth spit}, {froth worm}, and {froth fly}.

{Froth spit}. See {Cuckoo spit}, under Cuckoo. [1913 Webster]


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  • froth spit — Froth Froth, n. [OE. frothe, Icel. fro[eth]a; akin to Dan. fraade, Sw. fradga, AS. [=a]freo[eth]an to froth.] [1913 Webster] 1. The bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam; esp., a spume of saliva caused by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • froth-spit — n. Cuckoo spittle, frog spit, frog spittle …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • Froth — Froth, n. [OE. frothe, Icel. fro[eth]a; akin to Dan. fraade, Sw. fradga, AS. [=a]freo[eth]an to froth.] [1913 Webster] 1. The bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam; esp., a spume of saliva caused by disease …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • froth fly — Froth Froth, n. [OE. frothe, Icel. fro[eth]a; akin to Dan. fraade, Sw. fradga, AS. [=a]freo[eth]an to froth.] [1913 Webster] 1. The bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam; esp., a spume of saliva caused by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Froth insect — Froth Froth, n. [OE. frothe, Icel. fro[eth]a; akin to Dan. fraade, Sw. fradga, AS. [=a]freo[eth]an to froth.] [1913 Webster] 1. The bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam; esp., a spume of saliva caused by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • froth worm — Froth Froth, n. [OE. frothe, Icel. fro[eth]a; akin to Dan. fraade, Sw. fradga, AS. [=a]freo[eth]an to froth.] [1913 Webster] 1. The bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam; esp., a spume of saliva caused by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Froth — Froth, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frothed}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Frothing}.] 1. To cause to foam. [1913 Webster] 2. To spit, vent, or eject, as froth. [1913 Webster] He . . . froths treason at his mouth. Dryden. [1913 Webster] Is your spleen frothed out,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • froth — n 1. foam, spume, head, suds, yeast, fizz, bubbles, Brit. Inf. barm; saliva, spittle, spit; foaminess, frothiness, spumescence, effervescence, bubbliness. 2. emptiness, verbosity, prolixity, wordiness, running off or on at the mouth, empty talk,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • spit — I v 1. expectorate, hawk, spew, slobber, salivate, drivel, drool, dribble, froth, slaver, slabber, sputter, splutter. 2. jeer, hiss, sneer, scoff, slur, flout, Sl. razz; snort, curl one s lip, Sl. give the raspberry or Bronx cheer, hoot, rail;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • froth — Synonyms and related words: aerate, air, alluvion, alluvium, ash, babble, beat, breakers, bric a brac, bubble, bubbles, chaff, chicken feed, chickenshit, chip, cinder, clinker, cobweb, collar, cork, cream, deposition, deposits, details, diluvium …   Moby Thesaurus

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