These were cleaned, spitted, and broiled over the coals raked from the camp-fire.
Jack could have spitted anybody for coming to disturb him at such a criticality.
When very young, it is trussed, stuffed, and spitted the same as a hare.
I spitted a packet of cigarettes on my bayonet and handed it up to him.
The spitted entrails next they o'er the coals515 Suspended held.
"It is nothing for a polyp only to be spitted," says Trembley.
I spitted one big fellow on my bayonet, but the bayonet stuck.
Then the heads were cut off and spitted on poles; and so the feast ended.
I set to work on one of the turkeys, and spitted such a quantity of the meat, fat and lean, that I was obliged to laugh at myself.
The desert steeds were spitted like birds on the Frankish lances.
"expel saliva," Old English spittan (Anglian), spætan (West Saxon), from PIE *sp(y)eu-, of imitative origin (see spew). Not the usual Old English word for this; spætlan (see spittle) and spiwan (see spew) are more common. Meaning "to eject saliva (at someone or something) as a gesture of contempt" is in Old English.
"saliva," c.1300, from spit (v.). Meaning "the very likeness" is attested from c.1600 (e.g. spitting image, attested from 1901); cf. French craché in same sense. Military phrase spit and polish first recorded 1895.
"sharp-pointed rod on which meat is roasted," Old English spitu, from Proto-Germanic *spituz (cf. Middle Dutch spit, Swedish spett, Old High German spiz, German Spieß "spit," German spitz "pointed"), from PIE *spei- "sharp point" (see spike (n.1)). This is also the source of the word meaning "sandy point" (1670s). Old French espois, Spanish espeto "spit" are Germanic loan-words. The verb meaning "to put on a spit" is recorded from c.1200.