No hostile forms with axe or spud now visit these solitudes.
Not so much of your courting, spud, replied Doggie cheerfully.
He stooped and swung the chunky body of spud across his shoulder as easily as he would have lifted a child.
I be writin to my own lawful mizzus, replied spud Appleyard.
spud was a hero of "Mons," having had safely survived up to the present and so we had quite a lot to talk about.
The kerosene-can with its spud on the spout was a household sign.
Again he caught a glimpse of the boy's arm amid all that spud and foam.
He folded spud in his arms and followed the two men to the door.
She walked up and down with her spud for another half-hour before she could come to any conclusion.
"Yellah," spud had said, but the description was no longer apt.
mid-15c., "small or poor knife," of uncertain origin probably related to Danish spyd, Old Norse spjot "spear," German Spiess "spear, lance"). Meaning "spade" is from 1660s; sense of "short or stumpy person or thing" is from 1680s; that of "potato" is first recorded 1845 in New Zealand English.
A blunt triangular knife used for removing foreign bodies from the cornea.
[1845+; origin unknown; perhaps related to the fact that in British dialect use spud means ''a weeding instrument'' and in US dialect it means ''a spade,'' hence potatoes would be something spudded or dug; a relation has been seen between the fact that potatoes are also the nickname of men named Murphy, or indeed of any Irishman]