Origin of spitball
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Examples from the Web for spitball
Then take a wrapped straw, unwrap it, tear off a little piece of paper and make a spitball.Why the Biathlon Makes Bonds of Us All
February 16, 2014
But the very first "spitball" which spattered upon the blackboard proved a disastrous missile for its thrower.Cy Whittaker's Place
Joseph C. Lincoln
I thought I could go through the motion of throwing a spitball without letting it go.The Iron Puddler
James J. Davis
Hooper was a spitball artist, and his moist slants kept the Giants guessing in the early part of the game.
He had never cared for the spitball, as he knew that sooner or later it destroyed a pitchers effectiveness.
There are also other modifications called "the fade away," "the spitball," and others.Outdoor Sports and Games
Claude H. Miller
Word Origin and History for spitball
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