Origin of spittle
Examples from the Web for spittle
The depth of rage, animus and violence that was directed at him—“Spittle flying, the N word flying”—continues to astound him.
His cheeks bright red, his chin wet with spittle, the helot would weave and stagger and totter until he passed out in the dirt.
The inner bark imparts a yellow color to spittle, and the scarlet does not.Trees of Indiana|Charles Clemon Deam
This contains tiny particles of soot, which can be detected in the spittle of a man who inhales through the mouth.A Guide to Health|Mahatma Gandhi
The body of the first man was made of red earth—lepo ula, or alaea—and the spittle of the gods—wai nao.Hawaiian Folk Tales|Various
He spat, with definite intention, heard the spittle crackle in the frost, and judged it must be below and far below sixty below.The Red One|Jack London
When he got angry he would splutter and shower the hearer with his spittle, which Julian believed must be venomous.The Death of the Gods|Dmitri Mrejkowski
British Dictionary definitions for spittle
Word Origin for spittle
Word Origin and History for spittle
late 15c., "saliva, spit," probably an alteration (by influence of spit (v.)) of Old English spætl, spatl, from Proto-Germanic *spætlan, which is related to Old English spætan "to spit."