I dont value a flogging a straw, nor do I regard a spatting a hair.
He lay, unable to rise, spatting the wind, breathing heavily.
These impersonalities were as near "spatting" as Mr. and Mrs. Hodges ever got.
Tom declared, spatting the water with his paddle because he was so happy.
The Indians fired desultorily, spatting bit& of lead here and there among the rocks but hitting ...