Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPATTING

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 nobody.

Theodosia went on spatting her balls of golden butter on the print in silence.

Its platform was revolving rapidly and the rifles of its crew were spatting viciously.

He put them down on the kitchen table and looked around, spatting his hands together briskly to rid them of dust.

But the first rain drops were spatting among the leaves and Scout Master Newton raised his hand.