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She glanced uneasily at Gwynne and fancied she could hear him slam the lid of his breeding upon a supercilious sputter.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
She laughed so hard that she blew the ashes out of her pipe, and they showered down over my face, and made me wink and sputter.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Welcome worked the requisite levers, the machine began to sputter, and the boys gave it a shove.
MOTOR MATT'S DARING, OR, TRUE TO HIS FRIENDSSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
With a wheezy sputter, it stopped dead, refusing to answer the frantic twists Perry gave the handle-bars.
MOTOR MATT'S DARING, OR, TRUE TO HIS FRIENDSSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
Then all they'll do is buzz and sputter until the feedback is broken with the key.
MEETING OF THE BOARDALAN EDWARD NOURSE
There was a clicking sound and the loudspeaker died with a sputter of static.
HUNTERS OUT OF SPACEJOSEPH EVERIDGE KELLEAM
A sputter of rifles would break out now and then, followed perhaps by a spiritless hurrah.
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
With sputter and crackle a blaze started, showing Wilson standing tragically, his arms out, facing the black shadows.
THE MAN OF THE FORESTZANE GREY
Heat a little of the suspected butter in a spoon or dish, and if it is process butter it will sputter, but not foam much.
DETECTION OF THE COMMON FOOD ADULTERANTSEDWIN M. BRUCE
I want to teach Mag Sinton how her own doses taste, but she begins to sputter before I fairly get the spoon to her lips.
A GIRL OF THE LIMBERLOSTGENE STRATTON PORTER
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WORDS RELATED TO SPUTTER

  • falter
  • halt
  • hammer
  • hem and haw
  • hesitate
  • jabber
  • lurch
  • pause
  • repeat
  • splutter
  • sputter
  • stop
  • stumble
  • wobble
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