Webster 1913 Edition
spirt, and originally the same word as
spruttento sprout, AS.
To gush or issue suddenly or violently out in a stream, as liquor from a cask; to rush from a confined place in a small stream or jet; to spirt.
Thus the small jet, which hasty hands unlock,
Spurtsin the gardener’s eyes who turns the cock.
To throw out, as a liquid, in a stream or jet; to drive or force out with violence, as a liquid from a pipe or small orifice;
spurtwater from the mouth
A sudden or violent ejection or gushing of a liquid, as of water from a tube, orifice, or other confined place, or of blood from a wound; a jet; a spirt.
A shoot; a bud.
A sudden outbreak;
a rush fit for basket work.
sprettra spurt, spring, run,
sprettato spirt, spring.]
A sudden and energetic effort, as in an emergency; an increased exertion for a brief space.
The long, steady sweep of the so-called “paddle” tried him almost as much as the breathless strain of the
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To make a sudden and violent exertion, as in an emergency.
Webster 1828 Edition
Then the small jet, which hasty hands unlock, spurts in the gardners eyes who turns the cock.
1.A sudden or violent ejection or gushing of a liquid substance from a tube, orifice or other confined place; a jet.
2.A sudden or short occasion or exigency; sudden effort. [Vulgar.]