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  • noun [ masculine ]
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a kind of spade, a spud, a spittle
['spittle a spade, used for light digging, which is spittling. The square board, with a short flat handle, used in putting cakes into an oven, is a baking-spittle,' Mid-York. Gl. 'Spittle a spade with a curved edge, used for grip-digging.' Holderness Gl. See also E. D. S. Pub. Gl. B,
    2, 12, and Halliwell's Dict. In A. R. 384, 18, where one MS. has spade, another has spitelstaf.
Similar entries
v. hand-, wád-spitel, and spittan.
Linked entries
v.  spittan wád-spitel.
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  • spitel, n.