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v. spout·ed, spout·ing, spouts
1. To gush forth in a rapid stream or in spurts: Water spouted from the faucet.
2. To discharge a liquid or other substance continuously or in spurts: whales spouting offshore.
3. To speak in a wordy, dull, or pompous manner: spouted on about how well-made the building was.
1. To discharge (a flowing or spurting liquid); release: The statue's mouth spouted water.
2. To utter in a wordy, dull, or pompous manner: spouted statistics to prove his point.
3. Chiefly British To pawn.
1. A tube, lip, or hole through which liquid is released or discharged: the spout of a teapot.
2. A continuous stream of liquid.
3. The burst of spray from the blowhole of a whale.
4. Chiefly British A pawnshop.
up the spout Chiefly British Slang
1. Pawned.
2. In difficulty.
3. Pregnant.

[Middle English spouten, ultimately of imitative origin.]

spout′er n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spouter - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talkerspouter - an obnoxious and foolish and loquacious talker
speaker, talker, verbaliser, verbalizer, utterer - someone who expresses in language; someone who talks (especially someone who delivers a public speech or someone especially garrulous); "the speaker at commencement"; "an utterer of useful maxims"
2.spouter - an oil well that is spouting
oil well, oiler - a well that yields or has yielded oil
3.spouter - a spouting whale
whale - any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head
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Let us scrape the ice from our frosted feet, and see what sort of a place this Spouter may be.
During the buildup to an eruption of Yellowstone's Spouter Geyser, carbon dioxide accumulates in the geyser water, researchers report in the April Geology.
It was when Richard Brooks, that puffed-up, preening peacock and goobledegook spouter of fluent jargonese, got told, somewhat forthrightly, that he talked nothing but bulls***.
Synge was accused of resuscitating this taunt against Parnell's erstwhile Catholic supporters (an accusation supported by the caricature of Shawn Keogh as a dupe of the clergy and a spouter of Catholic pieties).
(and nonsense spouter) Bob Morris claims that the Girl Scouts are a "Radicalized organization" that "promotes a homosexual lifestyle." That sounds awesome, welcome to the club--and please bring cookies
Even Sky Sport News, that voracious gobbler and spouter of even the most inane piece of football talk, can only find a camouflaged goalkeeper''s jersey to talk about.
Because you are no doubt a walking, talking 2A spouter, strong and decisive when it comes to your rights (yep, just kiddin' - I know you're not, just as you know you're not - really ...)
Barbara Ross, who will moderate the program, is the author of the novel "The Death of an Ambitious Woman: A Chief Ruth Murphy Mystery." Leslie Wheeler is the author of the novels "Murder at Plimoth Plantation," "Murder at Gettysburg" and "Murder at Spouter's Point." S.A.
On the cover of a reading copy of Shakespeare's Richard the Second that he made by tearing the leaves of the play out of a complete volume and binding them in wrapping paper, he wrote: "Had it put this shape to take in my pocket to Coney Island on my seashore jaunts--read it & 'spouted' it there." (5) Whitman also bundled together late in life a set of poems that he deemed "favorite" pieces for "spouting," and, pointing to the package of poems sitting on a chair, told Traubel, "I was a great spouter in my early days--even later on--had my favorite pieces--these among them" (WWWC, 5:463).
"Prologue: On the Opening of the new Theatre-Royal at Liverpool, on Friday the 5th of June, 1772" in The British spouter; or, stage assistant: containing the most celebrated prologues and epilogues, that have been lately spoken, in the different theatres, at the acting of the most eminent plays ...
As if to compound the situation, he has locked horns with Delphine, a spouter of French post-modernist jargon.
(Think about the last time you actually taught Moby-Dick and had occasion to discuss the marriage of Ishmael and Quohog in the Spouter's Inn.) What will happen to Mailer in his literary afterlife?