spouting


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spout·ing

 (spou′tĭng)
n. Chiefly Pennsylvania & Ohio
See gutter.

spouting

(ˈspaʊtɪŋ)
n
(Building)
a. a rainwater downpipe on the exterior of a building
b. such pipes collectively
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.spouting - propelled violently in a usually narrow stream
running - (of fluids) moving or issuing in a stream; "as mountain stream with freely running water"; "hovels without running water"
References in classic literature ?
To be short, then, a whale is a spouting fish with a horizontal tail.
Now do I know how it is concerning the fire-dog; and likewise concerning all the spouting and subversive devils, of which not only old women are afraid.
At the most, I regard thee as the ventriloquist of the earth: and ever, when I have heard subversive and spouting devils speak, I have found them like thee: embittered, mendacious, and shallow.
But, lo, after a couple of decades, the whale stopped spouting, Adler got mad, the mayor got involved and the spouting resumed but not frequently enough to appease the artist, who threatened to have the whale moved to another coastal town that would give it the respect he felt it deserved.
The absolute piffle that Ian Duncan-Smith and his henchmen have been spouting regarding the disabled has shown the naked prejudice they have towards disabled people.