How to use Spat in a sentence
The Watcher all but spat the words.
Before Connor had spat out the itch in bitch, Jackson was across the room and had picked him up by the throat.
Elisabeth shook her as she spat, "You better put a leash on this one."
Martha spat with a viciousness that shocked Dean as much as the officer.
The guard beside Allin nearly spat the words.Advertisement
The weapons are the spat ha, or double-bladed German sword, the sax (a short sword, or long knife, semispathium), the knife, shield, and the favorite German axe, though this latter is not found in Bavaria.
The mass of ova thus contained in the oyster is spoken of by oyster fishers as "white spat," and an oyster containing them is said to be "sick."
At the end of a fortnight the white spat has become darkcoloured from the appearance of coloured patches in the developing embryos.
The appearance of these minute oysters constitutes what the fishermen call a "fall of spat."
But if it is possible to procure a supply of spat from the American oyster by keeping the swarms of larvae in confinement, it ought to be possible in the case of the European oyster.Advertisement
This would be merely carrying oyster culture a step farther back, and instead of collecting the newly fixed oysters, to obtain the free larvae in numbers and so insure a fall of spat independently of the uncertainty of natural conditions.
It is probable that 60 to 75% are reared from the spat in artificial parks, the remainder having been laid down for a time to increase in size and flavour in shoal waters along the coasts.
It is the opinion of almost all who have studied the subject that any natural bed may in time be destroyed by overfishing (perhaps not by removing all the oysters, but by breaking up the colonies, and delivering over the territory which they once occupied to other kinds of animals), by burying the breeding oysters, by covering up the projections suitable for the reception of spat, and by breaking down, through the action of heavy dredges, the ridges which are especially fitted to be seats of the colonies.'
Huxley's conclusions as regards the future of the oyster industry in Great Britain are doubtless just as applicable to other countries - that the only hope for the oyster consumer lies in the encouragement of oyster-culture, and in the development of some means of breeding oysters under such conditions that the spat shall be safely deposited.
The collection of oyster spat upon artificial stools has been practised from time immemorial.Advertisement
Birch trees are thrown into the water near a natural bed of oysters, and the trunks and twigs become covered with spat; the trees are then dragged out upon the shore by oxen, and the young fry are broken off and laid down in the shallows to increase in size.
These beds supply spat for the private cultivators.
Various methods are adopted for keeping the tiles in place and for arranging them in the position most favourable to the collection of spat.
The natural beds from which the supply of spat is derived are reserved, but apparently are insufficiently protected, so that much poaching goes on.
Just before the close season the young oysters and all the rest that remain are scattered over the beds again, with quantities of cultch, and in many cases the fishery is maintained by the local fall of spat, without importation.Advertisement
In some places where the ground is suitable cultch is spread over the foreshores also to collect spat.
A breeding stock is maintained to supply the ground, or the "collectors," with spat, and the latter, when sufficiently grown, is then transplanted to the most favourable feeding-grounds, care being taken to avoid the local over-crowding which is so commonly observed among shell-fish under natural conditions.
Its short exhaust pipes spat fumes and oil in the pilots face and on some occasions even ignited the planes fabric covering.
In the last five years, I have been a carer, chewed up and spat out by a completely inhumane system.
He also had a famous spat with Ken Russell, who hit him in full view of the television cameras.Advertisement
And, yes, female SEK comrades got spat on and hit.
Hammam had relinquished control after his much publicized spat with the Norwegians and had sold the remainder of his shares.
Thus ended the spat between Jonas Hanway and Dr. Samuel Johnson, but the arguments about tea raged for years.
Christine feels this spat, highly embarrassing for Tom, is putting her operation in danger.
During the recent spat over school funding, new localists have derided the center.Advertisement
I am sure that once they have sorted out their little spat over the " baby issue " they will continue their debates.
Who wants to get into a public spat with Oxfam?
The reason has to do with the Irish carrier's current spat with Cardiff Wales airport.
What are we to make of this latest spat between Murdoch and another leading figure within the English-speaking Establishment?
The countess, with a cheerful expression on her face, looked down at her nails and spat a little for luck as she returned to the drawing room.Advertisement
No spat settlement was yet apparent on Salmon Scar, St Ishmaels following previous systematic thinning in February and March.
The reason has to do with the Irish carrier 's current spat with Cardiff Wales airport.
The current spat over cash for peerages sadly confirms everyone 's most cynical feelings about politics and politicians.
Instead of breathing fire it spat venom or spewed poison gas.
Our pews are empty, our churches are desecrated, our faith and creed spat upon by modern society.Advertisement
He has nightmares about being stripped, spat and urinated upon.
Lo, who seems completely unlikeable, and Audrina are in a bit of a spat and Lauren - surprise, surprise - is caught in the middle.
Roger spat at the fan, which, although he later regretted the incident, gave rise to thoughts about building a wall of sorts between themselves and the public.
The first season of Flavor of Love spawned one of reality TV's most memorable moments ever, when "Pumkin" spat in "New York's" face, and of course, one of reality TVs most memorable characters in the aforementioned New York.
He spat a stream of brown fluid at the ground and grinned at her.Advertisement
Not to interrupt this lover's spat, but I could use a glass of wine.
Taran all but spat the words.
She spat the words.
All that would be necessary would be to take a number of mature oysters containing white spat and lay them down in tanks till the larvae escape.