Do we say spits or spitz

spits 91 occurrences

"It crackles and spits."

This disadvantage was remedied by passing spits through it, and placing it at a suitable height above the burning fuel.

By means of these, several spits, if required, may be turned at the same time.

When it became necessary to go to war, their sumpter-horses were laden with wine, and not with weapons; with leathern bottles instead of swords; with spits instead of lances.

We have a taske in hand, to kill a Serpent Which spits her poyson in our kingdomes face.

This happened many days, till Sindbad encouraged his friends, and they heated two iron spits in the fire, and while the giant slept put out his eyes.

Half froth, half venom, spits himself abroad, In pun, or politics, or tales, or lies.

He is mere nothing of himself, neither eats, nor drinks, nor goes, nor spits, but by imitation, for all which he hath set forms and fashions, which he never varies, but sticks to with the like plodding constancy that a mill-horse follows his trace.

He spits, and scratches, and spawls, and turns like sick men from one elbow to another, and deserves as much pity during his torture as men in fits of tertian fevers, or self-lashing penitentiaries.

He has an excellent faculty in bemoaning the people, and spits with a very good grace.

He spits at the gracious and spurns the godly.

Before long the savory odor of roast cuy, well basted, and cooked-to-a-turn on primitive spits, whetted our appetites.

Oline heaves herself up to the bench again, her face all blue and yellow, swollen and bleeding; she wipes the hair from her forehead, straightens her kerchief, and spits; her mouth too is bruised and swollen.

But I'll come later onsay that...." Aronsen spits after him, and says: "Ought to be shot!"

The kitchen was immediately adjoining the house, and resembled a very large barn with openings in it; upon a hearth that took up nearly the entire length of the barn, several fires were burning, over which hung small kettles, and at each side were fastened wooden spits.

In the meanwhile, my hosts were preparing the monkey and the parrots, by sticking them on wooden spits, and roasting them before the fire.

He has lost all his teeth, and breathes short, as if his lungs were bad, coughs and spits pretty often, which never falls to the ground, men being always ready with handkerchiefs to receive it.

Conscience hunts the scoundrel to the deuce: he lets his skin grow thick; feigns outwardly to be dull; if anyone spits in his face he regards it only as a May-shower; if anyone goes for him for his rascality, he takes it as a joke.

Pots, kettles, pans, spits, covers, hooks and trammels of the Elizabethan period, apparently the heirlooms of several intersecting generations, showed in the fire-light like a work of artistry; the sharp, silvery brightness of the tin and the florid flush of burnished copper making distinct disks in the darkness.

First of all, on two spits they roasted two lambs.

In the church-house, or church tavern, a general-utility building found in many parishes, the great brewing crocks were furbished, and the roasting spits cleaned.

Here were the brewing kettles and the spits, and here was stored church grain or malt for beer making.

Morebath Acc'ts, 132 (Spits put up in the church-house).

When Frank had finished skinning the squirrels, he stuck them up before the fire, on spits, to roast.

In one a cooking stove, in another a boiler, elsewhere a tripod standing before the fire, and spits for cooking.

spitz 50 occurrences

The Spitz must have an airing.

Malta was very grateful, and licked a little place where the Spitz bit me.

The dishes were exquisite, and Lady Theodosia enjoyed them all, in spite of "Fanny" (that is the Spitz) constantly falling off her lap, and having to be fished for by her own footman, who always stands behind her chair, ready for these emergencies.

The title of Pomeranian is not admitted by the Germans at all, who claim this as one of their national breeds, and give it the general name of the German Spitz.

At Athens, in the Street of Tombs, there is a representation of a little Spitz leaping up to the daughter of a family as she is taking leave of them, which bears the date equivalent to 56 B.C., and in the British Museum there is an ancient bronze jar of Greek workmanship, upon which is engraved a group of winged horses at whose feet there is a small dog of undoubted Pomeranian type.

And we are drawn to the conclusion that in prehistoric times a migration of the Samoyedes was made from their native land into Pomerania, the most eastern province of Prussia bordering on the Baltic Sea, and that these people took with them their dogs, which were the progenitors of the present race of Pomeranian or Spitz.

From these examples, therefore, we may infer that the large Pomeranian, or Wolf Spitz, was already known in England towards the end of the eighteenth century at least.

R115727, 10Aug53, Lorenz Pub. Co. (PWH) SPITZ, JACQUES.

R122620, 23Dec53, Jacques Spitz (A) SPRAGUE, ARTHUR COLBY. Beaumont and Fletcher on the Restoration stage.



SEE Spitz, Jacques.

Ruth McKenney (Mrs. Richard Bransten) (A); 30Nov64; R349968. Mr. Spitz and the fungus.

Selected & edited by Louis I. Newman in collaboration with Samuel Spitz.


In collaboration with Samuel Spitz.


Ruth McKenney (Mrs. Richard Bransten) (A); 30Nov64; R349968. Mr. Spitz and the fungus.

Selected & edited by Louis I. Newman in collaboration with Samuel Spitz.


By David Spitz.

David Spitz (A); 5Aug76; R638222. R638223.

and, 'Sick him, Spitz!'

He is doubtless the descendant of the large woolly "Spitz" or Pomeranian wolf dog which is figured on Etruscan coins.]

when a muttered "Sacr-r-r-re! Down, Bijou!" made me aware of a gentleman extended at full length upon a sofa near the fireplace, and of a vicious-looking Spitz crouched beneath it.

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