Verb (used without object) : When pushed for an explanation, he always spluttered. From Dictionary.com.
Verb (used with object) : Out of breath, she spluttered a poor excuse for her lateness. From Dictionary.com.
I still recall the spluttering round red face of a pirate named Richard who had designs on my money in college. From Wordnik.com. [Jessica's Well] Reference
"You're a liar!" announced Hawkeye, spluttering mad. From Wordnik.com. [The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories] Reference
"Generosity -- eh?" snarled the spluttering old man. From Wordnik.com. [The Scarlet Feather] Reference
This time there was no flaw or suspicious spluttering. From Wordnik.com. [The Scarlet Feather] Reference
The spluttering ended, and we ran them up to full speed. From Wordnik.com. [Some Naval Yarns] Reference
She took the spluttering candle and mounted the steep stairs. From Wordnik.com. [Joyce of the North Woods] Reference
The engine caught with a spluttering roar and began racing madly. From Wordnik.com. [Make Mine Homogenized] Reference
The asparagus on the stove boiled over with a great spluttering, and. From Wordnik.com. [Aunt Jane of Kentucky] Reference
Coughing and spluttering and choking, they retreated further up the beach. From Wordnik.com. [A World Called Crimson] Reference
There was a tremendous amount of blood spluttering out and pooling around me. From Wordnik.com. [What The Unabomer Did To Me] Reference
MORGAN (spluttering and growing Welsh, which he never did but in excitement). From Wordnik.com. [Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851] Reference
Choking and spluttering Yoémon groped his way through the rooms into the rear. From Wordnik.com. [The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari Tales of the Tokugawa, Volume 1 (of 2)] Reference
Of course they ducked under, and of course they rose, gurgling and spluttering. From Wordnik.com. [Camp and Trail A Story of the Maine Woods] Reference
By Suad AmiryWhen it comes to winning sympathy, humor beats spluttering outrage. From Wordnik.com. [Snap Judgment: Books] Reference
In a few seconds a spluttering voice from the depths yelled up to us, "Haul away!". From Wordnik.com. [Defenders of Democracy; contributions from representative men and women of letters and other arts from our allies and our own country, edited by the Gift book committee of the Militia of Mercy] Reference
Lastly, the question of actual spluttering or breaking up of the bullets must be considered. From Wordnik.com. [Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900 Being Mainly a Clinical Study of the Nature and Effects of Injuries Produced by Bullets of Small Calibre] Reference
It still moved up and down, and he had not finished spluttering when a new danger asserted itself. From Wordnik.com. [A Mating in the Wilds] Reference
Then he sank with far too small a reserve, and struggled to the surface spluttering and half-drowned. From Wordnik.com. ["Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Studies of Animal life and Character] Reference
We ate each fritter as it came crackling and spluttering from the oil, dusted with golden caster sugar. From Wordnik.com. [Nigel Slater's onion tart recipe] Reference
From the tractor shed came the sounds of an engine spluttering, racing, backfiring and then, just idling. From Wordnik.com. [Make Mine Homogenized] Reference
Lights were burning everywhere, and there was a huge log fire spluttering at the gate, which was still open. From Wordnik.com. [Orrain A Romance] Reference
The mixture was soon spluttering over the fire, emitting odors almost unendurable to the hungry, watching Jim. From Wordnik.com. [Colorado Jim] Reference
More importantly for Britain and the US, a new Kashmir confrontation could derail their spluttering Afghan strategy. From Wordnik.com. [India's blinkered policy on Kashmir] Reference
One person angrily spluttering over the telephone can paralyze the work of all the people within a radius of fifty feet. From Wordnik.com. [The Book of Business Etiquette] Reference
You must understand that soda-water is a drink that is charged with gas and makes a hissing, spluttering noise when opened. From Wordnik.com. [As A Chinaman Saw Us Passages from his Letters to a Friend at Home] Reference
Then with shouts of joy the men hurried to the fireside and for a moment there was a great spluttering over the wash basins. From Wordnik.com. [The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories] Reference
This was a chance shot, but it evidently went home from the sound of uneasy coughing and spluttering that came to him over the telephone. From Wordnik.com. [The Seventh Noon] Reference
If she added those two ciphers herself with an old, spluttering pen, and added the word "thousand" after the "two," who would be the wiser?. From Wordnik.com. [The Scarlet Feather] Reference
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