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Spud   Listen
noun
Spud  n.  
1.
A sharp, narrow spade, usually with a long handle, used by farmers for digging up large-rooted weeds; a similarly shaped implement used for various purposes. "My spud these nettles from the stone can part."
2.
A dagger. (Obs.)
3.
Anything short and thick; specifically, a piece of dough boiled in fat. (Local, U.S.)
4.
A potato. (Colloq.)






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"Spud" Quotes from Famous Books



... she does. If Spud Murphy, able seaman of a destroyer, carves the top off his finger or complains of "'orrible pains in th' stummick," he is sent to mother to be nursed back to health by her doctors. If Peter Jones ...
— Stand By! - Naval Sketches and Stories • Henry Taprell Dorling

... be over. An Ohio man will end it. He has suggested to U.S. Marine Corps officials in Washington that they direct their aviators to drop potato bugs over Germany. He declares there are no potato bugs in the Kaiser's realm, and since the "spud" is absolutely essential to Germany's economic welfare, the dropping of "Murphy destroyers" over the Rhine country would quickly terminate hostilities. Simple, isn't it? ...
— The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918, - The American Soldiers' Newspaper of World War I, 1918-1919 • American Expeditionary Forces

... 'e was just as nice a carpse as ever I see, and I was a'most minded to put his paddle [thistle-spud] beside him in his coffin, for he was always a-diggin' and a-delvin' ...
— Grain and Chaff from an English Manor • Arthur H. Savory

... bottoming shicers—sinking duffers,' he added in explanation. Done was still unenlightened. 'Putting down shafts where there isn't a colour,' continued Burton. 'We'll get right on the lead, or I'm a spud-miner from Donegal.' ...
— In the Roaring Fifties • Edward Dyson

... as the clothes he had worn, the books and papers littering his writing-table, the chair he preferred to sit in, his guns and swords upon the wall, or the collection of fishing-rods, walking-sticks and his spud stacked in ...
— Deadham Hard • Lucas Malet



Words linked to "Spud" :   baked potato, tater, germinate, fries, sprout, hand shovel, root vegetable, jacket, mashed potato, shoot, white potato vine, drill, burgeon forth, Uruguay potato, bore, stump spud, french fries, white potato, grow, Irish potato, home fries, pullulate, bourgeon, chips, home-fried potatoes, starches, french-fried potatoes, potato, Solanum tuberosum



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