Examples of spitball in a Sentence
The kids were shooting spitballs at each other.
Recent Examples of spitball from the Web
And for as much as something like the Oscars tends to reward editing that can make sense of big, bombastic productions, editing really matters for comedies, where punchlines can snap with the right cut or thud like a wet spitball with a sloppy one.
The perpetrators and proponents of the Gehry design have been throwing spitballs for years.
Hopefully, this will serve to remind Americans that the internet can be a powerful tool for coordinating positive action, not just a medium for lobbing spitballs.
The spitball also was outlawed in 1920, ending an era when pitchers were allowed to load up a ball with saliva produced naturally, or with help from chewing gum or slippery elm (a lozenge taken for coughs and colds) to make their pitches move.
There was Clarence Mitchell, a spitball pitcher best known for being the only player in World Series history to hit into an unassisted triple play (Brooklyn Robins vs. Cleveland Indians, 1920).
The class clowns who merrily threw spitballs at New York’s artistic landscape three decades ago are now, in more ways than one, seniors.
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Definition of spitball
- Writers spitballed story ideas; editors dreamed up coverage ….
- —Nick Summers
- He has his finger on every facet of the concert presentation, using rehearsals to tweak the visuals and spitball new ideas.
- —Marshall Fine
- Linklater, Coltrane, and Hawke had started spitballing dialogue a year earlier, though they'd begun anticipating the scene years before that.
- —Nathan Heller
- … it's probably a little late for Vance Joseph and his coaching staff to be spitballing on what kind of team they want the Broncos to be.
- —Mark Kiszla
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