Spalt

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spalt Heedless; clumsy; pert; saucy.
    • Spalt Liable to break or split; brittle; as, spalt timber.
    • n Spalt (Metal) Spelter.
    • v. t. & i Spalt To split off; to cleave off, as chips from a piece of timber, with an ax.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • spalt To split off, as large splinters from a piece of timber in working it.
    • spalt Brittle; liable to break or split.
    • spalt Frail; clumsy; heedless; pert.
    • n spalt A whitish scaly mineral, used to promote the fusion of metals.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t., v.i Spalt to split off splinters
    • n Spalt spalt a scaly whitish mineral, used as a flux for metals.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. G. spalt,stein, from spalten, to split. See 1st Spell
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ger. spalt-steinspalten, to split.

Usage


In news:

Courtney Spalt, Mari Knote & Jensen Sohns go up for a block.
Handles are spalted blackline maple with black vulcanized paper liners and black g-10 micarta pins.
Spalted sycamore gives this angular sideboard by Scotland-based designer Derek Walsh its uniquely patterned facade.
An editor's favorite, we used this jig in the WOOD magazine shop to resaw spalted maple into beautiful jewelry box stock.
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