spelt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spelt hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe for livestock feed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Levan, which is located in Utah, got its name from "navel" which is levan spelt backwards. It was named this because it is in the center of Utah
    • Spelt imp. & p. p. of Spell. Spelled.
    • n Spelt (Bot) A species of grain (Triticum Spelta) much cultivated for food in Germany and Switzerland; -- called also German wheat.
    • n Spelt (Metal) Spelter.
    • v. t. & i Spelt To split; to break; to spalt.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spelt A kind of wheat commonly known as Triticum Spelta, but believed to be a race of the common wheat, Triticum sativum (T. vulgare). Spelt is marked by the fragile rachis of the spike, which easily breaks up at the joints, and by the grains being adherent to the chaff. It was cultivated by the Swiss lake-dwellers, by the ancient Egyptians, and throughout the Roman empire, and is still grown in the colder monntainous regions of Europe and elsewhere. It makes a very fine fiour, used especially for pastry-making, but the grain requires special machinery for grinding.
    • n spelt A splinter, splint, or strip; a spell or spill.
    • spelt To split; break.
    • spelt A preterit and past participle of spell.
    • n spelt An unrecognized abbreviation of spelter, a commercial name of zinc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Spelt spelt a kind of wheat, probably only a race of common wheat, still grown in the mountainous parts of Europe and elsewhere—also called German wheat.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. spelt, fr. L. spelta,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. spelt—Low L. spelta.

Usage

In literature:

You, of course, can find it on the map, but he had no map, and, besides, it is spelt differently.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
She addressed it when written to Mrs. Martyn (spelt with a "y"), Laburnum Villa, Clapham.
"The School Queens" by L. T. Meade
The word Croydon has been spelt originally with an i, which has been changed to y.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893" by Various
Also, wasn't the old College Fellow's name spelt PLUMTRE, or PLUMPTRE, not PLUMPTREE?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, February 22nd, 1890" by Various
Why, the words are spelt differently, and mean quite different things.
"The Happy Prince and Other Tales" by Oscar Wilde
But there can be small doubt that the growth of the Christian Church spelt disaster to the civic life and institutions of the Empire.
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
The flap was sealed with violet wax, and had an impression on it which spelt Sibyl.
"Daddy's Girl" by L. T. Meade
One more name in the register deserves a brief notice, that of Snowden (spelt there Snoden).
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
Of course I don't know how it's spelt.
"The Sign of Silence" by William Le Queux
Was it the old tone with which she spelt her way through the sacred words?
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
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In poetry:

"I'm sorry that I spelt the word:
I hate to go above you,
Because," — the brown eyes lower fell, —
"Because, you see, I love you!"
"In School-Days" by John Greenleaf Whittier
She, judged of shrinking nerves, appears
A Mother whom no cry can melt;
But read her past desires and fears,
The letters on her breast are spelt.
"The Thrush In February" by George Meredith
Their name, their years, spelt by th' unletter'd muse,
The place of fame and elegy supply:
And many a holy text around she strews,
That teach the rustic moralist to die.
"Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" by Thomas Gray
On damask cushions, set in fringe,
All reverently they knelt :
Prayer-books, with brazen hasp and hinge,
In ancient English spelt
Each holding in a lily hand,
Responsive at the priest's command.
"The Squire’s Pew" by Jane Taylor
Then all the matter of the living air
Raised up a voice, and, climbing on the words,
I spelt my vision with a hand and hair,
How light the sleeping on this soily star,
How deep the waking in the worlded clouds.
"I Fellowed Sleep" by Dylan Thomas
Mynheers, you both are welcome! Fair cousin Wendell P.,
Our ancestors were dwellers beside the Zuyder Zee;
Both Grotius and Erasmus were countrymen of we,
And Vondel was our namesake, though he spelt it with a V.
"Post-Prandial" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

Everything, as long as it is spelt right.
After publishing this, I realized that "Paddy's" was spelt spelled wrong.
After all, it means avoiding wheat, spelt, barley, rye, and a variety of other grain-based ingredients.
The "shortcake" was my usual biscuit recipe, but made with spelt flour in deference to David.
Spelt Sourdough Bread with Flax Seeds.
PEOPLE who eat strange foods like blue-green algae and spelt bread may seem like eccentrics who have nothing to do with ordinary Americans who toss burgers on the grill at night.
Bulgur Can Trim Your Bulges and Spelt Can Make You Svelte .
You can vary this recipe in countless ways: Substitute brown rice or spelt berries for the wild rice.
I also recommend several recipes from Daniel Leader's "Local Breads " (Norton, 2007), a collection of recipes from France, Germany and Central Europe, where spelt is more common.
Grains of spelt showed up recently in a food store bin looking much like wheat, but a little sleeker.
Make sure all words are spelt correctly.
To the uninitiated, vegan ice cream might sound like a sorry substitute à la spelt bread or Tofurkey—a consolation prize for restricted eaters.
You can vary this recipe in countless ways: Substitute brown rice or spelt berries for the wild rice .
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In science:

Indeed, even if the philosophical literature settled this controversy to its own satisfaction, work would remain for me (and Sider): since for us the contribution of the laws of mechanics to the definition (or supervenience basis, or functional role) of persistence would remain to be spelt out.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
The renormalization group approach to polymers as used in Sec. 4.2.1 is spelt out in App. D in the minimal subtraction scheme with dimensional regularization.
Directed polymers and Randomness
From the basic properties of D-branes spelt out explicitly in the work of Polchinski, there are a special class of noncommutative spaces that are particularly related to D-branes, namely the Azumaya-type noncommutative spaces.
Azumaya-type noncommutative spaces and morphisms therefrom: Polchinski's D-branes in string theory from Grothendieck's viewpoint
Lemma kcstep correct2 expresses an implied result: if the algorithm succeeds, then the measure of the list of allocated strings increases by exactly 2−n (Isabelle will often not notice conclusions that seem obvious to the prover; they must be spelt out).
Every Computably Enumerable Random Real Is Provably Computably Enumerable Random
Following (Spelt & Biesheuvel 1997), we take the variance to be 0.4 k (n) .
Inertial-particle dynamics in turbulent flows: caustics, concentration fluctuations, and random uncorrelated motion
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