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AcronymDefinition
SPITSSouth Pennines Integrated Transport Strategy (UK)
SPITSStrategic Platform for Intelligent Traffic Systems (Netherlands)
SPITSSubcutaneous Patriotic Intelligence Tattoo System (satire)
SPITSScan Platform Inertial and Thermal Simulator (Mariner IV)
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Presently when he had looked at us enough he came towards us, and stretching out his hand took me by the back of the neck, turning me this way and that, but feeling that I was mere skin and bone he set me down again and went on to the next, whom he treated in the same fashion; at last he came to the captain, and finding him the fattest of us all, he took him up in one hand and stuck him upon a spit and proceeded to kindle a huge fire at which he presently roasted him.
By and by, when the outer meats were roasted and had been taken off the spits, the carvers gave every man his portion and they all made an excellent dinner.
It was for this reason that he did not trust himself to the river astride one of the many drift-logs which lined its sand- spits.
He chews tobacco all the time and spits on the floor-- the horrid pig
First of all they roasted (pieces of meat), and drew them carefully off the spits.
On this coast the currents of the sea tend to throw up in front of the land, long spits and bars of loose sand, and on one of these, part of the town of Pernambuco stands.
This seems the queerest stretch of country," he went on; "long spits of sand jutting right out into the sea, dikes and creeks - miles and miles of them.
It conducts to the famous petits appartements of Lord Steyne --one, sir, fitted up all in ivory and white satin, another in ebony and black velvet; there is a little banqueting-room taken from Sallust's house at Pompeii, and painted by Cosway--a little private kitchen, in which every saucepan was silver and all the spits were gold.
The sand-hills here run down to the sea, and end in two spits of rock jutting out opposite each other, till you lose sight of them in the water.
I was pretty far down on the low, sandy spit that encloses the anchorage to the east, and is joined at half-water to Skeleton Island; and now, as I rose to my feet, I saw, some distance further down the spit and rising from among low bushes, an isolated rock, pretty high, and peculiarly white in colour.
Those moans express in the first place all the aimlessness of your pain, which is so humiliating to your consciousness; the whole legal system of nature on which you spit disdainfully, of course, but from which you suffer all the same while she does not.