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Definition: To shove up the spout
, n. [Cf. Sw. spruta a squirt, a syringe. See
, v. t.]
1. That through which anything spouts; a discharging lip,
pipe, or orifice; a tube, pipe, or conductor of any kind
through which a liquid is poured, or by which it is
conveyed in a stream from one place to another; as, the
spout of a teapot; a spout for conducting water from the
roof of a building. --Addison. “A conduit with three
In whales . . . an ejection thereof [water] is
contrived by a fistula, or spout, at the head. --Sir
From silver spouts the grateful liquors glide.
2. A trough for conducting grain, flour, etc., into a
3. A discharge or jet of water or other liquid, esp. when
rising in a column; also, a waterspout.
To put up the spout
, To shove up the spout
, or To pop up the spout
, to pawn or pledge at a pawnbroker's; -- in
allusion to the spout up which the pawnbroker sent the
ticketed articles. [Cant]