To cause a frog or a toad to fly through the air

Grandiloquent dictionary. 2006.

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  • spanghew — verb To strike and cause to fly in the air …   Wiktionary

  • spanghew — Cleveland Dialect List to cause to move with force or velocity …   English dialects glossary

  • spanghew — spang·hew …   English syllables

  • spanghew — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ(h)yü transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: alteration of spang (I) dialect Britain : to throw violently into the air; especially : to throw (a frog) into the air from the end of a stick …   Useful english dictionary

  • spang — I Cleveland Dialect List to fling II North Country (Newcastle) Words to leap with elastic force, to spring spanghew to throw with violence. The word is sometimes used to express a barbarous operation on the toad, a reptile to which rustics have a …   English dialects glossary

  • spang-whew — variant of spanghew …   Useful english dictionary

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