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Vox populi A surge or abrupt ↑ in the size or speed of a thing. See Fat spurt, Growth spurt.
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Morris physicalizes the affront this cross-species romance presents by having Platte, magnificently sung by tenor Jean-Paul Fouchecourt, perambulate in lurching walks and stifflegged spurting jumps, while declaiming in comically mispronounced French.
On one, David Howells, 48, asked Glenn: "Didn't you walk through the room when it were spurting out?
Each bleeding site was identified and graded by the surgeon as oozing, flowing or spurting, in increasing order of bleeding severity.
Researchers at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago now report that PKG plays a dual role, first spurting platelet aggregation and then, only minutes later, limiting clot size.