The news came out in next day's "spouter," with a string of good wishes from the editorial chair for the happy pair.
"Well, spouter Powell is a good skater, too," returned another.
"A little long-winded, spouter, but you hit the nail on the head," answered Fred.
"And if they don't, you let me know, and we'll attend to them," said spouter to his cousin.
"They haven't showed themselves yet, spouter," answered Jack.
"You ought to let us all have a hand in that, Andy," put in spouter.
And thereupon he and spouter and a number of others set to work to electioneer for Jack as hard as they could.
"I'm afraid you're going to be snowed in with us," said spouter.
Again there was a silence, and then spouter came to the front.
"Let's go on at least a short distance further," broke in spouter.
early 14c., related to Middle Dutch spoiten "to spout," North Frisian spütji "spout, squirt," Swedish sputa "to spout," and probably Middle Dutch spuwen "to spit" (see spew). Meaning "to talk, declaim" is recorded from 1610s.
late 14c., from spout (v.). It was the slang term for the lift in a pawnbroker's shop, up which articles were taken for storage, hence figurative phrase up the spout "lost, hopeless, gone beyond recall" (1812).