That spurt in the private sector set the stage for his congressional career.
It has made people squirm and spurt out apologies, and it has made my face burn a darker red.
It was the old story of volunteers, brave enough at a spurt, going to pieces in panic under hard and continued strain.
There was no outcry; simply a spurt of blood and brain, and all was over.
But the sight of a fireplace and plenty of dry wood ready to flame up at the spurt of a match heartened them somewhat.
A spurt of laughter dies into a shiver of repugnance at the action.
When it was opposite the flag a spurt of flame came from the pistol of the man in it, and John actually laughed.
Another bullet lifted a spurt of dust almost at his horse's feet.
There was a great blaze, a spurt of smoke and a tremendous crash.
A spurt of speed and Morgan was beside him, leaning over, demanding the gun.
"to gush out, squirt," 1560s, variant of spirt, perhaps cognate with Middle High German spürzen "to spit," and sprützen "to squirt" (see sprout). The noun in this sense is attested from 1775.
"brief burst of activity," 1560s, variant of spirt "brief period of time" (1540s), of uncertain origin, perhaps somehow connected with spurt (v.).