Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Splanchnotomy noun [ Greek ............... an entrail + ............ to cut.] The dissection, or anatomy, of the viscera.

Splandrel noun See Spandrel . [ R.]

Splash transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Splashed ; present participle & verbal noun Splashing .] [ Akin to plash .]
1. To strike and dash about, as water, mud, etc.; to plash.

2. To spatter water, mud, etc., upon; to wet.

Splash intransitive verb To strike and dash about water, mud, etc.; to dash in such a way as to spatter.

Splash noun
1. Water, or water and dirt, thrown upon anything, or thrown from a puddle or the like; also, a spot or daub, as of matter which wets or disfigures.

2. A noise made by striking upon or in a liquid.

Splashboard noun A guard in the front part of vehicle, to prevent splashing by a mud or water from the horse's heels; -- in the United States commonly called dashboard .

Splasher noun
1. One who, or that which, splashes.

2. One of the guarde over the wheels, as of a carriage, locomotive, etc. Weale.

3. A guard to keep off splashes from anything.

Splashy adjective Full of dirty water; wet and muddy, so as be easily splashed about; slushy.

Splatter intransitive verb & t. To spatter; to splash.

Splatterdash n . Uproar. Jamieson.

Splay transitive verb [ Abbrev. of display .]
1. To display; to spread. [ Obsolete] "Our ensigns splayed ." Gascoigne.

2. To dislocate, as a shoulder bone.

3. To spay; to castrate. [ Obsolete or Prov. Eng.]

4. To turn on one side; to render oblique; to slope or slant, as the side of a door, window, etc. Oxf. Gloss.

Splay adjective Displayed; spread out; turned outward; hence, flat; ungainly; as, splay shoulders.

Sonwthing splay , something blunt-edged, unhandy, and infelicitous.
M. Arnold.

Splay adjective (Architecture) A slope or bevel, especially of the sides of a door or window, by which the opening is made larged at one face of the wall than at the other, or larger at each of the faces than it is between them.

Splayfoot noun ; plural Splayfeet A foot that is abnormally flattened and spread out; flat foot.

Splayfoot, Splayfooted adjective Having a splayfoot or splayfeet.

Splaymouth noun ; plural Splaymouths A wide mouth; a mouth stretched in derision. Dryden.

Splaymouthed adjective Having a splaymouth. T. Brown.

Spleen noun [ Latin splen , Greek ............ the milt or spleen, affection of the spleen; confer Latin lien , plihan , plīhan .]
1. (Anat.) A peculiar glandlike but ductless organ found near the stomach or intestine of most vertebrates and connected with the vascular system; the milt. Its exact function in not known.

2. Anger; latent spite; ill humor; malice; as, to vent one's spleen .

In noble minds some dregs remain,
Not yet purged off, of spleen and sour disdain.

3. A fit of anger; choler. Shak.

4. A sudden motion or action; a fit; a freak; a whim. [ Obsolete or R.]

A thousand spleens bear her a thousand ways.

5. Melancholy; hypochondriacal affections.

Bodies changed to various forms by spleen .

There is a luxury in self-dispraise:
And inward self-disparagement affords
To meditative spleen a grateful feast.

6. A fit of immoderate laughter or merriment. [ Obsolete]

Thy silly thought enforces my spleen .

Spleen transitive verb To dislke. [ Obsolete] Bp. Hacket.

Spleened adjective
1. Deprived of the spleen.

2. Angered; annoyed. [ Obsolete] R. North.

Spleenful adjective Displaying, or affected with, spleen; angry; fretful; melancholy.

Myself have calmed their spleenful mutiny.

Then rode Geraint, a little spleenful yet,
Across the bridge that spann'd the dry ravine.

Spleenish adjective Spleeny; affected with spleen; fretful. -- Spleen"ish*ly , adverb -- Spleen"ish*ness , noun

Spleenless adjective Having no spleen; hence, kind; gentle; mild. [ Obsolete] Chapman.

Spleenwort noun [ Spleen + wort ; confer Latin splenium , asplenium , Greek ............, ............, .......... ] (Botany) Any fern of the genus Asplenium , some species of which were anciently used as remedies for disorders of the spleen.

Spleeny adjective
1. Irritable; peevish; fretful.

Spleeny Lutheran, and not wholesome to
Our cause.

2. Affected with nervous complaints; melancholy.

Spleget noun [ Confer Pledget .] (Medicine) A cloth dipped in a liquid for washing a sore. Crabb.

Splenalgia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ......... spleen + ......... pain.] (Medicine) Pain over the region of the spleen.

Splenculus noun ; plural Splenculi . [ New Latin , dim. of Latin splen .] (Anat.) A lienculus.

Splendent adjective [ Latin splendens , -entis , present participle of splendere to shine.]
1. Shining; glossy; beaming with light; lustrous; as, splendent planets; splendent metals. See the Note under 3d Luster , 4.

2. Very conspicuous; illustrious. "Great and splendent fortunes." Sir H. Wotton.

Splendid adjective [ Latin splendidus , from splendere shine; confer Lithuanian splendëti : confer French splendide .]
1. Possessing or displaying splendor; shining; very bright; as, a splendid sun.

2. Showy; magnificent; sumptuous; pompous; as, a splendid palace; a splendid procession or pageant.

3. Illustrious; heroic; brilliant; celebrated; famous; as, a splendid victory or reputation.

Splendidious adjective Splendid. [ Obsolete]

Splendidly adverb In a splendid manner; magnificently.

Splendidness noun The quality of being splendid.

Splendidous adjective Splendid. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.

Splendiferous adjective Splendor- bearing; splendid. Bale (1538). "A splendiferous woman." Haliburton. [ Now used humorously.]

Splendor noun [ Latin from splendere to shine: confer French splendeur .]
1. Great brightness; brilliant luster; brilliancy; as, the splendor ot the sun. B. Jonson.

2. Magnifience; pomp; parade; as, the splendor of equipage, ceremonies, processions, and the like. "Rejoice in splendor of mine own." Shak.

3. Brilliancy; glory; as, the splendor of a victory.

Syn. -- Luster; brilliancy; magnifience; gorgeousness; display; showiness; pomp; parade; grandeur.

Splendrous, Splendorous adjective Splendid. Drayton.

Splenetic adjective [ Latin spleneticus : confer French splénétique . See Spleen .] Affected with spleen; malicious; spiteful; peevish; fretful. " Splenetic guffaw." G. Eliot.

You humor me when I am sick;
Why not when I am splenetic ?

Syn. -- Morese; gloomy; sullen; peevish; fretful.

Splenetic noun A person affected with spleen.

Splenetical adjective Splenetic.

Splenetically adverb In a splenetical manner.

Splenial adjective [ Latin splenium a plaster, a patch, Greek ............ a bandage.] (Anat.) (a) Designating the splenial bone. (b) Of or pertaining to the splenial bone or splenius muscle.

Splenial bone (Anat.) , a thin splintlike bone on the inner side of the proximal portion of the mandible of many vertebrates.

Splenial noun (Anat.) The splenial bone.

Splenic adjective [ Latin splenicus , Greek ............; confer French splénique .] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the spleen; lienal; as, the splenic vein.

Splenic apoplexy or fever . (Medicine) See Anthrax , noun , 3.

Splenical adjective Splenic.

Splenish adjective Spleenish. [ Obsolete] Drayton.

Splenitis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ............ of the spleen.] (Medicine) Inflammation of the spleen.

Splenitive adjective Splenetic. Shak.

Even and smooth as seemed the temperament of the nonchalant, languid Virginian -- not splenitive or rash.
T. N. Page.

Splenium noun [ Latin , a plaster, a patch, from Greek ............ a bandage, compress.] (Anat.) The thickened posterior border of the corpus callosum; -- so called in allusion to its shape.

Splenius noun [ New Latin ] (Anat.) A flat muscle of the back of the neck.