Definition of Spike out
1. Verb. Bring forth a spike or spikes. "My hyacinths and orchids are spiking now"
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spike Out
Literary usage of Spike out
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American Negligence Cases: A Complete Collection of All Reported Negligence by Theodore Frank Hamilton, Walter James Eagle (1905)
"The plaintiff then attempted to pry the spike out of the way with a pinch- ... The answer was: " Well, I suppose he took the spike out, because that is what ..."
2. The American and English Railroad Cases: A Collection of All Cases in the by Lawrence Lewis, Adelbert Hamilton, John Houston Merrill, William Mark McKinney, James Manford Kerr, John Crawford Thomson (1882)
"He believed that the accident was caused by the striking of the faces of the mauls together in the attempt to force the spike out from under the rail, ..."
3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1886)
"Now draw the spike out and put the end of the first loose strand into the enlarged opening. To do this easily you should insert the spike with its point ..."
4. Railroad Construction: Theory and Practice; a Text-book for the Use of by Walter Loring Webb (1922)
"When motion has once begun the capacity for resistance is greatly reduced, arid but little more vibration is required to pull the spike out so much that ..."
5. Railroad Construction: : Theory and Practice : a Text-book for the Use of by Walter Loring Webb (1917)
"... the capacity for resistance is greatly reduced, and but little more vibration is required to pull the spike out so much that ..."
6. The Trackman's Helper: A Handbook for Track Foremen, Supervisors and Engineers by Joseph Kindelan (1917)
"To draw a spike in frosty weather, or to draw a spike out of an oak tie at any time of the year, tap the spike on the head with a spike maul once or twice ..."