|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) See Spital.
2. (v. t.) To dig or stir with a small spade.
3. (n.) A small sort of spade.
4. (n.) The thick, moist matter which is secreted by the salivary glands; saliva; spit.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
spit, spit'-l (yaraq, roq; (em)ptuo): Spitting in a person's face indicated gross contempt (Numbers 12:14 Deuteronomy 25:9 Job 30:10 Isaiah 50:6 Matthew 26:67; Matthew 27:30, etc.); when performed by an unclean person it produced defilement (Leviticus 15:8) which necessitated washing the clothes and a bath. When David allowed his spittle (rir) to run down over his beard, it was his purpose to behave like a lunatic (1 Samuel 21:13). "Till I swallow down my spittle" (Job 7:19) has the same import as the English "in the twinkling of an eye" (1 Corinthians 15:52). Spittle was used by our Lord in restoring sight and speech (Mark 7:33 John 9:6) as signifying His will to cure. It was a widespread belief that spittle, accompanied with magical formulas, possessed medicinal qualities. "Oil" possessed a similar virtue. (Mark 6:13 James 5:14).
Spittle (3 Occurrences)
John 9:6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, (KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
1 Samuel 21:13 He changed his behavior before them, and feigned himself mad in their hands, and scrabbled on the doors of the gate, and let his spittle fall down on his beard. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV)
Job 7:19 How long will you not look away from me, nor leave me alone until I swallow down my spittle? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)