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  • In medieval and early modern kitchens, the spit was the preferred way of cooking meat in a large household. A servant, preferably a boy, sat near the spit turning the metal rod slowly and cooking the food; he was known as the "spit boy" or "spit jack". — “Rotisserie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • First, porchetta is usually not a whole roasted pig, but a boned, gutted pig (often a piglet or multiple piglets), stuffed, rolled with the skin and fat largely on the outside, spitted, and roasted that way. skin and fat largely on the outside, spitted, and roasted that way. — “Talk:Porchetta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,
  • The body of the pig is gutted, deboned, arranged carefully with layers of stuffing, meat, fat, and skin, then rolled, spitted, and roasted, traditionally over wood. Porchetta is usually heavily salted in addition to being stuffed with garlic, rosemary, fennel, or other herbs, often wild. — “Porchetta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”,


  • The National Guards, however, had gone up to the first floor of the town hall with buns spitted on their bayonets, and the drummer of the battalion carried a basket with bottles. — “Madame Bovary” by Gustave Flaubert
  • She did not yell out–no! she would have scorned to do it, if she had been spitted on the horns of a mad cow. — “Wuthering Heights” by Emily Bronte
  • The first thing that presented itself to Sancho's eyes was a whole ox spitted on a whole elm tree, and in the fire at which it was to be roasted there was burning a middling-sized mountain of faggots, and six stewpots that stood round the blaze had not been made in the ordinary mould of common pots, for they were six half wine-jars, each fit to hold the contents of a slaughter-house; they swallowed up whole sheep and hid them away in their insides without showing any more sign of them than if they were pigeons. — “Don Quixote” by Miguel De Cervantes
  • He freed his weapon, made a lunge, and touched his adversary on the shoulder. d'Artagnan immediately made a step backward and raised his sword; but Bernajoux cried out that it was nothing, and rushing blindly upon him, absolutely spitted himself upon d'Artagnan's sword. — “The Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas
  • They said Kelso got some rascally adventurer, some Belgian brute, to insult his son-in-law in public–paid him, sir, to do it, paid him–and that the fellow spitted his man as if he had been a pigeon. — “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Oscar Wilde


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