Spurn

Spurn

, n. 1. A kick; a blow with the foot. [R.]
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What defense can properly be used in such a despicable encounter as this but either the slap or the spurn?
Milton.
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2. Disdainful rejection; contemptuous treatment.
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The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes.
Shak.
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3. (Mining) A body of coal left to sustain an overhanging mass.
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