Spray vs Ballicater - What's the difference?

spray | ballicater |

As nouns the difference between spray and ballicater

is that spray is spray while ballicater is (newfoundland) ice formed by the action in winter of spray and waves along the shoreline, making a fringe or band on the landward side.




(en noun)
  • A fine, gentle, dispersed mist of liquid.
  • The sailor could feel the spray from the waves.
  • A small branch of flowers or berries.
  • The bridesmaid carried a spray of lily-of-the-valley.
  • * Dryden
  • The painted birds, companions of the spring, / Hopping from spray to spray, were heard to sing.
  • A collective body of small branches.
  • The tree has a beautiful spray .
  • * Spenser
  • And from the trees did lop the needless spray .
  • A pressurized container; an atomizer.
  • Any of numerous commercial products, including paints, cosmetics, and insecticides, that are dispensed from containers in this manner.
  • (medicine) A jet of fine medicated vapour, used either as an application to a diseased part or to charge the air of a room with a disinfectant or a deodorizer.
  • (metalworking) A side channel or branch of the runner of a flask, made to distribute the metal to all parts of the mold.
  • (metalworking) A group of castings made in the same mold and connected by sprues formed in the runner and its branches.
  • (Knight)

    Derived terms

    * body spray * bug spray * capiscum spray * cooking spray * feather spray * fly spray * hair spray * pepper spray * spray bottle * spray can * spray condenser * spray drain * spray gun * spray paint * vanishing spray


  • To project a liquid in a dispersive manner.
  • (figurative) To project many small items dispersively.
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  • , volume=189, issue=1, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Obama's once hip brand is now tainted , passage=Now we are liberal with our innermost secrets, spraying them into the public ether with a generosity our forebears could not have imagined. Where we once sent love letters in a sealed envelope, or stuck photographs of our children in a family album, now such private material is despatched to servers and clouds operated by people we don't know and will never meet.}}
  • To allocate blocks of memory from (a heap, etc.), and fill them with the same byte sequence, hoping to establish that sequence in a certain predetermined location as part of an exploit.
  • to spray the heap of a target process

    Derived terms

    * * sprayable


    * prays, raspy ----



    Alternative forms

    * ballicatter


    (en noun)
  • (Newfoundland) Ice formed by the action in winter of spray and waves along the shoreline, making a fringe or band on the landward side.
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