Gobbet [noun]; /gɒbɪt/; Middle English gobet, from Old French gober, to swallow; 14th century. 1: small piece or morsel (e.g. of meat); 2: lump, viscous mass; 3: short piece, fragment, or extract of text; 4: small quantity of liquid, drop.
Example: Walking past Castle Court shopping centre, on a fine July afternoon, my attention was caught by a beautiful woman. She was wearing an expensive-looking black dress that showed off her slim, tanned legs to full advantage, but without vulgarity. She was tall, her height accentuated by elegant high heels. Her figure was perfect; not skinny like a fashion model, but fuller: more Marilyn Monroe than Kate Moss. There was a delicate gold chain around her neck, and a small designer handbag slung over her right shoulder. Her makeup was flawless: full vermilion lips, dark eyes. The highlights in her long wavy auburn hair sparked in the summer sunlight. She was classy; I was entranced. As I got closer, she stopped walking for a moment, hawked and spat a luminous gobbet of phlegm onto the pavement.