from The Century Dictionary.
- A variant of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb obsolete To shut in; to support; to inclose; to fasten.
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But come, boys, let uz take a dhrop o 'the bottle o' sper'ts we got out o 'the brig.
Stories of Comedy Rossiter Johnson 1885
I neber seed one fer sho, but I'se had strange 'sper'ences o' nights, en dar's dem w'at sez dey has seen de sperets ob de 'parted.
Miss Lou Edward Payson Roe 1863
-- you must take a dhrop before you go; besides the dogs outside the place would ate you onless there was some one they knew along wid you: and sure, if a dog bit you, you couldn't dhrink wather afther, let alone a dhrop o 'beer, or a thrifle o' sper'ts: isn't that thrue,
Handy Andy, Volume One A Tale of Irish Life, in Two Volumes Samuel Lover 1832
"Oh, I'm not stoppin '," said Larry; "I was sayin 'that it was a bad wild night, and Jimmy Barlow's appearance came into the house and asked them for a glass o' sper'ts, and that he'd be obleeged to them if they'd help him with his horse that slipped his shouldher; and, 'faith, afther
Handy Andy, Volume 2 — a Tale of Irish Life Samuel Lover 1832
It began in the early 2000s when the Swede J.sper Parnevik allowed himself to be attired by J. Lindeberg.
November 18, 2008 at 5:39 am r wii gonna haf tew sper… seppera… maek u tew goe inna differn cornrs?
Hold it… - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2008
Is this how he would run the Country, on sper of the moment decisions,or could we awake to find that the entire Country have been lost on a gamble?
Running for cover 2008
PS - Sper ca toată lumea care il stiam in liceu citeşte acest lucru, şi sper că
PRETTY perverted guy must have though of this, i can see wat he means by sper as the mouse kinda looks like one, but, come on!
 _Revista sper. di Freniatria_, 1894 (vol. xx: p. 458).
All About Coffee 1909
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