from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The dung of the otter.

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  • noun Common misspelling of sprained.
  • noun A piece of otter dung. Usually used when referring to the observation and tracking of otters.


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Old French espraintes, espreintes, French épreintes from espreinte ("a desire to go to stool").


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  • See also spraints. Which you'd think, if you're an otter and you're going poo, you'd probably do more than one spraint anyhow. Right? Right?

    May 13, 2011

  • I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not going near that question.

    May 13, 2011

  • Learning a new kind of excrement, heading over here... finding that of course it is listed at specific-excrement.

    June 17, 2014