from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A springe.
- noun A rod about four feet in length, used in thatching.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Prov. Eng. A springe.
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- noun rare a
trapto catch animals, using a springmechanism.
- verb rare to
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Hobbits dance the springle-ring–a pretty dance, but rather vigorous–on the table, with bells.
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As soon as done turn quickly on a towel wrung out of water; spread with jelly; springle liberally with coarsely-chopped peanuts; roll up and dust with powdered sugar.
From Captivity to Fame or The Life of George Washington Carver Raleigh Howard Merritt 1929
Some overflowings from such a fountain of information may therefore be permitted to springle these pages.
Here Billy amused us by catching Wiskajons in an old-fashioned springle that dated from the days when guns were unknown; but the captured birds came back fearlessly each time after being released.
The Arctic Prairies : a Canoe-Journey of 2,000 Miles in Search of the Caribou; Being the Account of a Voyage to the Region North of Aylemer Lake Ernest Thompson Seton 1903
It looked exactly like other breakfast food, but you'd a died to see dad and several invalid Southern colonels, and two women who were at the table, pour cream on that pulverized cork, and springle sugar on it, and try to get the pulverized cork to soak up the cream, but the particles of cork floated on top of the cream, and acted alive.
"Aha, he is not gone yet!" he cried, as the rod bowed like a springle-bow.
Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 5 Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle 1864
He did, however, springle it wiz pebble, which was a nahz touch.
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