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Spang  n.  A bound or spring. (Scot.)

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"Spang" Quotes from Famous Books

... way-way f'om hyer, Marse Champe," he said dreamily. "Dey's gwine right spang over dar whar ...
— The Battle Ground • Ellen Glasgow

... de bes' er de lan', dey is—en de aigs dey wuz hatched right dar in de middle er de baid whar me en my ole man en de chillun sleep. De hull time dat black hen wuz a-settin', Cephus he was bleeged ter lay right spang on de bar' flo' caze we'uz afeared de aigs 'ould addle. Lawd! Lawd! dey wuz plum three weeks a-hatchin', en de weather des freeze thoo en thoo. Cephus he's been crippled up wid de rheumatics ever sence. Go 'way f'om yer, marster. I warn't bo'n yestiddy. ...
— The Deliverance; A Romance of the Virginia Tobacco Fields • Ellen Glasgow

... we went, and right spang in the thickest of the bushes an' muck we come across the queerest lookin' ...
— The Panchronicon • Harold Steele Mackaye

... in his Glossary (or rather, Mr. Douce, for the "D" appended to the note shows it to have proceeded from that accomplished antiquary), explains it, "Spon-neowe, span-new, newly spun. This is probably the true explanation of spick and span new. Ihre renders sping-spang, plane novus, in voce fick fack." The learned Jamieson, in his Dictionary, s. v. Split-new (which corresponds to the German Splitter neu, i. e. as new as a splinter or chip from the block), shows, at greater length than we can quote, that split and span equally denote a splinter ...
— Notes and Queries, Number 78, April 26, 1851 • Various

... curse low under his breath. Then followed the spang of his .35 Remington. I wheeled in time to see the bear straining upward in terrible convulsion, his head pointed high, with blood spurting from his nose. Slowly he swayed and fell ...
— Tales of lonely trails • Zane Grey

... Get down off that rail. Think we can see through you? You're thin, but you're not thin enough for that. Yes, I mean you, and don't you give me any of your impudence either. Look at those women out there. Right spang in the way of the scraper. Isn't that a woman all over? A woman and a hen, I don't know which is—Well, hel-lo! Where'd you come from? How's all the folks? Where's Lizzie? Didn't she come with you? Aw, isn't that ...
— Back Home • Eugene Wood

Words linked to "Spang" :   bang, impinge on, run into, strike, accent, dialect, collide with, hit

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