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Spang   Listen
noun
Spang  n.  A spangle or shining ornament. (Obs.) "With glittering spangs that did like stars appear."






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Spang" Quotes from Famous Books



... the mate coolly. "Like as not I may run spang on to them in the dark. I shan't, of course, if ...
— Fitz the Filibuster • George Manville Fenn

... but I hears dem dis mornin'—hears de city chap sparkin' Miss Ellis, and seen his arm spang round her, too, with her sweet face, white as wool, ...
— Bad Hugh • Mary Jane Holmes

... sure, to-o be sure," said the old man, no whit offended or displeased by the boy's pertness; for the spirit of bon camaraderie which existed between them was not easily disturbed. "Well, now, I'm jes' comin' to it right spang off. Well, ye see, I been over to Millville this mornin' in the boat, accordin' to custom, when the water ain't too rough, an' bein' off extry early, too, for I'd more 'n common to market for,—Mis' Douglas she told me to bring ...
— Uncle Rutherford's Nieces - A Story for Girls • Joanna H. Mathews

... was a Resolutioner, he seems to have had some misgivings as to the course he adopted. "We carried unanimously at last," says he in a letter to Mr. Spang, dated Perth, January 2, 1651, "the answer herewith sent to you. My joy for this was soon tempered when I saw the consequence, the loathing of sundry good people to see numbers of grievous bloodshedders ready to come in, and so many malignant noblemen ...
— The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning • Hugh Binning

... and not a soul nigh, when he sees a big ball, as high as his knee, whirlin' and spangin' away before him on the road. What it wer he could not think; but he never consayted there was a freet or a bo thereaway; so he kep near it, watching every spang and turn it took, till it ran into the gripe by the roadside. There was a gravel pit just there, and Tom Ettles wished to take another gliff at it before he went on. But when he keeked into the pit, what should he see but a man attoppa ...
— J. S. Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales, Volume 3 • Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

... says he, 'it's only a matter of two hundred acres or thereabouts, and it cuts right spang into my ...
— Mingo - And Other Sketches in Black and White • Joel Chandler Harris

... spang through the heart, looks like," commented Jones, following with his eye the ...
— The Yukon Trail - A Tale of the North • William MacLeod Raine

... do without rubber boots, when she wanted to wade through a brook, like this one, and the brooks were as they were now, all running spang full to the very edge with snow-water, the way this one did? Oo . . . Ooh . . . Ooh! how queer it did feel, to be standing most up to your knees this way, with the current curling by, all cold and snaky, feeling the fast-going water making your boot-legs shake like Aunt ...
— The Brimming Cup • Dorothy Canfield Fisher



Words linked to "Spang" :   hit, strike, accent, dialect, bang, impinge on, idiom



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