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Spangle   /spˈæŋgəl/   Listen
Spangle

verb
(past & past part. spangled; pres. part. spangling)
1.
Glitter as if covered with spangles.
2.
Decorate with spangles.  Synonym: bespangle.






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"Spangle" Quotes from Famous Books



... this lower world, next to God and his wonders, are the men that spangle and shine ...
— The Riches of Bunyan • Jeremiah Rev. Chaplin

... love-carrollings amount to, this pretty fellow of a player, this fictitious hero of the modern, Neapolitan, operatic stage? Weighed in the balances, he and his whole occupation and calling were lighter, surely, than vanity itself? Rightly considered, he and his singing were but as a spangle, as some glittering trifle of tinsel, upon the veil still hiding the awful, yet benign, countenance of that tremendous and so surely approaching event.—Let him sing away, then, sing in peace. For the sound of his singing might help to lighten the weariness of the hours until the supreme ...
— The History of Sir Richard Calmady - A Romance • Lucas Malet

... explain what I mean by ornament. I mean anything stuck in or on, like a spangle, because it is pretty in itself, although it reveals nothing. Not one such ornament can belong to a polished style. It is paint, not polish. And if this is not what my questioner means by ornament, my answer must then be read according to the differences in his definition of the word. ...
— A Dish Of Orts • George MacDonald



Words linked to "Spangle" :   grace, embellish, adorn, gleam, glitter, beautify, decorate, glisten, glint, spangly, shine, adornment, ornament



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