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British Dictionary definitions for spraint

spraint

noun
  1. (often plural) a piece of otter's dung

Word Origin

C15 sprayntes (pl), from Medieval French espraintes otter's dung, from espreindre to press out: compare express
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  • I razer zink I am,” returned the philosopher with a faint smile; “mine onkle, I zink, is spraint.

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