The same is the case with the sprat, the herring, and the pilchard, as well as with most of our fresh-water fish.
They 'swallowed the engagement as if it had been a sprat in the mouth of a whale.'
"To throw away a sprat to catch a herring" is a popular adage and of much good sense.
Theyre wondering who this sprat is that we are asked to swallow.
The original of the society is placed earlier in this history than in that of Dr. sprat.
Would sprat and Clifford have burned what they have told us they so much admired?
Of all the accused persons sprat was the most unlikely to be concerned in any hazardous design.
The writer states that the sprat and herring were used in Lent.
An office had been drawn up for the occasion by several Bishops, among whom were Ken and sprat.
Long before the time appointed the matter was arranged, and sprat's friend rescued from ruin.