spraint

noun

(often plural) a piece of otter's dung

Nearby words

  1. sprag,
  2. sprague,
  3. sprague, frank julian,
  4. sprain,
  5. sprain fracture,
  6. sprang,
  7. sprat,
  8. spratly islands,
  9. sprattle,
  10. sprawl

Word Origin for spraint

C15 sprayntes (pl), from Medieval French espraintes otter's dung, from espreindre to press out: compare express

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Examples from the Web for spraint

  • I razer zink I am,” returned the philosopher with a faint smile; “mine onkle, I zink, is spraint.

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