noun, plural sprats, (especially collectively) sprat for 1.
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Thomas Sprat, an English prelate and poet, died; he was distinguished as a writer, and rewarded with preferments.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
The Judge inquired if that was the sole object of the plaintiff, or was it not rather baiting with a sprat to catch a herring?
Baxter—so soon as it is ready—will let you see a proof of my introduction, which is only sent out as a sprat to catch whales.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
Stow-boating is really sprat catching, and no one can exactly explain the meaning of the term.A Chapter of Adventures|G. A. Henty
It is particularly abundant at Teignmouth, where it is known as the Sand Sprat, and forms an important article of diet.The Sea Shore|William S. Furneaux