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adjective Archaic.
  1. sprinkled.
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Origin of sprent

1505–15; past participle of obsolete sprenge to sprinkle, Middle English sprengen, Old English sprengan; cognate with Old High German, Middle High German, German sprengen, Old Norse sprengja to make jump; cf. sprinkle
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Historical Examples of sprent

  • He had an arrow right through his mouth, nailed to a tree was he, and the grass all sprent with him.

    The Serf

    Guy Thorne

  • Look at yon carven shield,Above the chantry door, No blazoned pride bedecks its field,But emblems five sprent o'er.