[ sprent ]


Origin of sprent

First recorded in 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 cause to jump”; cf. sprinkle

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How to use sprent in a sentence

  • The third is from Solomon sprent, a retired seaman, for whom I have an affection and respect.'

    Micah Clarke | Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Solomon sprent married and lived for many years as happily as his friends could wish.

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

  • He turned to find the great tear-sprent eyes of Marjorie staring at him.

    Excuse Me! | Rupert Hughes
  • 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