- a small peg for reinforcing the walls of a mold.
- a metal insert, used to chill certain portions of cast metal, that becomes an integral part of the finished casting.
verb (used with object), sprigged, sprig·ging.
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Bartleson even goes so far as to pack in some foliage, like a sprig of evergreen, that she’ll place in the corner of the shot to help frame the subject.
It rocks because their recipes are straight-up, no pretentions, no useless sprig of rosemary.
Even the celebrated shot of Uncle Paulie cutting garlic with a razor blade has a sprig of parsley in the foreground.
Nur looked like a kind little old man, and he wore a sprig of wild thyme in his hood.
I have written at least a dozen about this cavern, and I've described it without even forgetting a single sprig of moss.
It appeared that the fact of her having been the landlady of the Holly Sprig made no difference in his case.A Bicycle of Cathay|Frank R. Stockton
Delicate, refined, perfectly poised, and Kitty beside her like a sunflower to a sprig of heliotrope!You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Then Marie began to explain, telling all about the candles, the sprig of box and the face of the corpse.Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete|Guy de Maupassant