Spangling
Spangle Span"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spangling}.] To set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled breastplate. --Donne. [1913 Webster]

What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Spangled coquette} (Zo["o]l.), a tropical humming bird ({Lophornis regin[ae]}). See {Coquette}, 2. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • spangling — span·gle || spæŋgl n. small glittering disk sewn on garments as decoration; any small sparkling object v. decorate with spangles, decorate with sparkles, cover with small shiny pieces …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Spangle — Span gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spangling}.] To set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled breastplate. Donne. [1913 Webster] What stars do spangle heaven …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spangled — Spangle Span gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spangling}.] To set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled breastplate. Donne. [1913 Webster] What stars do… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spangled coquette — Spangle Span gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spangling}.] To set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled breastplate. Donne. [1913 Webster] What stars do… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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