Sparable
Sparable Spar"a*ble, n. [Corrupted from sparrow bill.] A kind of small nail used by shoemakers. [1913 Webster]

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  • sparable — [spar′ə bəl] n. 〚altered < sparrow bill: from its shape〛 a small, headless nail used by shoemakers * * * …   Universalium

  • sparable — [spar′ə bəl] n. [altered < sparrow bill: from its shape] a small, headless nail used by shoemakers …   English World dictionary

  • sparable — noun A small headless nail used in making shoes (especially the heels) …   Wiktionary

  • sparable — n. small headless nail that cobblers use …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sparable — [ sparəb(ə)l] noun a headless nail used for the soles and heels of shoes. Origin C17: contr. of sparrow bill, with ref. to the nail s shape …   English new terms dictionary

  • sparable — spar·a·ble …   English syllables

  • sparable — /ˈspærəbəl/ (say sparuhbuhl) noun a small, headless nail used by shoemakers. {variant of sparrow bill} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sparable — n. a headless nail used for the soles and heels of shoes. Etymology: contr. of sparrow bill, also used in this sense …   Useful english dictionary

  • sparable tin — noun : tin ore in grains like sparables …   Useful english dictionary

  • Accipiter nisus — Sparrow Spar row, n. [OE. sparwe, AS. spearwa; akin to OHG. sparo, G. sperling, Icel. sp[ o]rr, Dan. spurv, spurre, Sw. sparf, Goth. sparwa; originally, probably, the quiverer or flutterer, and akin to E. spurn. See {Spurn}, and cf. {Spavin}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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