Sparry
Sparry Spar"ry, a. [From {Spar}.] Resembling spar, or consisting of spar; abounding with spar; having a confused crystalline structure; spathose. [1913 Webster]

{Sparry iron} (Min.), siderite. See {Siderite} (a) .

{Sparry limestone} (Min.), a coarsely crystalline marble. [1913 Webster]


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  • sparry — [spär′ē] adj. sparrier, sparriest of, like, or rich in mineral spar …   English World dictionary

  • sparry — ˈspärē, pȧr , ri adjective Etymology: spar (VI) + y : resembling, consisting of, or abounding with spar : spathic sparry lode sparry luster …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sparry — Recorded in the spellings of Spear, Sperr, Spere, Spary, Sperry, Spier, Spearman, and others, this is a surname of both Olde English pre 7th century and later Anglo Saxon pre 9th Century origins. In its various forms it is recorded equally in… …   Surnames reference

  • sparry — /spahr ee/, adj. of or pertaining to mineral spar. [1685 95; SPAR3 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • sparry — adjective a) abundant with spar (the mineral) b) resembling spar (the mineral) …   Wiktionary

  • sparry — adj. of or pertaining to mineral spar; resembling a mineral spar …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sparry — spar·ry …   English syllables

  • sparry — spar•ry [[t]ˈspɑr i[/t]] adj. mir of or pertaining to mineral spar • Etymology: 1685–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • sparry — /ˈspari/ (say spahree) adjective of or relating to mineral spar. {spar3 + r + y1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sparry iron — Sparry Spar ry, a. [From {Spar}.] Resembling spar, or consisting of spar; abounding with spar; having a confused crystalline structure; spathose. [1913 Webster] {Sparry iron} (Min.), siderite. See {Siderite} (a) . {Sparry limestone} (Min.), a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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