Spray drain
Spray Spray (spr[=a]), n. [Cf. Dan. sprag. See {Sprig}.] 1. A small shoot or branch; a twig. --Chaucer.

Syn: sprig. [1913 Webster]

The painted birds, companions of the spring, Hopping from spray to spray, were heard to sing. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A collective body of small branches, or cut flowers with long stems; as, the tree has a beautiful spray; many sprays were sent in condolence to teh funeral home. [1913 Webster +PJC]

And from the trees did lop the needless spray. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. (Founding) (a) A side channel or branch of the runner of a flask, made to distribute the metal in all parts of the mold. (b) A group of castings made in the same mold and connected by sprues formed in the runner and its branches. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

{Spray drain} (Agric.), a drain made by laying under earth the sprays or small branches of trees, which keep passages open. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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