Sprier
Spry Spry (spr[imac]), a. [Compar. {Sprier} or {Spryer} (-[~e]r); superl. {Spriest} or {Spryest}.] [Cf. dial. Sw. sprygg lively, skittish, and E. sprag.] Having great power of leaping or running; nimble; active. [U.S. & Local Eng.] [1913 Webster]

She is as spry as a cricket. --S. Judd (Margaret). [1913 Webster]

If I'm not so large as you, You are not so small as I, And not half so spry. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]


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  • sprier — comparative of spry …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sprier — /spruy euhr/, adj. a comparative of spry. * * * …   Universalium

  • sprier — spraɪ adj. full of life, active, sprightly, energetic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sprier — spri•er [[t]ˈspraɪ ər[/t]] adj. a comparative of spry …   From formal English to slang

  • sprier — comparative of spry * * * /spruy euhr/, adj. a comparative of spry …   Useful english dictionary

  • Spriest — Spry Spry (spr[imac]), a. [Compar. {Sprier} or {Spryer} ( [ e]r); superl. {Spriest} or {Spryest}.] [Cf. dial. Sw. sprygg lively, skittish, and E. sprag.] Having great power of leaping or running; nimble; active. [U.S. & Local Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spry — (spr[imac]), a. [Compar. {Sprier} or {Spryer} ( [ e]r); superl. {Spriest} or {Spryest}.] [Cf. dial. Sw. sprygg lively, skittish, and E. sprag.] Having great power of leaping or running; nimble; active. [U.S. & Local Eng.] [1913 Webster] She is as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spryer — Spry Spry (spr[imac]), a. [Compar. {Sprier} or {Spryer} ( [ e]r); superl. {Spriest} or {Spryest}.] [Cf. dial. Sw. sprygg lively, skittish, and E. sprag.] Having great power of leaping or running; nimble; active. [U.S. & Local Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Spryest — Spry Spry (spr[imac]), a. [Compar. {Sprier} or {Spryer} ( [ e]r); superl. {Spriest} or {Spryest}.] [Cf. dial. Sw. sprygg lively, skittish, and E. sprag.] Having great power of leaping or running; nimble; active. [U.S. & Local Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spry — adjective (sprier or spryer; spriest or spryest) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1746 nimble 1 < a spry 75 year old > • spryly adverb • spryness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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