Springal
Springal Spring"al (spr[i^]ng"al), Springald Spring"ald (spr[i^]ng"ald), Springall Spring"all (spr[i^]ng"al), n. [Scot. springald, springel, fr. Scot. & E. spring.] An active, springy young man. [Obs.] ``There came two springals of full tender years.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Joseph, when he was sold to Potiphar, that great man, was a fair young springall. --Latimer. [1913 Webster]


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  • Springal — Spring al, n. [OF. espringale; of Teutonic origin, akin to E. spring.] An ancient military engine for casting stones and arrows by means of a spring. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • springal — [spriŋ′əldspriŋ′əl] n. 〚Scot springel, springald < ME sprynhold, prob. < springen: see SPRING〛 Archaic an active young man; youth: also springald [spriŋ′əld] * * * …   Universalium

  • springal — [spriŋ′əldspriŋ′əl] n. [Scot springel, springald < ME sprynhold, prob. < springen: see SPRING] Archaic an active young man; youth: also springald [spriŋ′əld] …   English World dictionary

  • springal — noun see springald …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • springal — spring·al …   English syllables

  • springal — noun see springald …   Useful english dictionary

  • Springald — Springal Spring al (spr[i^]ng al), Springald Spring ald (spr[i^]ng ald), Springall Spring all (spr[i^]ng al), n. [Scot. springald, springel, fr. Scot. & E. spring.] An active, springy young man. [Obs.] There came two springals of full tender… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Springall — Springal Spring al (spr[i^]ng al), Springald Spring ald (spr[i^]ng ald), Springall Spring all (spr[i^]ng al), n. [Scot. springald, springel, fr. Scot. & E. spring.] An active, springy young man. [Obs.] There came two springals of full tender… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Espringal — Es*prin gal, n. [See {Springal}.] (Mil. Antiq.) An engine of war used for throwing viretons, large stones, and other missiles; a springal. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Air spring — Spring Spring, n. [AS. spring a fountain, a leap. See {Spring}, v. i.] 1. A leap; a bound; a jump. [1913 Webster] The prisoner, with a spring, from prison broke. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. A flying back; the resilience of a body recovering its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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