Springier
Springy Spring"y (-[y^]), a. [Compar. {Springier} (-[i^]*[~e]r); superl. {Springiest}.] [From {Spring}.] 1. Resembling, having the qualities of, or pertaining to, a spring; elastic; as, springy steel; a springy step. [1913 Webster]

Though her little frame was slight, it was firm and springy. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

2. Abounding with springs or fountains; wet; spongy; as, springy land. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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