Definition of Spairge
1. to sprinkle [v SPAIRGED, SPAIRGING, SPAIRGES] - See also: sprinkle
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spairge
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Literary usage of Spairge
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of the Scottish Language: In which the Words are Explained in by John Jamieson (1867)
"To spairge, va I. To dash ; to strike aslant, applied to liquids, 3. .Burn». 2. To bespatter by dashing any liquid, S. 3. To sully by reproach, S. .Burn». ..."
2. A Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language ...: Supplement by John Jamieson (1825)
"A derivative from spairge, qv Perhaps formed from Fr. aspersion, or Ital. aspersion^. This v. had the form of Spargel in OE " Spar- ..."
3. The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and a Criticism on by Robert Burns, James Currie (1835)
"... solder ; to solder, to cement. Spae, to prophesy, to divine. Spaul, a limb. thing liquid. spairge, to dash, to soil, as with mire. ..."