Definition of Sprattle

1. to struggle [v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES] - See also: struggle



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sprattle

spraining
sprains
sprains and strains
spraint
spraints
sprang
sprangle
sprangled
sprangles
sprangs
sprant
sprat
spratlike
spratmo
sprats
sprattle (current term)
sprattled
sprattles
sprattling
sprauncy
sprawl
sprawled
sprawler
sprawlers
sprawlier
sprawliest
sprawling
sprawlingly
sprawls
sprawly

Literary usage of Sprattle

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1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"The flow'rs sprang wanton to be prest, & To Mary in Heaven sprattle [to struggle, to scramble] ... There ye may creep, and sprawl, and sprattle, To a Louse. ..."

2. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"To sprattle, v. ч. To scramble, to sprawl, s. There ye may creep, and sprawl, ... sprattle ..."

3. Poems of the English Race by Raymond Macdonald Alden (1921)
"... your fit upon her— Gae somewhere else, and seek your dinner On some poor body. Sae fine a lady? 10 sprattle,5 Wi' ither kindred jumping cattle, Swith! ..."

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