Definition of Sprattle
1. to struggle [v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES] - See also: struggle
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Literary usage of Sprattle
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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! ..."