Definition of Sprigtails

1. sprigtail [n] - See also: sprigtail



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sprigtails

spriggy
spright
sprighted
sprightful
sprightfully
sprightfulness
sprightless
sprightlier
sprightliest
sprightliness
sprightlinesses
sprightly
sprights
sprigs
sprigtail
sprigtails (current term)
spring-beetle
spring-clean
spring-cleaned
spring-cleaning
spring-cleans
spring-heeled
spring-like
spring-loaded
spring-release
spring-roll
spring-run fish
spring-water
spring back

Literary usage of Sprigtails

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Wild-fowl Shooting: Describing the Haunts, Habits, and Methods of by Joseph W. Long (1874)
"sprigtails are not usually so plenty in the Western States in the fall as during the spring; but a few make their appearance during September, ..."

2. Florida and the Game Water-birds of the Atlantic Coast and the Lakes of the by Robert Barnwell Roosevelt (1884)
"... canvas-backs and red-heads are alone expected, mallards, sprigtails, and especially the wary black-duck will never or rarely approach a point. ..."

3. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1874 Pin-oaks, whose tiny acorns are greedily sought for by mallards and sprigtails.—JW Long, ' American Wild Fowl,' p. 197. (NED) Pinch. ..."

4. American Ornithology; Or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States. by Alexander Wilson, Charles Lucian Bonaparte, William Jardine (1832)
"... disperse in different directions; but the sprigtails, when alarmed, cluster confusedly together as they mount, and thereby afford the sportsman a fair ..."

5. The American Sportsman by Elisha Jarrett Lewis (1906)
"sprigtails are shy and vigilant; when aroused, they fly confusedly together, so that the shooter has always a fine opportunity to rake the flock when on the ..."

6. The American Sportsman: Containing Hints to Sportsmen, Notes on Shooting by Elisha Jarrett Lewis (1857)
"sprigtails are shy and vigilant; when aroused, they fly confusedly together, so that the shooter has always a fine opportunity to rake the flock when on the ..."

7. The American Sportsman: Containing Hints to Sportsmen, Notes on Shooting by Elisha Jarrett Lewis (1874)
"sprigtails are shy and vigilant; when aroused, they fly confusedly together, so that the shooter has always a fine opportunity to rake the flock when on the ..."

8. Memories of a Rear-admiral who Has Served for More Than Half a Century in by Samuel Rhoades Franklin (1898)
"... and also to Suisun Bay, above Benicia; at the end of these little cruises returning laden with canvas - backs, sprigtails, widgeon, and teal. ..."

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