Sprack

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sprack sprăk Quick; lively; alert.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sprack Sprightly; lively; brisk; alert.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sprack sprak vigorous, sprightly
    • Sprack Also Sprag
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Icel. sprækr, sprightly, dial. Sw. spräk, spräg, spirited, mettlesome; or Gael. spraic, vigor

Usage

In literature:

A deal he cares: he be just as sprack as ever.
"John Halifax, Gentleman" by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
STUBBE, STUBBING, GROVE (GRUBB), TWIGG, SPRIGG (TWINE, TWINING, TWISS, SPRAGUE, SPRACK, SPARK, SPRACKLIN, SPRECKLY).
"Surnames as a Science" by Robert Ferguson
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In poetry:

That's slowish work, Bob. What'st a-been about?
Thy pookèn don't goo on not over sprack.
Why I've a-pook'd my weäle, lo'k zee, clear out,
An' here I be ageän a-turnèn back.
"Eclogue:--The Best Man In The Vield" by William Barnes