Sprattle

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Sprattle sprat′l (Scot.) to scramble.
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Usage

In poetry:

Swith! in some beggar's hauffet squattle;
There ye may creep, and sprawl, and sprattle;
Wi' ither kindred, jumping cattle;
In shoals and nations;
Whare horn nor bane ne'er daur unsettle
Your thick plantations.
"To A Louse" by Robert Burns