• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spurling (Zoöl) A tern.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spurling A spelling of sparling.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Spurling =Sparling (q.v.).
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Sparling


In literature:

Hector Spurling's profession was written in every line of his face.
"The Doings Of Raffles Haw" by Arthur Conan Doyle
As Austin rose to execute his principal's commands, and usher the women to the gate, Mrs. Spurling and Marvel rose too.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
We have also Smelt and the synonymous Spurling.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
A species of smelt or spurling, taken in the Frith of Tay.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Spurling took out his knife and deliberately slithered a long, splintery shaving off the fence-top.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
We pushed into the swirling waters and were presently running free, sending the spurling spray flying on both sides of the boat.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
Spurling was quick to notice the revulsion.
"Murder Point" by Coningsby Dawson
Jarvis Spurling ignored Gavir's hand and stared coldly at him.
"Star Performer" by Robert J. Shea

In poetry:

When a wean begins to nod an' spurls wi' legs an' han's
Auld Johnnie Noddle at the window stan's,
Pits his face against the peen to see what he can see,
For Auld Johnnie Noddle—a queer man is he.
"Auld Johnnie Noddle" by Alexander Anderson
What lauchs o'love we hae at nicht wi' Johnnie, our wee wean,
As he wamples aff his mither's knee to row on the hearth-stane;
An' there he spurles wi' wee fat legs, an' mum'les in his glee,
Sweet gems frae his ain authors—Greek an' Hebrew unto me.
"Oor Johnnie" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Scam Artiste Hilary Spurling recounts the life of a notorious female grifter who bilked half of 19th-century France.
Pearl Buck in China By Hilary Spurling Simon & Schuster 304 pp.
CAROL PRICE SPURLING 'Mom, I'm Not Eating Meat Anymore'.
Hilary Spurling second volume of her two-volume life of Matisse will be published in the US in September.
Biographer Hilary Spurling, author of Matisse: The Master, talks to Edward Goldman about the great artist and focuses in on his Russian connection.
Biographer Hilary Spurling, author of Matisse : The Master, talks to Edward Goldman about the great artist and focuses in on his Russian connection.