spang

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v spang leap, jerk, bang "Bullets spanged into the trees"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Spang A bound or spring.
    • n Spang A spangle or shining ornament. "With glittering spangs that did like stars appear."
    • v. t Spang To spangle.
    • v. i Spang To spring; to bound; to leap. "But when they spang o'er reason's fence,
      We smart for't at our own expense."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spang A shining ornament or object; a spangle.
    • spang To set with bright points: star or spangle.
    • spang To leap; spring.
    • spang To cause to spring; set forcibly in motion; throw with violence.
    • n spang A spring; a leaping or springing up; a violent blow or movement.
    • spang To hitch; fasten.
    • n spang A span.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Spang spang a spangle, shining ornament.
    • v.i Spang spang (Scot.) to leap
    • v.t Spang to set in violent motion, to hurl
    • n Spang a springing up: a sudden blow
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. spange, a clasp or fastening; akin to D. spang, G. spange, OHG. spanga, Icel. spöng, a spangle

Usage

In literature:

Occasional bullets buzzed in the air and spanged into tree trunks.
"The Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane
Right spang in the way of the scraper.
"Back Home" by Eugene Wood
Lambs were there, and running fountains, and spangly stars, and peacocks, and doves.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
He 'lows his line runs spang over them rocks, an' a heap furder.
"The Riddle Of The Rocks" by Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)
I opens my mouf, en w'en de Pimmerly Plum draps, I boun' you she draps right spang in dar.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
I opens my mouf, en w'en de Pimmerly Plum draps, I boun' you she draps right spang in dar.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
How you dragged Jake Houck into the willows right spang from among the Utes?
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Tentatively his fingers touched the little lump that the spangly bow of red made inside his coat.
"Once to Every Man" by Larry Evans
The troopers yelled shrilly and spanged bullets low into the foliage.
"The Little Regiment" by Stephen Crane
Bullets spanged around him, probing the darkness.
"The Sensitive Man" by Poul William Anderson
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In poetry:

Then the young gudeman that was soon to be
Gaed on't wi' a lichtsome spang;
An' he cried to the lave to come on behin',
For Ailie wad think them lang.
"Daft Ailie" by Alexander Anderson
He cockit his hat ower ane o' his cheeks,
And awa wi' a halt and a spang—
For his tail was doun ae leg o' his breeks,
And his butes war a half ower lang.
"The Deil's Forhooit His Ain" by George MacDonald
"Look sharp when she peeps through the crack o' the door!
Look sharp when she hides away under the floor!
She'll crack the bare ground with a terrible bang!
And out from the clap boards the nails will go, spang!
"Saarchinkold!" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

Matt Beck and Destiny Spang are, together, a musical-production powerhouse.
Saturday night was a somber one for seniors Sarah Spang, Riley Rogers, Leanne Mueller and Alexa Busser, who lost in their last match as Lady Crusaders.
Spang contributed a team-high eight kills in the match, but it was not enough as Groton- Dunstable fell to Marlboro in the opening round of the Division 2 Central Mass.
Saturday night was a somber one for seniors Sarah Spang, Riley Rogers, Leanne Mueller and Alexa Busser who competed in their last match as a Lady Crusader.
The seven players are Maxime Fortunus, Eric Godard, Brad Lukowich, Travis Morin, Raymond Sawada, Dan Spang and Francis Wathier.
The Dallas Stars have re-signed goaltender Richard Bachman to a one-year, two-way contract and have signed defenseman Dan Spang to a one-year, two-way deal.
Spang girl to be tried as an adult.
Spang girl to be tried as an adultBy Alan SorensenThe teen-age girl charged in connection with the murders of two Havre residents in September will be tried in 12th Judicial District Court as an adult.
In character, Ms Streep, third from left, meets with her minions in a spangly Bill Blass jacket and several pounds of gold.
If one is predisposed to seek out myriad halls and deck them with boughs of holly - or any other spangly holiday accouterments - one could do worse than select Gillette Castle.
Sandy Spang has seen everything from business deals to birthdays.
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In science:

Spang, and the AMBER Consortium Collaboration, “First direct detection of a Keplerian rotating disk around the Be star $\alpha$ Arae using the VLTI/AMBER instrument,” A&A in press, pp. (eprint: astro–ph/060640), June 2006. 8. A.
First astrophysical results from AMBER/VLTI
For each step the corresponding water thermal expansion and a are back-calculated by minimizing compressibility are used (Spang 2002).
Temperature induced pore fluid pressurization in geomaterials
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