Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. spure, spore, AS. spura, spora,; akin to D. spoor, G. sporn, OHG. sporo, Icel. spori, Dan. spore, Sw. sporre, and to AS. spor, a trace, footstep, spyrian, to trace, track, examine, and E. spurn,. √171. Cf. Sparrow Spere Spoor Spurn
He had felt the touch of the spur.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
He dug his spur cruelly into his little pony's flank.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
Striking the spurs into the sides of his horse, Groot Willem, followed by Hendrik, galloped forward to cut off their retreat.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
Bough gave the tired pony both spurs when the prey he hunted came in sight.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Before he could speak she pointed to his spurred boot.
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
It does not in the least matter that spurs are seldom driven into the sides of horses.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
Then my father swore a big oath, and plunged his spurs into his horse's sides.
"Tales From Scottish Ballads" by Elizabeth W. Grierson
Any knight worthy of his spurs should be able to stop any pack of commoners from fighting.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Don't wear spurs until you are quite sure that you won't spur at the wrong time.
"A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses" by J. S. Rarey
Use yore heels, I see you got yore spurs on.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Who gives him his spur?
"I," said his Chief,
Exacting and brief,
"I'll give him the spur."
"The New Knighthood" by Rudyard Kipling
And did no thought affect his breast,
Or bid his feet delay?
Ah! no! the crime but adds a zest
To spur his guilty way.
"The Lass Of Fair Wone" by Charlotte Dacre
Full lightly shall the prize be won,
If love be Fortune's spur;
And never maiden stoops to him
Who lifts himself to her.
"Amy Wentworth" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Count Louis, soul of chivalry,
Put trust in plighted word;
By starlight on the broad brown lea,
To bar the strife he spurred.
"Archduchess Anne" by George Meredith
Desperate, as his terror rise,
In the steed the spur he hides;
From himself in vain he flies;
Anxious, restless, on he rides.
"Frederick and Alice" by Sir Walter Scott
She whipped her steed, she spurred her steed,
Till his breast was all a foam;
But nearer unto that tall young knight,
By Our Ladye she could not come.
"Sir Roland" by Andrew Lang
SACRAMENTO — There was a new face at the Spurs morning shootaround at ARCO Arena on Sunday morning.
Time magazine spurred public debate 40 years ago with a startling question on its cover: "Is God Dead".
Rabbi's use of discretionary funds spurs new policies.
Spurs can't avoid downpour in OKC.
Spurs draftee Joseph has a good attitude, eh.
Posted on August 21, 2011 at 10:47 am by Mike Monroe in Cory Joseph, Spurs.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich was pleased with his team's performance as it claimed its third straight victory.
Pompeii, a town southeast of Naples, Italy, built on a spur of prehistoric lava, is just one example.
Violence spurred school district to make security changes.
Posted on September 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm by Dan McCarney in Spurs.
Count Spurs guard Manu Ginobili among those unfazed by the NBA's newfound crackdown on flopping.
Spurs can't wait to face Clippers after eight-day break.
Imagine Entertainment is getting in on the slew of soccer-themed projects spurred by the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, planning a feature film about legendary Brazilian soccer player Pele.
Spurs fall flat in third quarter.
The Spurs had a 10-point lead early in the third quarter but entered the fourth quarter trailing the Magic 76-66.
These discoveries have spurred much theoretical work.
The Chemical Compositions of Stars with Planets: A Review
More recently, the search for patterns in large datasets has spurred the development and exploration of new tests.
Convex Rank Tests and Semigraphoids
Some arms have spurs (Dobbs and Bonnell 2006) presumably so that they can rotate faster, or anyhow faster than the gas out of the plane, so say Barnabe et al. (2006) and Fratelli and Binney (2006).
Astrophysics in 2006
Different concepts for detectors have evolved[12, 17], as the rapid collider progress has spurred the experimental community.
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
The latter may correspond to the emission from the North Polar Spur.
Statistics of Galactic Synchrotron and Dust Foregrounds: Spectra, PDFs and Higher-Order Moments