Spanæmic to Spare
(Spa*næ"mic) a. (Med.) Of or pertaining to spanæmia; having impoverished blood.
(Span"cel) n. [Perhaps span + AS. sal a rope.] A rope used for tying or hobbling the legs of
a horse or cow. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.] Grose.
(Span"cel), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spanceled or Spancelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Spanceling or
Spancelling.] To tie or hobble with a spancel. [Prov. Eng. & Local, U.S.] Malone.
(Span"dogs`) n. pl. A pair of grappling dogs for hoisting logs and timber.
(Span"drel) n. [From Span.]
1. (Arch.) The irregular triangular space between the curve of an arch and the inclosing right angle; or
the space between the outer moldings of two contiguous arches and a horizontal line above them, or
another arch above and inclosing them.
2. A narrow mat or passe partout for a picture. [Cant]
(Spane) v. t. [Akin to G. spänen, LG. & D. spennen, AS. spanu a teat.] To wean. [Obs. or
(Spang) v. t. To spangle. [Obs.]
(Spang), v. i. To spring; to bound; to leap. [Scot.]
But when they spang o'er reason's fence,Ramsay.
We smart for't at our own expense.
(Spang), n. A bound or spring. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott.
(Spang), n. [AS. spange a clasp or fastening; akin to D. spang, G. spange, OHG. spanga,
Icel. spöng a spangle.] A spangle or shining ornament. [Obs.]
With glittering spangs that did like stars appear.Spenser.
(Span"gle) n. [OE. spangel, dim. of AS. spange. See Spang a spangle.]
1. A small plate or boss of shining metal; something brilliant used as an ornament, especially when stitched
on the dress.
2. Figuratively, any little thing that sparkless. "The rich spangles that adorn the sky." Waller.
Oak spangle. See under Oak.
(Span"gle), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spangled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Spangling ] To set or sprinkle
with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled breastplate. Donne.
What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty?Shak. Spangled coquette (Zoöl.), a tropical humming bird See Coquette, 2.
(Span"gle), v. i. To show brilliant spots or points; to glisten; to glitter.
Some men by feigning words as dark as mineBunyan.
Make truth to spangle, and its rays to shine.
(Span"gler) n. One who, or that which, spangles.
(Span"gly) a. Resembling, or consisting of, spangles; glittering; as, spangly light.