Spark arrester, a contrivance to prevent the escape of sparks while it allows the passage of gas, — chiefly used in the smokestack of a wood-burning locomotive. Called also spark consumer. [U.S.]

(Spark), n. [Icel. sparkr lively, sprightly.]

1. A brisk, showy, gay man.

The finest sparks and cleanest beaux.

Spareful to Spatial

(Spare"ful) a. Sparing; chary. [Obs.] Fairfax.

Spare"ful*ness, n. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.

(Spare"less), a. Unsparing. Sylvester.

(Spare"ly), adv. In a spare manner; sparingly.

(Spare"ness), n. [Cf. AS. spærnis frugality.] The quality or state of being lean or thin; leanness.

(Spar"er) n. One who spares.

(Spare"rib`) n. [Spare, a. + rib.] A piece of pork, consisting or ribs with little flesh on them.

(Sparge) v. t. [L. spargere; cf. F. asperger.] To sprinkle; to moisten by sprinkling; as, to sparge paper.

(Spar`ge*fac"tion) n. [L. spargere to strew + facere, factum, to make.] The act of sprinkling. [Obs.] Swift.

(Spar"ger) n. [Cf. F. asperger to sprinkle, L. aspergere, spargere.] A vessel with a perforated cover, for sprinkling with a liquid; a sprinkler.

(Spar"hawk`) n. [OE. sperhauke.] (Zoöl.) The sparrow hawk. [Prov. Eng.]

(Spar"-hung`) a. Hung with spar, as a cave.

(Spar"ing) a. Spare; saving; frugal; merciful. Bacon.

Spar"ing*ly, adv. — Spar"ing*ness, n.

(Spark) n. [OE. sparke, AS. spearca; akin to D. spark, sperk; cf. Icel. spraka to crackle, Lith. spragëti, Gr. a bursting with a noise, Skr. sphrj to crackle, to thunder. Cf. Speak.]

1. A small particle of fire or ignited substance which is emitted by a body in combustion.

Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
Job v. 7.

2. A small, shining body, or transient light; a sparkle.

3. That which, like a spark, may be kindled into a flame, or into action; a feeble germ; an elementary principle. "If any spark of life be yet remaining." Shak. "Small intellectual spark." Macaulay. "Vital spark of heavenly flame." Pope.

We have here and there a little clear light, some sparks of bright knowledge.

Bright gem instinct with music, vocal spark.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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