Speeder to Sperable
1. One who, or that which, speeds.
2. (Spinning) A machine for drawing and twisting slivers to form rovings.
(Speed"ful) a. Full of speed (in any sense). [Obs.]
(Speed"ful*ly), adv. In a speedful manner. [Obs.]
(Speed"i*ly) adv. In a speedy manner.
(Speed"i*ness), n. The quality or state of being speedy.
(Speed"less), a. Being without speed.
(Speed"well) n. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Veronica, mostly low herbs with pale blue
corollas, which quickly fall off.
(Speed"y) a. [Compar. Speedier ; superl. Speediest.] [AS. spedyg.] Not dilatory or slow; quick; swift; nimble; hasty; rapid
in motion or performance; as, a speedy flight; on speedy foot.
I will wish her speedy strength.Shak.
Darts, which not the good could shun,Dryden.
The speedy ould outfly.
(Speer) n. A sphere. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Speer), v. t. To ask. [Scot.] See Spere.
(Speet) v. t. [Cf. D. speten. See Spit an iron prong.] To stab. [Obs.] Gammer Gurton's Needle.
(Speight) n. [G. specht, probably akin to L. picus: cf. D. specht. &radic169. See Pie a magpie.]
(Zoöl.) A woodpecker; called also specht, spekt, spight. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]
(Speir) v. i. To ask. See Spere. Sir W. Scott.
(Speis`ko"balt) n. [G.] Smaltite.
(Speiss) n. [Cf. G. speise food, mixed metal for bells, etc.] (Metal.) A regulus consisting essentially
of nickel, obtained as a residue in fusing cobalt and nickel ores with silica and sodium carbonate to make
(Spek"boom) n. [D., lit. fat tree.] (Bot.) The purslane tree of South Africa, said to be the
favorite food of elephants. Balfour (Cyc. of India).
(Speke) v. i. & t. To speak. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Speke"house`) n. The parlor or reception room of a convent. [Obs.]
(Spel"ding) n. [Scot. speld to spread out, spelder to split. spread open; cf. G. spalten split.]
A haddock or other small fish split open and dried in the sun; called also speldron. [Scot.]
(Spel"i*cans) n. pl. See Spilikin.