Spray drain(Agric.), a drain made by laying under earth the sprays or small branches of trees, which keep passages open.

(Spray), n. [probably from a Dutch or Low German form akin to E. spread. See Spread, v. t.]

1. Water flying in small drops or particles, as by the force of wind, or the dashing of waves, or from a waterfall, and the like.

2. (Med.) (a) A jet of fine medicated vapor, used either as an application to a diseased part or to charge the air of a room with a disinfectant or a deodorizer. (b) An instrument for applying such a spray; an atomizer.

Spray condenser(Steam Engine) an injection condenser in which the steam is condensed by a spray of water which mingles with it.

(Spray), v. t.

1. To let fall in the form of spray. [Poetic] M. Arnold.

2. To throw spray upon; to treat with a liquid in the form of spray; as, to spray a wound, or a surgical instrument, with carbolic acid.

(Spray`board) n. (Naut.) See Dashboard, n., 2 (b).

(Spread) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spread; p. pr. & vb. n. Spreading.] [OE. spreden, AS. sprædan; akin to D. spreiden, spreijen, LG. spreden, spreen, spreien, G. spreiten, Dan. sprede, Sw. sprida. Cf. Spray water flying in drops.]

Sprawl to Spring

(Sprawl) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sprawled (spr&addld); p. pr. & vb. n. Sprawling.] [OE. spraulen; cf. Sw. sprattla to sprawl, dial. Sw. spralla, Dan. spælle, sprælde, D. spartelen, spertelen, to flounder, to struggle.]

1. To spread and stretch the body or limbs carelessly in a horizontal position; to lie with the limbs stretched out ungracefully.

2. To spread irregularly, as vines, plants, or tress; to spread ungracefully, as chirography.

3. To move, when lying down, with awkward extension and motions of the limbs; to scramble in creeping.

The birds were not fledged; but upon sprawling and struggling to get clear of the flame, down they tumbled.

(Sprawls) n. pl. Small branches of a tree; twigs; sprays. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(Spray) n. [Cf. Dan. sprag. See Sprig.]

1. A small shoot or branch; a twig. Chaucer.

The painted birds, companions of the spring,
Hopping from spray, were heard to sing.

2. A collective body of small branches; as, the tree has a beautiful spray.

And from the trees did lop the needless spray.

3. (Founding) (a) A side channel or branch of the runner of a flask, made to distribute the metal in all parts of the mold. (b) A group of castings made in the same mold and connected by sprues formed in the runner and its branches. Knight.

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