3. A brad, or nail without a head.
4. (Naut.) A small eyebolt ragged or barbed at the point.
(Sprig), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sprigged ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sprigging ] To mark or adorn with the
representation of small branches; to work with sprigs; as, to sprig muslin.
(Sprigged) a. Having sprigs.
(Sprig"gy) a. Full of sprigs or small branches.
(Spright) n. [See Sprite.]
1. Spirit; mind; soul; state of mind; mood. [Obs.] "The high heroic spright." Spenser.
Wondrous great grief groweth in my spright.Spenser.
2. A supernatural being; a spirit; a shade; an apparition; a ghost.
Forth he called, out of deep darkness dread,Spenser.
Legions of sprights.
To thee, O Father, Son, and Sacred Spright.Fairfax.
3. A kind of short arrow. [Obs.] Bacon.
(Spright), v. t. To haunt, as a spright. [Obs.] Shak.
(Spright"ful) a. [Spright sprite + full.] Full of spirit or of life; earnest; vivacious; lively; brisk; nimble; gay.
[Obs.] Spright"ful*ly, adv. [Obs.] Shak.
Spright"ful*ness, n. [Obs.]
Spoke like a sprightful gentlemen.Shak.
Steeds sprightful as the light.Cowley.
(Spright"less), a. Destitute of life; dull; sluggish.
(Spright"li*ness) n. The quality or state of being sprightly; liveliness; life; briskness; vigor; activity; gayety; vivacity.
In dreams, observe with what a sprightliness and alacrity does she [the soul] exert herself!Addison.
(Spright"ly) a. [Compar. Sprightlier ; superl. Sprightliest.] [See Sprite.] Sprightlike, or
spiritlike; lively; brisk; animated; vigorous; airy; gay; as, a sprightly youth; a sprightly air; a sprightly dance.
"Sprightly wit and love inspires." Dryden.
The sprightly Sylvia trips along the green.Pope.
(Sprig"tail`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The pintail duck; called also sprig, and spreet-tail. [Local, U.S.]
(b) The sharp-tailed grouse. [Local, U.S.]
(Spring) v. i. [imp. Sprang or Sprung ; p. p. Sprung; p. pr. & vb. n. Springing.] [AS. springan; akin
to D. & G. springen, OS. & OHG. springan, Icel. & Sw. springa, Dan. springe; cf. Gr. to hasten. Cf.