Crossword clues for sprig
- Usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
- An ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers
- Floral purchase
- Parsley measure
- Plant spray
- Tiny branch
- Parsley part
- Bit of holly
- Small shoot
- Floral tidbit
- Appropriate rhyme for twig
- Ruddy duck
- Small twig
- Parsley unit
- Plant cutting
- Bit of edelweiss
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"shoot, twig or spray of a plant, shrub," c.1400, probably related to Old English spræc "shoot, twig," of obscure origin.
n. 1 A small shoot or twig of a tree or other plant; a spray. 2 A youth; a lad; -- used humorously or in slight disparagement. 3 A brad, or nail without a head. 4 A small eyebolt ragged or barbed at the point. 5 A house sparrow. vb. To decorate with sprigs
- Redirect Grey Griffins#List of major characters
Sprig may refer to:
- Sprig (agriculture), a type of plant cutting used for propagation
- Sprig (character), a fictional character from the Grey Griffins series
- Sprig, another name for the bird northern pintail (Anas acuta)
Sprig (first name and details of birth and death unknown) was an English cricketer with possibly professional status who was active in 1831. He made his first-class debut in 1831 and appeared in one match as an unknown handedness batsman whose bowling style is unknown, playing for Cambridge Town Club (CTC). He scored one run with a highest score of 1 and took no wickets.
Usage examples of "sprig".
I do not call it a village or even an encampment, because it was only a wide glade in the forest, scattered with cooking-fire rings of blackened stones carelessly tossed together, and with sleeping furs spread over pallets stuffed with fir sprigs, and with various cookery implements and skins stretched on drying hoops and bits of harness, and with saying knives and brittling knives, and with the gnawed bones and other remains of past meals.
Lying on the dry brown turf, he discovered sprigs of tiny purple milkwort and pink spots of lousewort.
Nay walked down toward Rounce, then veered off and snapped a sprig off a low bush.
Attired in a figured sarsenet of white ground with small sprigs of pink color and wrapped in the very latest thing in cloaks -- fine Bath coating, descending to the feet, with a large military cape and hood -- and with a shade bonnet of fine brown cane with a high crown of brown satin, ornamented with chenille and velvet flowers perched on her head, Emily tripped lightly down the stairs to where her husband was waiting in his traveling carriage.
Blow, flute, and stir the stiff-set sprigs, And scirrhous roots and tendons.
They will not be serviceless in their admonitions to your understanding, and they will so contrive to reconcile with it the natural caperings of the wayward young sprig Conduct, that the latter, who commonly learns to walk upright and straight from nothing softer than raps of a bludgeon on his crown, shall foot soberly, appearing at least wary of dangerous corners.
Through the open window she caught a glimpse of Miss Greenshaw in a puce-coloured sprigged print, bending over the rockery, weeding assiduously.
She followed his stare, glancing down at herself, simply clad in her sprigged cotton round gown.
A few sprigs of chives, chopped fine, are exceedingly palatable, sprinkled over a lettuce, endive, string-bean, or other bean salad.
Regan Paisley added the last sprig of star-shaped stephanotis to the bridal bouquet.
The conversation became at once professional after the briefest preliminaries, and he would stand twirling a sweet-scented sprig in his fingers, and make suggestive jokes, perhaps about her faith in a too persistent course of thoroughwort elixir, in which my landlady professed such firm belief as sometimes to endanger the life and usefulness of worthy neighbors.
The sprigs of mignonette and rosemary, with which the room was sprinkled every day, were unrenewed, and scented the gloom with close odours of decay.
Waiting a moment to get her breath, she made a hasty bouquet of some blue campanulas and sprigs of whortleberry and then sauntered down the path, a little flushed, a little untidy about the hair and wet about the shoes, but on the whole a creditable specimen of early-rising vigorous maidenhood.
The duarough produced tiny melons the size of fists, plump rosy appleberries, yellow rumroot wrapped in husks, shelled halver nuts and the great white mushrooms of which he was so fond, along with a sprig of withered, aromatic leaves.
With a gallant show of anticipation, a sprig of geranium in his lapel, he set out for the train on that fateful morning, while Little Arcady awaited his return with a cordial curiosity.