Crossword clues for spry
- Surprisingly lively for one's age
- Not showing one's age, in a way
- Agile, for a senior
- Energetic for one's age
- Nimble for one's age
- Surprisingly agile for one's age
- Not even close to creaky
- Complimentary adjective for a grandpa
- Moving well for one's age
- Moving briskly
- Like Santa Claus
- Full of life for one's age
- Not at all creaky
- Surprisingly agile
- Not showing one's age, say
- Agile for one's age
- Not needing a cane, say
- Opposite of doddery
- Springy, in a way
- Still active
- Getting around well
- Like a little old lady in tennis shoes?
- Not lethargic
- Moving well
- Still getting around
- Hardly heavy-footed
- Lively, especially for one's age
- Not slowing down a bit
- Light on one's feet
- Pretty agile for one's age
- Not at all lethargic
- Surprisingly lively
- Full of pep
- Not at all stiff
- Moving easily
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Spry \Spry\ (spr[imac]), a. [Compar. Sprier or Spryer (-[~e]r); superl. Spriest or Spryest.] [Cf. dial. Sw. sprygg lively, skittish, and E. sprag.] Having great power of leaping or running; nimble; active.
She is as spry as a cricket.
--S. Judd (Margaret).
If I'm not so large as you,
You are not so small as I,
And not half so spry.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1746, "active, nimble, vigorous, lively," dialectal, perhaps a shortening and alteration of sprightly [Barnhart], or from a Scandinavian source (compare Old Norse sprækr, dialectal Swedish sprygg "brisk, active"), from Proto-Germanic *sprek-, from PIE root *(s)preg- (2) "to jerk, scatter" (see sparse).
a. Having great power of leaping or running; nimble; active.
Housing Units (2000): 2204
Land area (2000): 2.576827 sq. miles (6.673952 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.576827 sq. miles (6.673952 sq. km)
FIPS code: 73528
Located within: Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
Location: 39.912566 N, 76.687216 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Spry may refer to:
- Spry, Pennsylvania
- Spry (surname), people with the surname Spry
- Spry Vegetable Shortening
- Spry, Inc., creator of Internet in a Box, one of the first commercial software packages for connecting to the Internet.
- Spry framework, an open-source AJAX framework (web development)
Spry is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Sir Charles Spry (1910–1994), director-general of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
- Constance Spry (1886–1960, née Fletcher), British educator, florist and author
- Major-General Daniel Spry (1913–1989), Canadian commander of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division
- Eunice Spry (born 1944), British criminal
- Graham Spry (1900–1983), Canadian broadcaster
- Irene Spry (1907–1998), Canadian economic historian
- John Spry (1690–1763), Archdeacon of Berkshire
- Judith Spry, (born 1942, later Judith Moriarty), American politician, Missouri Secretary of State
- Sir Richard Spry (1715–1775), Admiral of the Royal Navy
- Robin Spry (1939–2005), Canadian filmmaker and television producer
- William Spry (1864–1929), American politician, Governor of Utah
- Lieutenant-General William Spry, British army officer
- longest serving long distance lorry driver in Northern Ireland Dean Spry
Usage examples of "spry".
This Miss Spry was the chairman of the ration board, and it seems like she and this Miss Pitkin was in the same business.
Mother Madison was still at Montpelier, and she was still spry, erect, mentally keen at nearly ninety.
Marshall was younger and sprier, but the journey had taken its toll on him, too.
He knew he was tougher than he lookedyes, and a lot sprier than he let onbut he was no match for a street-gang.
Moonshine was as old as her litter mate Nutmeg but much sprier in her dotage, despite countless litters.
He had long ago forfeited his mouser duties to the younger and sprier Miss Minx, who, as usual, was nowhere to be seen.
Then he helped his father into the boat, though the older man was probably sprier than he was.
Major Marshall was younger and sprier, but the journey had taken its toll on him, too.
A sulfurous smell burned the nostrils of both men, and then a faint hum sounded as a short, spry, almost elflike wizard appeared in the room, his yellow-gold cape billowing with the last puffs of smoke.
Medusa last time, Athene put her back together again, with a difference: nowadays she turns stone to flesh instead of vice-versa: makes old folks spry again.
He was spry enough, though, and interested in taking on the job of guiding Maidia to Choteau in return for the spare horse.
She was as spry as they came, white-haired, with a hospitable smile, angelic facial features, and twenty pounds on the plump side.
And last, if you should chance to reach equal my years You must find you a new kind of trade For the plea that you're still spry will fall on deaf ears There's no work for old swords, I'm afraid.
All hands apart from the spry and cheerful Jagiello looked somewhat bleary, but none so bleary as a glum middle-aged man in a sheepskin cap with books under his arm, who was pointed out to Stephen as the Minnie's first mate.
Her step was spry as I followed her along a footworn path to the barn, where she disappeared for a moment, then reappeared, herding a large brown-and-white cow into a small pasture, carefully setting in the fence bar to keep the animal out of the corn.