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1. A small shoot or twig of a tree or other plant; a spray; as, a sprig of laurel or of parsley.

2. A youth; a lad; used humorously or in slight disparagement. A sprig whom I remember, with a whey-face and a satchel, not so many years ago. (Sir W. Scott)

3. A brad, or nail without a head.

4. A small eyebolt ragged or barbed at the point.

Origin: AS. Sprec; akin to Icel. Sprek a stick. Cf. Spray a branch.

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Re: Marsupials as Larvae

... The mentioned parasites got attached to it and they sucked food saps. And when the navel cord got disintegrated, they went on sucking from the sprig’s organism. The navel started becoming a slit, in which papillae got formed. It became as a two-way road for food substances – in embryo stage ...

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by enarees
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Marsupials as Larvae
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