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Sprig

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sprig

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.