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spry

n. [Bajan idem (Collymore); cf. OED spry, obs. variant of spray, water blown from or thrown up by the waves of the sea in the form of a fine shower or mist] n. a light shower (of rain): We had a little spry before and I see a little springer just springing up out the earth (Ragged). (Gen.)

v. [cf. OED spray to sprinkle obs. → 1527] (of rain) to sprinkle; to drizzle: You can't go out—it spryin' (Nassau). cf. SPRIZZLE (Gen.)

Tags: noun, verb

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Last update: 2011-10-26 18:28
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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