American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Informal Precisely; squarely: fell spang into the middle of the puddle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shining ornament or object; a spangle.
- To set with bright points: star or spangle.
- To leap; spring.
- To cause to spring; set forcibly in motion; throw with violence.
- n. A spring; a leaping or springing up; a violent blow or movement.
- To hitch; fasten.
- n. A span.
- n. obsolete A shiny ornament or object; a spangle
- v. To set with bright points: star or spangle.
- v. To hitch; fasten.
- v. intransitive, of a flying object such as a bullet To strike or ricochet with a loud report
- adv. dated Suddenly; slap, smack.
- v. intransitive, dialect, UK, Scotland To leap; spring.
- v. transitive, dialect, UK, Scotland To cause to spring; set forcibly in motion; throw with violence.
- n. Scotland A span.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To spangle.
- v. Scot. To spring; to bound; to leap.
- n. Scot. A bound or spring.
- n. obsolete A spangle or shining ornament.
- v. leap, jerk, bang
- See span (Wiktionary)
- Probably from dialectal spang, to leap, jerk, bang, probably of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Englishman will mak a spang at it --- But I wash my hands o't”
“The boy's ears were assailed by the sharp "spang" and "crack" of long-barreled antiaircraft guns and the "whomp" and the”
“This time, as twice before, the broad round boom of a smooth-bore, so different from the short sharp "spang" of a rifle.”
“Englishman will mak a spang at it — But I wash my hands o’t — Follow me sir” (to Andrew), “and I’se show ye where to pit the beasts.””
“Set roasted beef and pudding on the opposite side o 'the pit o' Tophet, and an Englishman will mak a spang at it -- But I wash my hands o't -- Follow me sir "(to Andrew)," and I'se show ye where to pit the beasts. ”
“One could almost judge the strength of the opposing forces as the Jerries were using mostly spandaus, the peculiar spang of which is unmistakable.”
“Except during yogic nonconceptual cognition of nondenumerable voidness when the process of ridding ourselves forever (spang-ba, abandoning) unawareness begins, unawareness (ma-rig-pa, ignorance) accompanies all moments of conceptual and nonconceptual cognition.”
“And spang it: half the people go, what's he talking about?”
“The spiteful spang of atomite sent Bert and Daniels to the window.”
“Given how much of Paris looks like the Belle Epoque, having something that looks like a pile of HVAC spang in the middle of it is just an insult to everyone concerned.”
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