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  • n. Plural form of sprig.

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Examples

  • Many warm-climate grasses (Saint Augustine and hybrid Bermuda) are typically started from sod (or from pieces of vegetation called sprigs or stolons)—not from seeds.

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  • I should like rather a LARGE Christmas tree, if it's convenient: not one of those "sprigs," five or six feet high, that you used to have three or four years ago, when the birdlings were not fairly feathered out; but a tree of some size.

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  • In good years, when pintail numbers are up, well over 100,000 "sprigs" will winter on the Texas bays.

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  • We then watched as flock after flock of "sprigs" cupped and settled lightly among the decoys and squads of redheads tore over the bay and splashed unceremoniously among the blocks.

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  • A simple chicken consommé takes on a taste of the Yucatán with a squeeze of fresh lime, and zesty Central Mexican flavor is achieved by simply spooning in a little of the adobo sauce from chipotles en adobo or by adding a few sprigs of fresh mint.

    The lighter side of Mexican cooking

  • Italian parsley sprigs, 4 thyme sprigs, and a bay leaf, tied together with kitchen twine

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  • Combine beans with 4 cups vegetable stock, 1 peeled carrot, 1 leek (white part only), ½ sweet onion, 2 stalks celery and one bouquet garni (2 sprigs parsley, 2 sprigs thyme and one bay leaf, tied with kitchen string) and bring to a boil, then simmer for 35 minutes.

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  • Put sprigs of fresh rosemary on top and between potatoes (again, use as much or as little as you wish, I use about 5 sprigs).

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  • I added a significant amount of Old Bay, and a couple sprigs of fresh tarragon.

    Kellan Hori: Cioppino, 2011 Edition

  • Â I added a significant amount of Old Bay, and a couple sprigs of fresh tarragon.

    Kellan Hori: Cioppino, 2011 Edition

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