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  • Susan was close, at the time, to the photographer Annie Leibovitz, who, when I was briefly famous because of Picture Show, showed up like the woodsprite she then resembled and photographed me in an alley beside the bookshop, probably for Rolling Stone.

    Literary Life: A Second Memoir

  • Jeremy heard Candy's breath catch, but in the dimness he caught the narrowed glimpse of her tip-tilted green eyes, and the sudden tightening of that woodsprite mouth.

    Ishmael

  • I'm hardly about to pine away for lack of clan like a forlorn woodsprite.

    The Chaos Gate

  • According to the Hollywood Reporter, the woodsprite actor will star in a remake of this Swedish thing:

    I Watch Stuff - The Best Movie News Ever

  • Jane wasn't flitting across the moors like a woodsprite, she was rolling around in the hay or punching a guy in the mouth.

    Perfume Posse

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  • F&$%ed if I know, mollusque; that was more than a year ago. Probably I thought it didn't exist because the OED didn't list it. And we all know *that's* a crock.

    October 19, 2008

  • Why not technically a word, c_b?

    October 18, 2008

  • Not technically a word, though OED lists "wood-spirit" as one. I love that sprite comes from spirit. What a cool word is sprite.

    It also, for some reason, makes me think of a refreshing, citrusy lemon-lime flavor...

    February 13, 2007