from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A dialectal extension of span.


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  • Was it the glittering display of luxury goods and all the spandy-new runway equipment in the Zurich airport?

    On Not Being a Dove

  • Firefox whatever the most recentest shiny spandy version is on PC.

    Here, Amuse Yourself « Whatever

  • So the twenty splendid melons were cut and loaded into the wagon, Peace was paid a spandy new five-dollar bill, and the visitors departed merrily.

    At the Little Brown House

  • It's a spandy new dollar with this year's date on it.

    At the Little Brown House

  • Peace surveyed her two uninvited guests dubiously and then glanced at her own spotless frock and at Billy's spandy new rompers.

    Heart of Gold

  • Mrs. Campbell's meditations were interrupted by the girl's enthusiastic exclamation, and with a start of surprise she saw the great stone edifice looming up directly in front of them, with scores of spick and spandy boys and girls assembled on the lawn, waiting for the church service to come to a close.

    Heart of Gold

  • The four little Blossoms hurried home, for the cold nipped their noses and the tips of Meg's fingers in her spandy new kid gloves.

    Four Little Blossoms and Their Winter Fun

  • "And oh, may I take my kodak, my spandy new Christmas kodak, for some pictures?" asked Grace eagerly.

    Tabitha at Ivy Hall

  • Tommy had brought me from New York and took my spandy ruffled parasol.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906

  • These are spandy new I've got on, and they have to last six months.

    Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm


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