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- adj. Alternative form of spick-and-span.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. quite new; that is, as new as a spike or nail just made and a chip just split; brand-new; as, a spick and span novelty. See Span-new.
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Ozème drove away in the morning looking quite as spick and span as the day he left home in his blue suit and his light felt drawn a little over his eyes.
Joe Harman rode into the town that afternoon with Pete Fletcher, He put his horse into the stable behind the Australian Hotel and came to find Jean; he was wet and dirty in his riding clothes because the creeks were up, and though he had started spick and span from Midhurst as befits a man going in to town to see his girl, he had had to swim one of the two creeks on the way holding to the mane and saddle of his horse, which had rather spoilt the sartorial effect.
His city house is of the spick and span order, and he evinces a great interest in burglarproof devices.
"Everything orderly and sanitary and spick and span — not a blade of grass out of place," was Polly's comment.
He still rises at six, spick and span by seven, ready for action.