from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See splent.
- n. See Splent coal, below.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete or dialectal form of splint.
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Tower of Glendearg, was one of the hopeful company of whom the poet complains, as was indicated by his “splent on spauld,”
Upoun the nixt morne, my Lord Cardinall caused his servandis to address thame selves in thare most warlyk array, with jack, knapscall, splent, speir, and axe, more semyng for the war, then for the preaching of the trew word of God.
One and all, the reivers were well armed, "with spur on heel, and splent on spauld," and with them they carried scaling ladders, picks, axes, and iron crowbars.
Tower of Glendearg, was one of the hopeful company of whom the poet complains, as was indicated by his "splent on spauld," (iron-plates on his shoulder,) his rusted spurs, and his long lance.
There's Firetail got a queerish look -- them Northamptonshire 'osses is mostly unsound ones -- and the mare's off leg's filled; and the Vampire' oss, he's got a bit of a splent a-comin ', but I'll soon frighten that away; an' old Dandybrush, he's awful, but not wuss nor I counted; and the young un -- "