Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete or dialectal form of splint.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See splent.
  • noun See Splent coal, below.
  • noun an inferior kind of cannel coal from Scotch collieries; -- called also splent, splint, and splint coal.

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Examples

  • Tower of Glendearg, was one of the hopeful company of whom the poet complains, as was indicated by his “splent on spauld,”

    The Monastery

  • 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.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

  • 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.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • 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.

    The Monastery

  • 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 -- "

    M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."

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