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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sprig.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having sprigs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. decorated with designs of sprigs


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  • So a chair was placed in front of the green cupboard, and with precision in every movement the "sprigged" dishes were gotten down.

    The Transformation of Job A Tale of the High Sierras

  • Cicely, for all her thirteen years, looked very small, sitting there at the end of the long table, in her "sprigged" high-waisted gown, her feet in their strapped slippers perched on the rung of the high office stool.

    The Windy Hill

  • Men and women lounged everywhere, on everything: faded sprigged sofas and peeling painted chaise longues, spindly ladder-back chairs, stained window-seats, even on the rough plank trestle tables themselves.

    Exit the Actress

  • Ladies were warned in their golf books from donning “mannish” attire as ties, bloomers and caps, but the majority conformed to notions of femininity and went out to play in heavy tweed skirts, straw boaters and thick, sprigged boots.

    A Day at the Links | Edwardian Promenade

  • After looking at several options, we have settled upon a simple cream sprigged muslin gown with a spencer jacket.

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  • They found several things which could pass for sprigged muslin in the “fancy cotton” category.

    Choosing the dress and materials

  • After much discussion with V.B., my modiste, we decided that I would order this dress in a cream sprigged muslin.

    Choosing the dress and materials

  • While there, I posed the sprigged linen conundrum.

    Choosing the dress and materials

  • Bought the bed, sewn the coverlet of sprigged silk.

    The Dressmaker

  • Informed that the young lady was about to make her debut, Cerisette first directed their attention to a series of made-up gowns, all created in the now popular muslins with high waists, and all of them without exception, Maidie noted, in the palest of hues, whether sprigged or plain.



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