from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of sprite.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Obsolete spelling of sprite.
- v. To haunt.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Spirit; mind; soul; state of mind; mood.
- n. A supernatural being; a spirit; a shade; an apparition; a ghost.
- n. A kind of short arrow.
- transitive v. To haunt, as a spright.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An obsolete and erroneous spelling of sprite.
- n. See sprite.
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But ‘welcome, fair welcome,’ I cried to the spright!
From my idle spright,/Into the clouds, and never more return!
And then he tels this storie following of a man-killing spright.
At length (when the spright & he had struggled together vpon the ground a good while) he was found by certain passengers, & carried home halfe dead.
There meets with me one of mine acquaintance: I (according to the custome of Phisitians) presently aske of what disease the man died? he giueth me answere that this man vsed to come home from his labour 3. houres within night: one night among the rest he espied an hobgoblin pursuing him: which to auoid, he ran away with al speed: but being caught by the spright, he was throwne down vpon the ground.
As these would-be sales reps-lips foaming at the thought of work-free income-exit Betty, their faces are far spright-lier than when they entered, with tufts of promotional brochures and cardboard boxes bearing KittyPumps (r) tucked under their arms.
With that misformed spright he backe returnd againe.
Come o'er us like a cloud; yet, gentle spright, 50
A fine young spright was Rudolph now, with jet-black hair and eyes like coals.
It strength to me supplies, and chears my dulléd spright.