Definitions

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  • noun A youth; a young man, a stripling.

Etymologies

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Apparently from spring, with an uncertain final element.

Examples

  • Piercie; “I would advise you that such no more maketh a shooter, than doth one swallow make a summer — I have seen this springald of whom you speak, and if his hand can send forth his shafts as boldly as his tongue doth utter presumptuous speeches, I will own him as good an archer as Robin Hood.”

    The Monastery

  • This mighty horseman was carried by his steed as lightly as the young springald by his Andalusian hackney.

    Novels by Eminent Hands

  • “Then,” said Wolfgang, “I must try myself: a plague on you, young springald, you have lost a noble chance!”

    Burlesques

  • This mighty horseman was carried by his steed as lightly as the young springald by his Andalusian hackney.

    Burlesques

  • “Then,” said Wolfgang, “I must try myself: a plague on you, young springald, you have lost a noble chance!”

    A Legend of the Rhine

  • “And now, my young springald,” said the king to Lord

    The Fortunes of Nigel

  • "Aye, truly, Martin, some young springald that hath risen among 'em since my time, a bloody rogue by account and one I would fain come alongside of --"

    Martin Conisby's Vengeance

  • 'Then advance the springald to some post away from you,' the Lady Cicely said.

    The Fifth Queen Crowned

  • 'Art too patient with the springald,' the King said.

    Privy Seal His Last Venture

  • The heroine's small brother, with playful archaicism called "a springald," puts on her skirts and things and passes himself off for his sister or anybody else he pleases.

    Ponkapog Papers.

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