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  • adv. in a springy manner


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  • All saw him as he dropped like a shadow, naked as on his natal morn, landing springily on his bent knees, and like a shadow leaping along the run-way.

    Chapter 25

  • He stood over her; but the only comfort he ventured on was to lay his hand on her hair — this wild black hair, which met his fingers springily, with a will of its own.

    Maurice Guest

  • The classroom floor had become springily mossy and trees were growing out of it; their leafy branches fanned across the ceiling and windows, so that the room was full of slanting shafts of soft, dappled, green light.

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

  • Emily Torrence was a member of one of the dark races of Humans, skin as deep brown as coffee beans, hair black and springily curled—frizzed up tight against her skull now from the flying spray in the turbine chamber.

    The Idic Epidemic

  • He had distributed his weight on two branches, but he could feel both of them bending springily beneath him.

    The Waste Lands

  • The dragon lizard padded towards us, slapping its feet down aggressively, first its front left and back right, then vice versa, carrying its great weight easily and springily, with the swinging, purposeful gait of a bully.

    Last Chance to See

  • Brother Winfrid was just coming over the crest from the slope of the pease field, striding springily with his spade over his shoulder.

    The Heretic's Apprentice

  • Time had grizzled the dark hair and furrowed the lean face, but he still walked springily.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • The vicar had been persuaded to read over the small grave, and he did this, but somewhat springily.

    the deer leap

  • The hair on her round head was light-brown, lustrous, falling springily to the wide shoulders.

    The Game Of Empire


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