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  • adj. superlative form of spruce: most spruce.

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Examples

  • Suddenly the youngest and the sprucest of the three leant forward.

    The Years

  • Wedderburn, where one of Mr. Crewe's sprucest employees was taking up the invitation cards like tickets, -- a precaution to prevent the rowdy element from Ripton coming and eating up the refreshments.

    Mr. Crewe's Career — Volume 1

  • "I don't see the use of fussing about it," proclaimed Laureston Grey, who was the richest and sprucest of the three sons-in-law.

    The Inside of the Cup — Complete

  • He was just returning to sit by his chum when the nattiest, sprucest - looking soldier imaginable, wearing the olive-drab fatigue uniform of the Army and overcoat to match, stepped into the room.

    Dick Prescott's First Year at West Point

  • Would any one wish to see these remains tricked out in the sprucest, or even the richest, modern habiliments?

    The Book-Collector A General Survey of the Pursuit and of those who have engaged in it at Home and Abroad from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

  • Well; it was yet early; I opened my bundle, laid out my newly-turned black coat, clad myself in my sprucest garments, put my letter of introduction into my pocket, and bent my way to the man, who, I modestly hoped, was destined to befriend me.

    Peter Schlemihl

  • Kate Moss, and Kate Hudson has catapulted the UGG Australia boots into growing one of the sprucest things that anyone could own today.

    TravelPod.com TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at TravelPod.com

  • Austen awoke from his dream in this enchanted borderland to find himself in a long line of wagons filled with people in their Sunday clothes, -- the men in black, and the young women in white, with gay streamers, wending their way through the rear-entrance drive of Wedderburn, where one of Mr. Crewe's sprucest employees was taking up the invitation cards like tickets, -- a precaution to prevent the rowdy element from Ripton coming and eating up the refreshments.

    Mr. Crewe's Career — Complete

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