from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Lively, active, and brisk; vigorous.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Active, as in leaping or running; nimble; vigorous; lively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective U.S. & Local Eng. Having great power of leaping or running; nimble; active.
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- adjective Having great power of
leapingor running; nimble; active.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective moving quickly and lightly
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
I say, mam, ef you comes so late you can't have no vittles, – 'cause I'm 'bleeged fer ter git things ready fer de doctors' mazin 'spry arter you nusses and folks is done.
Dan Hart, the man in charge of the group, is described as a spry
Oh lord, Lance, is this the cut off for geezer? am I going to have to start calling myself "spry" now?
Oh lord – next he's going to start bragging about how "spry" he is
If Senator McCain is so sensitive about his age then why are he and his surrogates constantly telling us how "spry" and "energetic" he is.
Also ... why is it you only hear really really old people described as "spry"?
I've been called "spry," because I've been willing to wage budget fights and otherwise shake up politics as usual in my state's capital city.
For though this veteran more than doubled the years of the boy ranchers, he was almost as "spry" as any of them.
"Oh, my back, and oh, my bones!" murmured Aunt Alvirah Boggs, who was not long out of a sick bed herself and would never again be as "spry" as she once had been.
The latter, at a wooding station, thinking that the man was not sufficiently "spry," administered a palthogue, which not meeting the approbation of the Mejicano, that worthy immediately drew his knife and challenged the aggressor.