from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A small fire; a spark.
- noun The ignis fatuus, or will-o'-the-wisp.
- noun A person of a fiery or irritable temper.
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The three remaining spunkie guides hovered expectantly before the boy.
The spunkie darted at him, striking his hooded head with a blow as sharp as a flung stone.
And spunkie ance to mak us mellow, [liquor enough]
Logan, the only senior who marked the byplay, thought him a hardy young spunkie.
They would press on well into dusk, when spunkie lights rose from the hedgerows and swales and danced in the ground-mists, until they reached a suitable castle or large manor house, whose resident windvoice had received advance notice from the Royal Alchymist of the king’s imminent arrival.