spamvertize = S = spawn

spangle n.

[UK] The singular of bells and whistles. See also spungle.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

Span"gle (?), n. [OE. spangel, dim. of AS. spange. See Spang a spangle.]

1.

A small plate or boss of shining metal; something brilliant used as an ornament, especially when stitched on the dress.

2.

Figuratively, any little thing that sparkless.

"The rich spangles that adorn the sky."

Waller.

Oak spangle. See under Oak.

 

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Span"gle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spangled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Spangling (?).]

To set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled breastplate.

Donne.

What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty? Shak.

Spangled coquette Zool., a tropical humming bird (Lophornis reginae). See Coquette, 2.

 

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Span"gle, v. i.

To show brilliant spots or points; to glisten; to glitter.

Some men by feigning words as dark as mine Make truth to spangle, and its rays to shine. Bunyan.

 

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