Spray (?), n. [Cf. Dan. sprag. See Sprig.]

1.

A small shoot or branch; a twig.

Chaucer.

The painted birds, companions of the spring, Hopping from spray, were heard to sing. Dryden.

2.

A collective body of small branches; as, the tree has a beautiful spray.

And from the trees did lop the needless spray. Spenser.

3. Founding (a)

A side channel or branch of the runner of a flask, made to distribute the metal in all parts of the mold.

(b)

A group of castings made in the same mold and connected by sprues formed in the runner and its branches.

Knight.

Spray drain Agric., a drain made by laying under earth the sprays or small branches of trees, which keep passages open.

 

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Spray, n. [probably from a Dutch or Low German form akin to E. spread. See Spread, v. t.]

1.

Water flying in small drops or particles, as by the force of wind, or the dashing of waves, or from a waterfall, and the like.

2. Med. (a)

A jet of fine medicated vapor, used either as an application to a diseased part or to charge the air of a room with a disinfectant or a deodorizer.

(b)

An instrument for applying such a spray; an atomizer.

Spray condenser Steam Engine an injection condenser in which the steam is condensed by a spray of water which mingles with it.

 

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Spray, v. t.

1.

To let fall in the form of spray.

[Poetic]

M. Arnold.

2.

To throw spray upon; to treat with a liquid in the form of spray; as, to spray a wound, or a surgical instrument, with carbolic acid.

 

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