Sprig (?), n. [AS. sprec; akin to Icel. sprek a stick. Cf. Spray a branch.]

1.

A small shoot or twig of a tree or other plant; a spray; as, a sprig of laurel or of parsley.

2.

A youth; a lad; -- used humorously or in slight disparagement.

A sprig whom I remember, with a whey-face and a satchel, not so many years ago. Sir W. Scott.

3.

A brad, or nail without a head.

4. Naut.

A small eyebolt ragged or barbed at the point.

 

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Sprig, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sprigged (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Sprigging (?).]

To mark or adorn with the representation of small branches; to work with sprigs; as, to sprig muslin.

 

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