Springe (?), n. [From Spring, v. i.: cf. G. sprenkel, Prov. E. springle.]

A noose fastened to an elastic body, and drawn close with a sudden spring, whereby it catches a bird or other animal; a gin; a snare.

As a woodcock to mine own springe. Shak.

 

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Springe, v. t.

To catch in a springe; to insnare.

[R.]

 

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Spring"e (? ∨ ?), v. t. [OE. sprengen. See Sprinkle.]

To sprinkle; to scatter.

[Obs.]

He would sowen some difficulty, Or springen cockle in our cleane corn. Chaucer.

 

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