Spick (?), n. [Cf. Sw. spik. See Spike a nail.]

A spike or nail.

[Prov. Eng.]

Spick and span, quite new; that is, as new as a spike or nail just made and a chip just split; brand-new; as, a spick and span novelty. See Span-new. <-- now hypehnated, and more commonly meaning spotlessly clean -->

Howell.

 

© Webster 1913.

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