sparry

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Etymology[edit]

spar +‎ -y

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sparry (comparative more sparry, superlative most sparry)

  1. abundant in spar (the mineral)
  2. resembling spar (the mineral)
    • 1801, Robert Southey, “(please specify the page)”, in Thalaba the Destroyer, volume (please specify |volume=I or II), London: [] [F]or T[homas] N[orton] Longman and O[wen] Rees, [], by Biggs and Cottle, [], OCLC 277545047:
      A thousand shapes they wore, those islet stones, []
      Some rich with yellow lichen’s gold,
      Or ruddier tinged, or grey, or silver-white,
      Or sparkling sparry radiance to the sun.

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