Spent

Spent

(spnt), a. 1. Exhausted; worn out; having lost energy or motive force.
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Now thou seest me
Spent, overpowered, despairing of success.
Addison.
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Heaps of spent arrows fall and strew the ground.
Dryden.
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2. (Zol.) Exhausted of spawn or sperm; -- said especially of fishes.
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Spent ball, a ball shot from a firearm, which reaches an object without having sufficient force to penetrate it.
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{

Sper

(?),

Sperre

}, v. t. [See Spar bar.] To shut in; to support; to inclose; to fasten. [Obs.] "To sperre the gate." Spenser.
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