(sprt), n. [OE. sprit, F. esprit, fr. L. spiritus. See Spirit, and cf. Sprightly.] 1. A spirit; a soul; a shade; also, an apparition. See Spright.
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Gaping graves received the wandering, guilty sprite.
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2. An elf; a fairy; a goblin.
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3. (Zol.) The green woodpecker, or yaffle.
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(-fl), a.,


, adv.,


(-l*ns), n.,


, a., etc. See Sprightful, Sprightfully, Sprightliness, Sprightly, etc.
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