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Definition of SPANGLE

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Spangle \Span"gle\, v. i.
     To show brilliant spots or points; to glisten; to glitter. [1913 Webster]

           Some men by feigning words as dark as mine Make truth to spangle, and its rays to shine. --Bunyan. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Spangle \Span"gle\, n. [OE. spangel, dim. of AS. spange. See {Spang} a spangle.]
     1. A small plate or boss of shining metal; something brilliant used as an ornament, especially when stitched on the dress. [1913 Webster]

     2. Figuratively, any little thing that sparkless. "The rich spangles that adorn the sky." --Waller. [1913 Webster]

     {Oak spangle}. See under {Oak}.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Spangle \Span"gle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spangled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Spangling}.] To set or sprinkle with, or as with, spangles; to adorn with small, distinct, brilliant bodies; as, a spangled breastplate. --Donne. [1913 Webster]

           What stars do spangle heaven with such beauty? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     {Spangled coquette} (Zool.), a tropical humming bird ({Lophornis reginae}). See {Coquette}, 2. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


      [UK] The singular of {bells and whistles}. See also {spungle}.

The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) [jargon]

87 Moby Thesaurus words for "spangle":
     adorn, band, bar, bead, bejewel, beribbon, bespangle, bespeckle, bespot, blink, blinking, blotch, check, checker, coruscate, coruscation, dapple, decorate, diamond, dot, engrave, feather, figure, filigree, firefly, flag, flake, fleck, flounce, flower, freckle, garland, gem, gleam, glimmer, glimmering, glisk, glisten, glister, glitter, glittering, glowworm, harlequin, illuminate, iris, jewel, maculate, marble, marbleize, motley, mottle, ornament, paint, pepper, plume, polychrome, polychromize, rainbow, ribbon, scintilla, scintillate, scintillation, shimmer, shimmering, spark, sparkle, speck, speckle, splotch, spot, sprinkle, stigmatize, stipple, streak, striate, stripe, stroboscopic light, stud, tattoo, tessellate, tinsel, trim, twinkle, twinkling, variegate, vein, wreathe

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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