Definition of Sprigtail

1. Noun. Large grouse of prairies and open forests of western North America.




Definition of Sprigtail

1. n. The pintail duck; -- called also sprig, and spreet-tail.

Definition of Sprigtail

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Medical Definition of Sprigtail

1. The pintail duck; called also sprig, and spreet-tail. The sharp-tailed grouse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sprigtail

spriggite
spriggy
spright
sprighted
sprightful
sprightfully
sprightfulness
sprightless
sprightlier
sprightliest
sprightliness
sprightlinesses
sprightly
sprights
sprigs
sprigtail (current term)
sprigtails
spring-beetle
spring-clean
spring-cleaned
spring-cleaning
spring-cleans
spring-heeled
spring-like
spring-loaded
spring-release
spring-roll
spring-run fish
spring-water

Literary usage of Sprigtail

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1. The American Sportsman: Containing Hints to Sportsmen, Notes on Shooting by Elisha Jarrett Lewis, George G. White (1863)
"... OR sprigtail. looking duck is known to ^differently as the pintail or ie latter appellation is per- common. They frequent it streams of almost every ..."

2. The American Sportsman: Containing Hints to Sportsmen, Notes on Shooting by Elisha Jarrett Lewis (1857)
"HIS handsome-looking duck is known to our shooters indifferently as the pintail or sprigtail. The latter appellation is perhaps the most common. ..."

3. The Water-fowl Family by Leonard Cutler Sanford, Louis Bennett Bishop, Theodore Strong Van Dyke (1903)
"The duck is never more attractive than when he first looms into the circle of expectation, and the sprigtail swinging one hundred strong around some bold ..."

4. The Fisheries Exhibition Literature (1884)
"This sprigtail consisted of a crooked pin, with a double bend, having the form of two knees; to this was affixed about four horse-hairs, and baited with ..."

5. "Forest and Stream" Bird Notes: An Index and Summary of All the by Harry B. Bailey (1881)
"Dabchick. Pied-billed, See Podilymbus podiceps. Dalila acuta. Pintail ; sprigtail. i., 13, 204—Abundant in Florida—Editors, ..."

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