Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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OWERSPANG, v. Also owr(e)spang. To step or leap over. Poet. See Spang. Fif. 1827  W. Tennant Papistry Storm'd 75:
The Sun . . . Owrspangit at ae single stend The gowden key-stane o' the pend.
Sc. 1871  P. H. Waddell Psalms vii. 5:
Lat the fien-loon syne owre-spang my saul.

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