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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).

SPRAG, n.1 1. A bradnail (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; ne., em.Sc.(a), wm.Sc. 1971). Also in n.Eng. dial.

2. A codling (Fif. 1971). Also in Eng. dial.

[Orig. doubtful, phs. Scand. Cf. Swed. dial. spragge, a twig. The orig. meaning may have been a small wooden pin. Cf. sim. development of Eng. sprig, a twig, a small nail, and for cogn. words see Sprack, n.2]

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