Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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SPRIT-NEW, adj. comb. A variant of Split-new, brand-new (Sc. 1808 Jam., Slg., Fif., wm.Sc., Wgt. 1971). Also sprit-new-fangled. [′sprɪt′nju] Ayr. 1822  Galt Steam-Boat x.:
The King's crown is sprit new, gotten for the occasion.
Lnk. 1853  W. Watson Poems 40:
Wi' calshes an' a jacket Sprit-new that day.
Ayr. 1890  J. Service Notandums 89:
Some sprit-new-fangled tortures.

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