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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • imp Sprong spr┼Ćng Sprung.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sprong An old preterit of spring.
    • n sprong A prong of a fork, etc.
    • n sprong The stump of a tree or a tooth.
    • n sprong The sparrow, Passer domesticus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sprong sprong (Spens.) pa.t. of spring.
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In literature:

Out of one of the which, spronge a flame of fire: and out of the other egge two bright starres.
"Hypnerotomachia" by Francesco Colonna
Thence, thence sprong the full period of our infelicitie.
"The Unfortunate Traveller, or The Life Of Jack Wilton" by Thomas Nash
A Blue battalion, in hostile country, is in camp for the night, August 5-6, at Sprong (ja').
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss

In poetry:

And in tyme strange lookes began
That spronge of Jelosye;
Full of care, eche laye in wayghte
For his felowe to descrye:
"The Faire Amarillis" by Edward Dyer
The flour sprong in heye Bedlem,
That is bothe bryht and schen:
The rose is Mary, hevene qwen,
Out of here bosum the blosme sprong.
"Of a Rose, a Lovely Rose, Of a Rose is Al myn Song" by Anonymous British
The ferste braunche is ful of myht,
That sprong on Crystemesse nyht,
The sterre schon over Bedlem bryht
That is bothe brod and long.
"Of a Rose, a Lovely Rose, Of a Rose is Al myn Song" by Anonymous British
The secunde braunche sprong to helle,
The fendys power doun to felle:
Therein myht non sowle dwelle;
Blyssid be the time the rose sprong!
"Of a Rose, a Lovely Rose, Of a Rose is Al myn Song" by Anonymous British