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[sprad-l] /ˈspræd l/
verb (used with object), spraddled, spraddling.
to straddle.
verb (used without object), spraddled, spraddling.
to sprawl.
Origin of spraddle
Norwegian dialect
1625-35; origin uncertain; compare Norwegian dialect spradla squirm, flail Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • By putting spraddle through his paces he ought to be able to reach it before dark.

    Ted Strong's Motor Car Edward C. Taylor
  • But Pokopokowo was soon to be paid for his cruelty, and by poor spraddle himself.

    Ted Strong's Motor Car Edward C. Taylor
  • Dick buckled on his belt and holster, and, mounting his pony spraddle, set out for a long ride across the prairie.

    Ted Strong's Motor Car Edward C. Taylor
  • spraddle went down, almost turning a somersault, as his tired feet struck a larger bowlder than he had encountered before.

    Ted Strong's Motor Car Edward C. Taylor
  • Sometime later, he overtook the proud child on his way to spraddle Creek, and brought him back under protest.

    Mothering on Perilous Lucy S. Furman
  • Dick forced spraddle down the steep bank of the coulee, and was soon at the bottom.

    Ted Strong's Motor Car Edward C. Taylor
  • And all the good hard dollars just waiting for someone to spraddle them around!

    The Woman in Black Edmund Clerihew Bentley

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