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spraddle

[sprad-l] /ˈspræd l/
verb (used with object), spraddled, spraddling.
1.
to straddle.
verb (used without object), spraddled, spraddling.
2.
to sprawl.
Origin
Norwegian dialect
1625-1635
1625-35; origin uncertain; compare Norwegian dialect spradla squirm, flail
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  • Selection of breeding stock for soundness will reduce downers caused by spraddle legs.

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