Still, Rand added that the latest tragedy may spur policymakers to be bolder.
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A resurgent Qaeda presence in Iraq could also spur Iran to ramp up its support for Shiite militias in the country.
The media coverage of Ivar had been enough to spur them to believe.
Photos of them sell magazines, spur clothing trends, and even keep their famous parents in the tabloid news cycle.
We had no spur to enliven our thoughts in our monotonous life.
You gents feed your hosses the spur and leave the thinkin' to me.
Another interesting and pathetic find was a spur, engraved with “En loial amour, tout mon coer,” the relic of some unknown knight.
Yet what can I say, for all men know that your valor needs the curb and not the spur.
By cutting off the stone in every direction, they lowered the point of this spur for a depth of some hundreds of metres.
Old English spura, spora (related to spurnan "to kick," see spurn), from Proto-Germanic *spuron (cf. Old Norse spori, Middle Dutch spore, Dutch spoor, Old High German sporo, German Sporn "spur"), from PIE *spere- "ankle" (see spurn).
Generalized sense of "anything that urges on, stimulus," is from late 14c. Meaning "a ridge projecting off a mountain mass" is recorded from 1650s. "Widely extended senses ... are characteristic of a horsey race." [Weekley] Expression on the spur of the moment (1801) preserves archaic phrase on the spur "in great haste" (1520s). To win one's spurs is to gain knighthood by some valorous act, gilded spurs being the distinctive mark of a knight.
c.1200, from spur (n.). Related: Spurred; spurring.
A spine or projection from a bone.
An early system on the IBM 650.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].