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Thursday, March 29, 2001

Definitions for spry

  1. Nimble; lively; active; brisk; vigorous.

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Citations for spry
Isabella Bird, one of those formidable Victorian women travelers, who at the age of 70 still felt spry enough to ride a black stallion round North Africa's Atlas Mountains, toured the country on horseback. John David Morley, New York Times
Pliny describes for us the Roman botanist Antonius Castor, spry as a cricket. , New York Times
Origin of spry
1740-1750
Spry is perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect sprygg, "spry."
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