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 for sprig
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprig \Sprig\ (spr[i^]g), n. [AS. sprec; akin to Icel. sprek a
     stick. Cf. Spray a branch.]
     1. A small shoot or twig of a tree or other plant; a spray;
        as, a sprig of laurel or of parsley.
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     2. A youth; a lad; -- used humorously or in slight
        disparagement.
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              A sprig whom I remember, with a whey-face and a
              satchel, not so many years ago.       --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     3. A brad, or nail without a head.
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     4. (Naut.) A small eyebolt ragged or barbed at the point.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprig \Sprig\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sprigged (spr[i^]gd); p.
     pr. & vb. n. Sprigging (-g[i^]ng).]
     To mark or adorn with the representation of small branches;
     to work with sprigs; as, to sprig muslin.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sprigtail \Sprig"tail`\ (spr[i^]g"t[=a]l`), n. (Zool.)
     (a) The pintail duck; -- called also sprig, and
         spreet-tail. [Local, U.S.]
     (b) The sharp-tailed grouse. [Local, U.S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sprig
      n 1: a small branch or division of a branch (especially a
           terminal division); usually applied to branches of the
           current or preceding year [syn: branchlet, twig,
           sprig]
      2: an ornament that resembles a spray of leaves or flowers

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  68 Moby Thesaurus words for "sprig":
     adolescent, appendage, arm, baby, bine, bough, branch,
     branchedness, branchiness, burgeon, deadwood, flagellum, fledgling,
     fork, frond, hand, hopeful, imp, infant, joint, junior, juvenal,
     juvenile, leg, limb, link, lobe, lobule, member, minor, offshoot,
     organ, pinion, pubescent, ramage, ramification, runner, sapling,
     sarment, scion, seedling, set, shoot, slip, spear, spray, sprit,
     sprout, spur, stolon, stripling, sucker, switch, tail, teenager,
     teener, teenybopper, tendril, thallus, twig, wing, young hopeful,
     young person, younger, youngest, youngling, youngster, youth
  
  

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