Words and Phrases



sprawl; move in an ungainly way; clamber

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In Literature:

Excerpt from The Hare by James Fenton

Nae ither soon wuz there,
efther the spalter an plowt,
but deed broon quait a’ room
the tummock whar A sprachled daen

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