Samuel Johnson Word of the Day: SPANG

Good word for today:

SPANG (SPANG) n.s.[spange, Dutch.]This word seems to have signified a cluster of shining bodies.

The colours that shew best by candlelight are white, carnation, and a kind of sea-water green; and ouches or spangs, as they are of no great cost, so they are of most glory. Bacon.

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