spar

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  • Spares last head so it can tell him where to find his father. Cited from Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore, by Cole
  • She is defeated by him but is spared before Death takes her away.
  • Again, the king spared her life for one more day to finish the second story.
  • Here he spared neither health nor money in the public service.
  • They were of the species of woman that spares neither herself nor others. Cited from Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.), by Arnold Bennett
  • She was so sparing with her words that these meant more from her than from another. Cited from The Street Called Straight, by Basil King
  • But he spares him because of the presence of his children and leaves.
  • He is sent after the golden horse as a condition for sparing his life.
  • So, the king spared her life for one day to finish the story the next night.
  • A decision was made to build a spar-type bridge in record time.
  • He spares her life on the condition that she becomes his wife.
  • They, however, spared their father's life and he continued to rule until his death.
  • Or if he spares any you are not able subsequently to remember what they were. Cited from Cobb's Anatomy, by Irvin S. Cobb
  • Only death in battle, which spares more men than death in bed. Cited from Androcles and the Lion, by G. B. Shaw
  • The aircraft uses all-wood construction with a single piece box-spar.
  • There may be more than one spar in a wing or none at all.
  • Many popular musicians were killed, and some who were spared simply left the country.
  • Her air group had not changed, but four of each type of aircraft were spares.
  • Orders came down the line for the men to be sparing with water. Cited from Who Goes There?, by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  • They kept at it, but sparring for wind until the call of time came. Cited from Dick Prescott's Second Year at West Point, by H. Irving Hancock
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Meaning of spar

  • noun Any of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
  • noun A stout rounded pole of wood or metal used to support rigging
  • noun Making the motions of attack and defense with the fists and arms; a part of training for a boxer
  • verb Furnish with spars
  • verb Fight with spurs
    the gamecocks were sparring
  • verb Box lightly
  • verb Fight verbally
    They were sparring all night