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Spark, 1) a small particle of fire emitted from burning bodies: Lucr. 177. H6B III, 1, 302. H8 II, 4, 73. Caes. IV, 3, 112. Lr. III, 4, 118. Per. I, 2, 40. Used of the stars: “the skies are painted with unnumbered --s,” Caes. III, 1, 63. Figuratively, == a small portion of any thing vivid and active: “some --s that are like wit,” Ado II, 3, 193. “some --s of better hope,” R2 V, 3, 21. “high --s of honour,” V, 6, 29. H6C I, 1, 184. “one s. of evil,” H5 II, 2, 101. “one s. of fire,” Troil. I, 3, 294. “s. of life,” H6C V, 6, 66. Caes. I, 3, 57. the s. and fire of it (love) Hml. IV, 7, 114. “enkindle all the --s of nature,” Lr. III, 7, 86. “how hard it is to hide the --s of nature,” Cymb. III, 3, 79.
2) a brisk and showy young man: “'tis not his fault, the s.” All's II, 1, 25. “good --s and lustrous,” All's II, 1, 25
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