"The Spry Arms Of The Wind" by Emily Dickinson
The spry Arms of the Wind
If I could crawl between
I have an errand imminent
To an adjoining Zone -
I should not care to stop
My Process is not long
The Wind could wait without the Gate
Or stroll the Town among.
To ascertain the House
And is the soul at Home
And hold the Wick of mine to it
To light, and then return -
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Pride and Perseverance
By LAURA SHAPIRO
In her centenary year, Barbara Pym's "spry little domestic novels" command a loyal readership.
- A male child.
- A son: his youngest boy.
- Often Offensive. A man, especially a young man.
- Informal. A man socializing in a group of men: a night out with the boys.
- Offensive. A male servant or employee.
n., pl., -ties.
- A social gathering especially for pleasure or amusement: a cocktail party.
- A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity. See synonyms at band2.
- An established political group organized to promote and support its principles and candidates for public office.
- A person or group involved in an enterprise; a participant or an accessory: I refuse to be a party to your silly scheme.
- Law. A person or group involved in a legal proceeding as a litigant.
- A subscriber to a telephone party line.
- A person using a telephone.
- A person: "And though Grainger was a spry old party, such steps couldn't be his" (Anthony Hyde).
- A selected group of soldiers: a raiding party.
- An act of sexual intercourse.
- An orgy.
Translate spry | into French | into German | into Italian | into SpanishDefinition of spry
adjective (spryer, spryest)Derivatives
Origin:mid 18th century: of unknown origin
Definition of perseverance
Origin:Middle English: from Old French, from Latin perseverantia, from perseverant- 'abiding by strictly', from the verb perseverare (see persevere)