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Word of the Day 10/11/20 Spang

Spang (adverb)
spang [ spang ]


adverb Informal.
1. directly, exactly: The bullet landed spang on target.

Origin: An Americanism dating back to 1835–45; origin uncertain

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR SPANG
Prussian whined, and kept close to Captain Spang, who had not moved one step on the deck.
LIBRARY OF THE WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE, ANCIENT AND MODERN, VOL. 12|VARIOUS

And John Endlich was spang against his terrible, blank wall again.
ASTEROID OF FEAR|RAYMOND ZINKE GALLUN

Captain Spang lifted his hand threateningly, and Prussian barked furiously.
LIBRARY OF THE WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE, ANCIENT AND MODERN, VOL. 12|VARIOUS

There was warm work ahead—and it would be warmer if Hank and Spang tried to block proceedings with the runabout.
MOTOR MATT'S MYSTERY|STANLEY R. MATTHEWS

I'm down, and you've got the pearls, and Hank and Spang are hot on my trail.
MOTOR MATT'S MYSTERY|STANLEY R. MATTHEWS

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