spunkie


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spunkie

(ˈspʌŋkɪ)
n
1. informal a person who is fiery, lively, or excitable
2. (Physical Geography) an archaic name for will-o'-the-wisp
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Two centuries ago, latenight travellers on the country road between Paisley and Johnstone were terrorised by a fairy fiend called the Spunkie.
Sired by the 22,500gns Bailea Spunkie, the October 2008-born is out of Hafodlas Shona, a Hafodlas Llion daughter.
First of these was the 3,200gns Hafodlas Dani, consigned by AH & GW Roberts, Hafod Las, Ysbyty Ifan, Betws Y Coed and combining Bailea Spunkie on the sire side and Hafodlas Unsain on the dam.
You whigmaleerie o a kaim gangs nid-nod Heich on the hen-hoose-tap and whiles like the cock Himsel ye swap aboot in the wind; 'peeweet, Peeweet': a sang and sign o spring--an O But ye mak time dee to hear ye And the girn and brattle o Feberarie, And aa the airts gie a streetch At the node o yer hand, ma bird, Ma spunkie, ma ferlie--and aa this is naethin to yersel!
(36) Then on 17 September 1868 the 132 ton schooner Spunkie (37) arrived at Sweers Island bringing 150 indentured male Pacific Islanders, 141 of whom were subsequently employed in the pastoral industry, and nine in other `agricultural' occupations.
Off he trotted to collect his nice lift convinced the first choice on his line, Spunkie, had been cattled only to be told it was regarded as a non-runner because Jim's bet had been placed 38 seconds after the race was off.
Spunkie can take advantage of a low rating to follow up an easy Fakenham win in the William Hill Handicap Hurdle.
At around 20-1, she has to be value against big guns such as Far Cry, Silent Warning and Spunkie.
Spunkie is penalised 4lbs for his all-the-way win in a four- runner Newbury handicap last month.
COURAGE and stamina are the two main requirements for the Cesarewitch, and no horse is better equipped than the aptly named Spunkie.
Friday - Royal Ascot:- 2.30 Mutafaweq, 3.5 Royal Anthem, 3.45 Selhurst Park, 4.20 Lochangel, 4.55 Foe, 5.30 Spunkie.
`...Two days later it was intimated that the Spunkie had been sold to run the blockade'.