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sprat

 (sprăt)
n.
1. Any of various small marine food fishes of the genus Sprattus, especially S. sprattus of the northeast Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean and Baltic Seas, eaten fresh or smoked and often canned as a sardine. Also called brisling.
2. Any of various other fishes of the family Clupeidae, such as a young herring.

[Middle English sprot, spratte, from Old English sprot.]

sprat

(spræt)
n
1. (Animals) a small marine food fish, Clupea sprattus, of the NE Atlantic Ocean and North Sea: family Clupeidae (herrings). See also brisling
2. (Animals) any of various small or young herrings
[C16: variant of Old English sprott; related to Middle Low German sprott, Norwegian sprot small rod]

sprat

(spræt)

n., pl. sprats, (esp. collectively) sprat for 1.
1. a herring, Clupea sprattus, of the E North Atlantic.
2. a young or small person or thing.
[1590–1600; variant of earlier sprot, Middle English, Old English, c. Middle Dutch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sprat - small fatty European fishsprat - small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines
Clupea sprattus, sprat, brisling - small herring processed like a sardine
herring - valuable flesh of fatty fish from shallow waters of northern Atlantic or Pacific; usually salted or pickled
2.sprat - small herring processed like a sardinesprat - small herring processed like a sardine
Clupea, genus Clupea - type genus of the Clupeidae: typical herrings
sardine - any of various small edible herring or related food fishes frequently canned
brisling, sprat - small fatty European fish; usually smoked or canned like sardines

sprat

noun
Related words
young brit
Translations

sprat

[spræt] Nespadín m, sardineta f

sprat

[ˈspræt] n (= fish) → sprat m

sprat

nSprotte f; to set or use a sprat to catch a mackerel (prov) → mit der Wurst nach der Speckseite werfen (Prov)

sprat

[spræt] n (fish) → spratto
References in classic literature ?
When the battle was at its height, a Sprat lifted its head out of the waves and said that he would reconcile their differences if they would accept him as an umpire.
Or even," said he, "if you was helped to knocking her up a new chain for the front door - or say a gross or two of shark-headed screws for general use - or some light fancy article, such as a toasting-fork when she took her muffins - or a gridiron when she took a sprat or such like--"
And yet he's given a whole half hour to the consideration of my very small sprat," interjected the Assistant Commissioner.
Here, in Numbers Five and Six, are my own personal subscriptions to local charities, actually paid in remunerative neighborhoods, on the principle of throwing a sprat to catch a herring; also, my diary of each day's proceedings, my personal reflections and remarks, my statement of existing difficulties (such as the difficulty of finding myself T.
Doctor South did not reply, and the servant brought in some grilled sprats.
Papa also would remark to me (he possessed extraordinary humour),"that a family of whales must not ally themselves with sprats.
Each boy had a quarter of a loaf of bread and pat of butter, and as much tea as he pleased; and there was scarcely one who didn't add to this some further luxury, such as baked potatoes, a herring, sprats, or something of the sort.
How quaint it would, be if one could carry it about like a lantern, or have little sprats for candles.
The witness mistook a sprat for a small herring, much to the amusement of the court.
Pour the remaining sprat brine, then the remaining milk and cream over the dish.
Therefore, the EU has set maximum levels of PAHs in foodstuffs via Regulation (EC) No 1881/2006 amended by Regulation (EU) No 835/2011 [1], which added limits for the sum of four PAHs in foodstuffs including adding smoked sprats and canned smoked sprats to the range of foodstuffs.
The Patagonian sprat (Sprattus fuegensis) is a small pelagic clupeid with a similar spatial distribution in both the South Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.