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 Spenserian Metre (The).Spheres. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Spent.
 
Weary. A hunting term. A deer is said to be spent when it stretches out its neck, and is at the point of death. In sea language, a broken mast is said to be “spent.”   1
 


 Spenserian Metre (The).Spheres. 

 
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