springe (n.) Old form(s): Sprindge
snare, trap
Ham I.iii.115[Polonius to Ophelia, of Hamlet's vows] Ay, springes to catch woodcocks
Ham V.ii.300[Laertes to Osrick] as a woodcock to mine own springe
WT IV.iii.34[Autolycus to himself, of the Clown] If the springe hold, the cock's mine
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