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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SPRUCED

He had spruced himself, but I seemed to see the rags still nutter about him.

When I had bathed and spruced up, I went out with them on the street.

They say that he spruced up, and finally located a young lady of means.

Upon this he spruced up, looked gay, roll'd about in a chariot.

I at once spruced up my best, and told the doctor that I was ready to start.

He was spruced and for the second time that day he had shaved.

So Tom went in and spruced up a bit and I took him home with me.

I calculated to have spruced up considerable before you come in.

I meant to be all spruced up and receive you in state at the hotel.

He was all spruced up, and as nervous and excited as a schoolboy.