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spartan -- (with a lowercase "s")
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The Aeneid
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  • She seem’d a virgin of the Spartan blood: With such array Harpalyce bestrode Her Thracian courser and outstripp’d the rapid flood.
  • A guest like him, a Trojan guest before, In shew of friendship sought the Spartan shore, And ravish’d Helen from her husband bore.
  • The rosy morn was risen from the main, And horns and hounds awake the princely train: They issue early thro’ the city gate, Where the more wakeful huntsmen ready wait, With nets, and toils, and darts, beside the force Of Spartan dogs, and swift Massylian horse.
  • Think on whose faith th’ adult’rous youth relied; Who promis’d, who procur’d, the Spartan bride?

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  • It’s a spartan building with a corrugated steel roof that shakes so badly when a plane passes overhead, she half expects it to collapse.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • It is an unnerving thing, but when I was underneath the water, gliding in that black chill, my mind’s eye suddenly seemed to carry to a perspective high above, from where I could see the exacting, telling shapes of all: the spartan surfaces of the pool deck, the tight-clipped manicures of the garden, the venerable house and trees, the fetching, narrow street.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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