Sprue vs Frame - What's the difference?

sprue | frame |

As nouns the difference between sprue and frame

is that sprue is sprue (all senses) while frame is frame, division of time on a multimedia timeline.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) spruw, sprouw .


(en noun)
  • (medicine) A tropical disease causing a sore throat and tongue, and disturbed digestion; psilosis.
  • Derived terms
    * celiac sprue

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • (founding) The hole through which melted metal is poured into the gate, and thence into the mold.
  • (founding) Material that cools in the feed channels to a mold.
  • See also
    * flash


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  • (obsolete) To strengthen; refresh; support.
  • At last, with creeping crooked pace forth came / An old, old man, with beard as white as snow, / That on a staffe his feeble steps did frame . ? Spenser.
  • (obsolete) To execute; perform.
  • The silken tackle / Swell with the touches of those flower-soft hands / That yarely frame the office. ? Shakespeare.
  • (obsolete) To cause; to bring about; to produce.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Fear frames disorder, and disorder wounds.
  • (obsolete) To profit; avail.
  • (obsolete) To fit; accord.
  • When thou hast turned them all ways, and done thy best to hew them and to make them frame , thou must be fain to cast them out. ? Tyndale.
  • (obsolete) To succeed in doing or trying to do something; manage.
  • To fit, as for a specific end or purpose; make suitable or comfortable; adapt; adjust.
  • * John Lyly
  • I will hereafter frame myself to be coy.
  • * Shakespeare
  • frame my face to all occasions
  • * Landor
  • We may in some measure frame our minds for the reception of happiness.
  • * I. Taylor
  • The human mind is framed to be influenced.
  • To construct by fitting or uniting together various parts; fabricate by union of constituent parts.
  • To bring or put into form or order; adjust the parts or elements of; compose; contrive; plan; devise.
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • He began to frame the loveliest countenance he could.
  • * I. Watts
  • How many excellent reasonings are framed in the mind of a man of wisdom and study in a length of years.
  • Of a constructed object such as a building, to put together the structural elements.
  • Once we finish framing the house, we'll hang tin on the roof.
  • Of a picture such as a painting or photograph, to place inside a decorative border.
  • To position visually within a fixed boundary.
  • The director frames the fishing scene very well.
  • To construct in words so as to establish a context for understanding or interpretation.
  • How would you frame your accomplishments?
    The way the opposition has framed the argument makes it hard for us to win.
  • (criminology) Conspire to incriminate falsely a presumably innocent person.
  • The gun had obviously been placed in her car in an effort to frame her.
  • (intransitive, dialectal, mining) To wash ore with the aid of a frame.
  • (dialectal) To move.
  • An oath, and a threat to set Throttler on me if I did not frame off, rewarded my perseverance. ? E. Brontë.
  • (obsolete) To proceed; to go.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The beauty of this sinful dame / Made many princes thither frame .


    * (conspire to incriminate) fit up

    Derived terms

    * beframe * enframe * framable, frameable * inframe * outframe * unframe


    (en noun)
  • The structural elements of a building or other constructed object.
  • Anything composed of parts fitted and united together; a fabric; a structure.
  • * Milton
  • These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, / Almighty! thine this universal frame .
  • The structure of a person's body.
  • A rigid, generally rectangular mounting for paper, canvas or other flexible material.
  • * , chapter=10
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He looked round the poor room, at the distempered walls, and the bad engravings in meretricious frames , the crinkly paper and wax flowers on the chiffonier; and he thought of a room like Father Bryan's, with panelling, with cut glass, with tulips in silver pots, such a room as he had hoped to have for his own.}}
  • A piece of photographic film containing an image.
  • * 12 July 2012 , Sam Adams, AV Club Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • Jokes are recycled so frequently, it’s as if comedy writing was eating a hole in the ozone layer: If the audience had a nickel for every time a character on one side of the frame says something could never happen as it simultaneously happens on the other side of the frame , they’d have enough to pay the surcharge for the movie’s badly implemented 3-D.
  • A context for understanding or interpretation.
  • (snooker) A complete game of snooker, from break-off until all the balls (or as many as necessary to win) have been potted.
  • (networking) An independent chunk of data sent over a network.
  • (bowling) A set of balls whose results are added together for scoring purposes. Usually two balls, but only one ball in the case of a strike, and three balls in the case of a strike or a spare in the last frame of a game.
  • (philately) The outer decorated portion of a stamp's image, often repeated on several issues although the inner picture may change.
  • (film, animation) A division of time on a multimedia timeline, such as 1/30th of a second.
  • (Internet) An individually scrollable region of a webpage.
  • (baseball, slang) An inning.
  • (engineering, dated, mostly, UK) Any of certain machines built upon or within framework.
  • a stocking frame'''; a lace '''frame'''; a spinning '''frame
  • frame of mind; disposition
  • to be always in a happy frame
  • Contrivance; the act of devising or scheming.
  • * Shakespeare
  • John the bastard / Whose spirits toil in frame of villainies.
  • A stage or level of a video game.
  • * 1982 , Gilsoft International, Mongoose (video game instructions) [ftp://ftp.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/games-info/m/Mongoose.txt]
  • When you play the game it will draw a set pattern depending on the frame you are on, with random additions to the pattern, to give a different orchard each time.


    * {{quote-book , passage=...It regulates and governs the Passions of the Mind, and brings them into due moderation and frame ... , page=17 , title=An Account of the Growth of Deism in England , author=William Stephens , year=1696}}

    Derived terms

    * frame ball * frame house * frame in * frame of mind * frame of reference * frameset * frame story * frame up * framework * framing hammer * framing square * inertial frame of reference * freeze frame * subframe * time frame * window frame ----