spircing, f.n: a sprinkling, dropping. (SPIRCH-ing / ˈspɪr-tʃɪŋ)

Latin writing in a medieval manuscript; the letter Q of ‘quid’ is inhabited by a dragon and a bird, and the tail of the Q turns into the head of another dragon, out of whose mouth drop lines of red and blue, which fall to the bottom of the page.
Westminster Psalter; S England (Westminster or St Albans), c. 1200; British Library, Royal 2 A XXII, f. 66r. [bl.uk]

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