sprǣcful, adj: talkative, loquacious. (SPRATCH-full / ˈspræːtʃ-fʌl)

Medieval manuscript image of a group of travellers carrying their belongings, one with a toddler on his back; the travellers are conversing, which is indicated by writing connected to each person’s mouth with a line, like comics-style speech bubbles.
Legenda aurea, Jacobus de Voragine; England, c. 1300; British Library, Stowe 49, f. 220r. [bl.uk]

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