Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of organ-pipes, to produce the higher octave of the proper tone: occurring sometimes when the wind is too strong. See overblow, transitive verb, 3.

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Examples

  • I should be the less like to sleep oversound, and so should set my spirit to listen whilst I did sleep; and by so much as my spirit should serve me with faith, should I have safety.

    The Night Land

  • And I reproached myself; for, indeed, I had slept oversound by reason of my having lacked a regular way and time, as I had with a proper wisdom made to be my rule.

    The Night Land: Chapter 7

  • And, presently, when eighteen hours did have passed since that my sudden awakening to the peril of the Grey Man, I did search about for a place to slumber; for I would keep wisely unto my ruling, and go not over long lacking of sleep; and by this planning I should be the less like to sleep oversound, and so should set my spirit to listen whilst I did sleep; and by so much as my spirit should serve me with faith, should I have safety.

    The Night Land: Chapter 7

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