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AnWulf commented on the word overspire
overspire - to tower over
April 15, 2013
yarb commented on the word overspire
Who thinks "a score of moments"? is a peculiar expression of time? How does it compare to a dozen jiffies? Or ten trices?
August 9, 2008
All unsuspecting she gave herself to the embrace of a strange pair of arms, and Vanamee arriving but a score of moments later, stumbled over her prostrate body, inert and unconscious, in the shadow of the overspiring trees.- Frank Norris, The Octopus, ch. 1