American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Lying or resting on or above something.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lying or resting on something else.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Lying or resting on something else.
- adj. lying or resting on and exerting pressure on something else
- From Latin superincumbentem, present participle of superincumbere. (Wiktionary)
- Latin superincumbēns, superincumbent-, present participle of superincumbere, to lie on top of : super-, super- + incumbere, to lie down; see incumbent. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Leave me, leave me, to repose:" and all go away home; like a party of miners who have given up the attempt to dig out persons buried in superincumbent earth!”
“Wheelbase: 114.8 inches 0-60 mph: 4.6 seconds EPA fuel economy: 12/18 mpg, city/highway Cargo capacity: 35.1 cubic feet behind second-row seats If you make a lot of sudden steering moves, the SRT8 will eventually succumb to its own superincumbent mass and the rebounding forces will unstick the tires.”
“Two and a half hours later,it was reported that the portion of the bridge that had fallen into the river consisted of several of the large superincumbent girders at the central and navigable portion of the river, which is on an average from 40ft. to 45ft. deep.”
“The more attracted he was by the book, the more likely he was to make his observations for himself; the less he appreciated it, the less he was likely to appreciate a superincumbent mass of elucidation.”
“It is like the springs of a carriage which are pressed flat by the superincumbent weight.”
“Some of the views which the Economists have taken of the nature of rent appear to me, in like manner, to be quite just; but they have mixed them with so much error, and have drawn such preposterous and contradictory conclusions from them, that what is true in their doctrines, has been obscured and lost in the mass of superincumbent error, and has in consequence produced little effect.”
“On the expiration of the half-hour Noel Vanstone presented himself at North Shingles, with the ardor of a lover burning inextinguishably in his bosom, through the superincumbent mental fog of a thoroughly bewildered man.”
“The little blue paper of the evening before, plainly an object the more precious for its escape from premature destruction, now lay on the sill of the open window, smoothed out afresh and kept from blowing away by the superincumbent weight of his watch.”
“Of a bodily and mental male organism specially adapted for the superincumbent posture of energetic human copulation and energetic piston and cylinder movement necessary for the complete satisfaction of a constant but not acute concupiscence resident in”
“I rose with some difficulty from under the superincumbent snowdrift, and alighted from the carriage, expecting that a kind and hospitable reception would indemnify me for the toils and hardships of the day.”
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