from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cast a shadow around, about, or over; overshadow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cast a shadow upon; overshadow: as, beshadowed by huge trees.
And other be in Ethiopia, and each of them have only one foot so great and so large, that they beshadow themselves with the foot when they lie gaping on the ground in strong heat of the sun; and yet they be so swift, that they be likened to hounds in swiftness of running, and therefore among the Greeks they be called Cynopodes.
But in the one the great oaks prosper placidly upon an even floor; they beshadow a great field; and the air and the light are very free below their stretching boughs.