outspreadingly love


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  • adverb In a way that outspreads.


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outspreading +‎ -ly



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  • The riggings lived. The mast-heads, like the tops of tall palms, were outspreadingly tufted with arms and legs. Clinging to a spar with one hand, some reached forth the other with impatient wavings; others, shading their eyes from the vivid sunlight, sat far out on the rocking yards; all the spars in full bearing of mortals, ready and ripe for their fate. Ah! how they still strove through that infinite blueness to seek out the thing that might destroy them!

    --Herman Melville, 1851, Moby Dick

    February 23, 2008

  • DAMN, I gotta read this book. Thanks mollusque!

    February 23, 2008

  • What?? You haven't read Moby-Dick yet, c_b? Oh, you must! I'll be interested in hearing what you think of it. :-)

    Great excerpt, mollusque.

    February 23, 2008