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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overlie.


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  • This often overlies a well of grief, and if unmourned, it simmers, at times boiling over and burning all those in close proximity.

    Wild Feminine

  • After all, a warm and humid atmosphere that is capable of sustaining thunderstorm clusters, that overlies bath-like ocean water, and that slowly rotates in a counterclockwise fashion, is an ideal place for tropical cyclone development.

    Tropical storm Nicole not so tropical

  • Delicatessen by Mark Caro and Jean-Pierre Juenet is a surreal post-apocalyptic black comedy set in the house belonging to a butcher who provides suspicious meats to his tenants and overlies a world populated by troglydytes who eat only grain.

    MIND MELD: The Most Intelligent Films of Science Fiction

  • This is necessary: the playful veneer displayed by Clegg and Cameron at their rose garden press conference last week overlies great uncertainties.

    The public wants a ceasefire, so let's give peace a chance

  • This goal overlies and explains everything the party does.

    A Privilege to Die

  • It overlies quaternary deposits mainly of sand sheets.

    Doñana National Park, Spain

  • Geologically, Ujung Kulon, Gunung Honje and Pulau Panaitan are part of a young Tertiary mountain system, which overlies the pre-Tertiary strata of the Sunda Shelf.

    Ujung Kulon National Park and Krakatau Nature Reserve, Indonesia

  • The Park overlies a segment of a 400 km long southwest-trending fossil reef that surrounds the Delaware Basin of southeastern New Mexico and western Texas which was a small reef-fringed inland sea in Permian times 280-250 mya.

    Carlsbad Caverns National Park, United States

  • Geologically, the ecoregion overlies a mixture of Precambrian basement rocks, and a number of post-Jurassic sedimentary basins.

    East Sudanian savanna

  • The Green Swamp lake region overlies the Eocene-age Ocala Limestone in the west, and Miocene-age Hawthorn Group sediments to the east.

    Ecoregions of Florida (EPA)


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