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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of overspan.

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Examples

  • Toward the cool of the day and just as she had pulled the ponies down to a walk in a long, deserted avenue overspanned with elms and great cottonwoods she was all at once aware of an open carriage that had turned into the far end of the same avenue approaching at an easy trot.

    A Man's Woman

  • Thence it would pass under the bridge which overspanned, as we have seen, an island called above bridge Motte-Saint-Antoine and below,

    The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2

  • Manchester, -- it too is built on the infinite Abysses; overspanned by the skyey Firmaments; and there is birth in it, and death in it; -- and it is every whit as wonderful, as fearful, unimaginable, as the oldest Salem or Prophetic City.

    Past and Present

  • Sooty Manchester, -- it too is built on the infinite Abysses; overspanned by the skyey Firmaments; and there is birth in it, and death in it; -- and it is every whit as wonderful, as fearful, unimaginable, as the oldest Salem or Prophetic

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle's Collected Works, Vol. XIII.

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