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  • overspire - to tower over

    April 15, 2013

  • Who thinks "a score of moments"? is a peculiar expression of time? How does it compare to a dozen jiffies? Or ten trices?

    August 9, 2008

  • All unsuspecting she gave herself to the embrace of a strange pair of arms, and Vanamee arriving but a score of moments later, stumbled over her prostrate body, inert and unconscious, in the shadow of the overspiring trees.

    - Frank Norris, The Octopus, ch. 1

    August 9, 2008