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  • v. Present participle of overspread.


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  • Hawthwaite shook his head, with a puzzled expression overspreading his somewhat heavy and unimaginative features.

    In the Mayor's Parlour

  • Holding the rifle back, as if expecting an attempt to recover it, the savage thrust his head forward, with a tantalizing expression overspreading his ugly features.

    Camp-fire and Wigwam

  • The man shut his eyes, with a weary sort of expression overspreading his features; and remained silent.

    Daisy in the Field

  • Sir Isaac Newton explains the wing ( "overspreading") of abominations to be the Roman ensigns (eagles) brought to the east gate of the temple, and there sacrificed to by the soldiers; the war, ending in the destruction of Jerusalem, lasted from spring A.D. 67 to autumn

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • "I suppose it is because my brains have never been overburdened with thoughts for other people," said Toinette, with an odd expression overspreading her face, "and so the part of them devoted to that sort of thing has had time to develop to an astonishing degree.

    Caps and Capers A Story of Boarding-School Life

  • Light snow is overspreading the metro region from the west and southwest.

    Snow winds down

  • Light snow is overspreading to metro region from the west and southwest.

    More snow arrives in D.C. area, up to 1" possible

  • The family of humanity is only now starting to learn unexpectedly and painfully about certain human-induced global threats that could soon be presented to the human community by the seemingly endless growth of per human consumption and unbridled production activities increasing exponentially and overspreading the surface of Earth in our time.

    Personal Sustainability: The Path to Worldwide Environmental Sustainability

  • Quentin cast his eye on the person whom he rode beside, and under the shadow of a slouched overspreading hat, which resembled the sombrero of a

    Quentin Durward

  • Western Chiefs, “and such they will again be, when the intruders on our ancient possessions are again reduced to be Lairds of Lochow instead of overspreading us like a band of devouring locusts.”

    A Legend of Montrose


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