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  • v. Past participle of overstrew


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  • It was a land of horror, where there was nothing but the abomination of desolation -- a land overstrewn with blasted fragments of fractured lava-blocks, intermixed with sand, from which there arose black precipices and giant mountains that poured forth rivers of fire and showers of ashes and sheets of flame.

    A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder

  • In sunny spots beneath the trees, where green grass is overstrewn by the dry, fallen foliage, as I passed

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 102, April, 1866

  • Presently, on the path some sixty feet above them, but hidden from them by the mass of tumbled rocks through which they had descended, they heard someone puffing and blowing, a stick striking and slipping on the stones, and weird rays of light stole down the mountain-side, and in and out of the vast blocks with which it was overstrewn.

    The History of David Grieve

  • In front, in the strong sunshine, the platform lay overstrewn with busy litter, as though the labours of the mine might begin again to-morrow in the morning.

    The Silverado Squatters

  • The counter, shelves, and floor had all been scoured, and the latter was overstrewn with fresh blue sand.

    The House of the Seven Gables

  • In sunny spots beneath the trees, where green grass is overstrewn by the dry, fallen foliage, as I passed, I disturbed multitudes of grasshoppers basking in the warm sunshine; and they began to hop, hop, hop, pattering on the dry leaves like big and heavy drops of

    Passages from the American Notebooks, Volume 1

  • On the contrary, the Saharan mountain tops are covered with lava and columnar green stone, and overstrewn with other loose stones, forming an extensive black and dreary plain.

    Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846


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