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  • v. Present participle of send up.


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  • The half-rotten, dying trees hold on to life stubbornly, adapting, sending up new shoots from the base: becoming coppice trees.


  • To the center and rear, where the mud pots boiled, the surface simmered, heat roiling, sending up belches of sulphur-scented steam.


  • The foremost ready-use locker, containing 4-inch shells, immediately caught fire and the ammunition started bursting, sending up showers of debris and splinters.

    Graf Spee

  • ONE DAY WAS left before the moonstrike would throw itself into the earth like a fist, sending up a column of blackness and fire.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • Uthwaite, on a damp day, was sending up a whole array of smoke plumes and steam, to whatever gods there be.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • He had scrambled up from the metal net but had left Sohothin within it, hopelessly tangled and sending up metallic smoke.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny

  • A pollard willow grows at one end of the moat, sending up green-barked new poles so fast in spring you can almost hear the cells dividing.


  • Eerily, the sudden barrage of marble-sized objects seemed now to focus on Rachel and Tolland, pelting all around them, sending up plumes of exploding ice.

    Deception Point

  • The sheer naked power of those great waves constantly rolling up with such an ominous rumble, hitting against the rocks and sending up skyfuls of white froth.

    The Women’s Room

  • Environmental toxins appear to mess with normal internal signaling pathways, making it difficult for our immune cells to recognize what is foreign and what is self—a bit like a covert enemy force sending up smokescreens and spreading disinformation.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic


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