Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of splay.

Etymologies

splay +‎ -ing (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One should notice, too, the "splaying" of the outer wall, by which missiles from the top would be projected outwards; and also the use of the mill-stream to carry away the refuse of the garderobe tower.

    Mediæval Wales Chiefly in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries: Six Popular Lectures

  • First ELSE cellphone, we should've waited for them to come along and show off their initial device; it uses a "splaying" one-thumb navigation system that promises to bypass digging through menus.

    SlashGear

  • She pulls me into her hug, a haze of Tabu, her pink, pink nails splaying around my shoulder.

    The Cougar

  • "Hello!" she rasps, teeth bared and limbs freakishly splaying.

    I Don't Believe in Outer Space – review

  • “You might even call us cousins of a sort,” he continued, splaying his fingers over my breastbone, playfully reaching down to tweak a peaked nipple.

    Brush of Darkness

  • Not until spring could he stand on uncarpeted floors without his rear legs splaying out in a V.

    Suddenly paralyzed, Rufus doggedly learns to walk again

  • Milky came by the way of kindness, that virtue and spoke in languages born from that branch, small kisses on the side of her cheek, and hugs that Milky expressed in her own way: splaying her body atop the woman's chest, staying put for a good fifteen or so minutes or until the vectors of hell had moved on to something else, someone else.

    The Ghost of Water, the Ghost of Dreaded Fall

  • He pushed himself away from the car, splaying out his arms and sinking his fingers into the slimy mud.

    Gideon’s war

  • Jesus Montero stretches out his ample frame in a locker room chair as he answers each question, his long legs splaying in front of him.

    Is Montero Too Big for the Job?

  • With these he began playing the misfit carpenter, reconfiguring 400-year-old tables into perpendicular shapes so they could appear to creep up walls or splaying their legs so they seemed to crouch like crabs.

    The Art of Resistance

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