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  • One feeder secured her legs at the knees and ankles to keep them from spraddling while another finished tying her at throat and brow.

    Renegade's Magic

  • He took a ginger step, spraddling so as not to allow his legs to rub together.

    Drums of Autumn

  • Then he hit the tack, and I heard him holler and caught a glimpse of him spraddling up as I disappeared through the door.

    The Autobiography of Malcolm X

  • White, and whose quaint stanchness suggests the same Dutch influence which characterizes the spraddling octagonal windmills -- they would quickly recognize all of these.

    The Old Coast Road From Boston to Plymouth

  • [He throws himself on the divan, folding his arms, and spraddling arrogantly].

    Act IV

  • Staggering this way and that, buck-jumping and snorting, spraddling all four legs to keep from sinking to the ground, with her frightened and crestfallen owner yelling "Whoa!" and trying to find a chance to jump off without disaster,

    With Sabre and Scalpel. The Autobiography of a Soldier and Surgeon

  • With measured tread, Tottie stalked to the double door, her eyes shifting, and one hand outstretched with spraddling fingers to indicate caution.

    Apron-Strings

  • "It takes just so much time to do so much work," stated Welton succinctly, "and it don't matter whether you do it all at once, or try to fool yourself by spraddling it out."

    The Rules of the Game

  • The thought of all you people, my own people, housed somewhere in the spraddling town, called to me.

    The Madigans

  • He was reeling in his saddle, the horse spraddling, wild-eyed, almost out of control.

    Rimrock Trail

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