Definitions

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  • v. form a cover over

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Examples

  • Silk Persian rugs spread over dark parquet floors.

    Over the Edge

  • It was cigar-smoke sweet and paneled with dark wood, neat and tidy except for the large man sprawled across a leather recliner, a newspaper spread over his lap, reading glasses perched on his nose.

    Slice Of Cherry

  • These sub-species have, through migrations and penetrations, spread over the entire world, and may be grouped into eighteen varieties according to the nature of the hair (smooth, bristly or coarse, and woolly).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • This was a much grander event, an international trade fair lasting six months and consisting of two hundred pavilions, spread over seventy acres from the Invalides to the Grand Palais.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • -- This muscle is spread over the sides of the neck, extending downwards to a little beneath the collar-bones, and upwards to the lower part of the cheeks.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • In London, the largest was Whitehall, the effective hub of the kingdom, spread over some twenty acres and consisting of fifty-three buildings and courtyards ranging from the small beer buttery to the sublime Palladian-style Banqueting House.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • This wave of bigotry which spread over the whole country in the early fifties had showed itself decidedly hostile to Catholics in Cincinnati in 1854, when Archbishop Bedini was the guest of

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Then he took from his pocket a little purse of woven gold and opal-tinted beads, and held it in his open hand for her to see, watching the bright blush that spread over her face, and the faint, glad smile that parted her lips.

    The Man Between: An International Romance

  • A similar index, by the way, is appended to the catalogue of Syon monastery. 4.98 The library seems to have been spread over nine tiers (distinctions) of book-casing, each marked with a letter of the alphabet.

    Old English Libraries; The Making, Collection and Use of Books During the Middle Ages

  • His fame as teacher spread over Europe, and Fulda became the most celebrated seat of learning in the Frankish Empire.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

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