Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Spread under or beneath.

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Examples

  • The gloomy day grew darker as he spoke; a curtain of cloud underspread the sky and a few drops of rain fell audibly.

    Can Such Things Be

  • The gloomy day grew darker as he spoke; a curtain of cloud underspread the sky and a few drops of rain fell audibly.

    Can Such Things Be

  • A while after 8, three or four great black clouds suddenly rose, seemingly from different points, and sweeping with broad swirls of wind but no thunder, underspread the orbs from view everywhere, and indicated a violent heat-storm.

    Hours for the Soul. Specimen Days

  • The gloomy day grew darker as he spoke; a curtain of cloud underspread the sky and a few drops of rain fell audibly.

    Can Such Things Be?

  • A while after 8, three or four great black clouds suddenly rose, seemingly from different points, and sweeping with broad swirls of wind but no thunder, underspread the orbs from view everywhere, and indicated a violent heat-storm.

    Specimen Days; from Complete Poetry and Collected Prose

  • A while after 8, three or four great black clouds suddenly rose, seemingly from different points, and sweeping with broad swirls of wind but no thunder, underspread the orbs from view everywhere, and indicated a violent heatstorm.

    Complete Prose Works Specimen Days and Collect, November Boughs and Goodbye My Fancy

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