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  • v. Present participle of upsweep.


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  • The long, upsweeping black crest of the lapwings seemed incongruous as the thin feathers flapped in the breeze.

    Country diary: Cromarty Firth

  • Frans de Waal, a professor of primate behavior at Emory University in Atlanta, said that when chimpanzees were angry "they will grunt or spit or make an abrupt, upsweeping gesture that, if a human were to do it, you'd recognize it as aggressive." THE ANTIQUITY OF CURSING.

  • The upsweeping surge of higher-level resonant light is in preparation for a general exodus of stellar mass into a more refined universal complex.

    Arcturian Songs of the Masters of Light

  • His regal commanding blasts, his upsweeping marching violins, his pompous and majestic orchestra, existed in the American scene.

    Musical Portraits Interpretations of Twenty Modern Composers

  • Far beyond, between its lofty skeleton towers and upsweeping side webs, appeared, in seemingly reduced proportions, the towers and webs of the north cantilever, across on the north edge of the channel of the strait.

    Out of the Primitive

  • The odd underwater noise, an upsweeping "whoop," will start as quietly as conversation, rise as loud as traffic and peak at the din of a rock concert, all within one second.

    All Today's News - Sightline Daily

  • That jowly fellow with the 5 o'clock shadow and the long upsweeping nose.



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