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She was seized by the nose and chin, as if she had been a horse, and made to distend her jaws even painfully.
HUBERT'S WIFEMINNIE MARY LEE
Furl—To roll up and make sails fast so that the wind cannot distend them.
ON YACHT SAILINGTHOMAS FLEMING DAY
At times he would distend himself with pneumatic vestments in the rococo vein.
TALES OF SPACE AND TIMEHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
It may seem surprising that the discoverer of the venous return felt the need of a deus ex machina to distend the right auricle.
HARVEY'S VIEWS ON THE USE OF THE CIRCULATION OF THE BLOODJOHN G. CURTIS
This loose skin, that is now so folded up under my beak that you can scarcely see it, I can distend into an enormous pouch.
ROUND-ABOUT RAMBLES IN LANDS OF FACT AND FANCYFRANK RICHARD STOCKTON
It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and can distend to any extent.
A STUDY IN SCARLETARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Or lastly introduce a gut fixed to a pipe; and then distend it by blowing wind into it.
ZOONOMIA, VOL. IIERASMUS DARWIN
The amount of water usually injected at one time—from one pint to two quarts—can hardly be said to distend the bowels at all.
INTESTINAL ILLSALCINOUS BURTON JAMISON
Distend and contract an organ for a short time two or three times a day, and it will gain in strength from the exercise.
INTESTINAL ILLSALCINOUS BURTON JAMISON
Ear-plugs are also worn, of such size as to distend the lobe down to the shoulders.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, SLICE 3VARIOUS

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