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Draw each hand into a fist or, for fingertips, lift until you’re holding your bodyweight on your fingertips, with your fingers splayed open for stability.
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On the decks, people were splayed out on their towels, lazily soaking up every ounce of sunshine, as if they had nowhere else to be.
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A few possessions earlier, James had taken a foul to the face from Warriors forward Draymond Green that left him splayed out on the court and needing eye drops once he returned to the bench.
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Girls, she explained, held their hands out at a distance, fingers splayed like a fan, to look at their nails.
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Her legs gradually drew up, splaying her knees outward — and drawing her feet inward — as if in some cruel, lotus-like pose.
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They are cut on the splay so that the front end is half the width of a header and one side half the length of the brick.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
No variation, no change; the art of it is to keep almost to the same groove, and not to make the figure broad and splay.
THE HILLS AND THE VALERICHARD JEFFERIES
The centre porch has twisted columns, which are carried round the splay of the arch.
CATHEDRAL CITIES OF ITALYWILLIAM WIEHE COLLINS
Such a collection of splay feet, puffed joints, and misshapen limbs was assuredly never before made within so small a compass.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 68, NO. 417, JULY, 1850VARIOUS
They are boldly splayed off, and in the middle of the splay is set a shaft, which finishes with a sculptured capital.
SOME ACCOUNT OF GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE IN SPAINGEORGE EDMUND STREET
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO SPLAY

  • awkward
  • bumbling
  • clownish
  • gauche
  • loutish
  • lumbering
  • lumpish
  • lumpy
  • maladroit
  • oafish
  • rude
  • rustic
  • splay
  • uncouth
  • ungainly
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