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See definition of splaying on Dictionary.com
  • as inslant
  • as inslope
  • as inflare

synonyms for splaying

  • skew
  • tilt
  • aim
  • bank
  • beam
  • bend
  • bevel
  • cant
  • decline
  • descend
  • deviate
  • direct
  • diverge
  • grade
  • heel
  • incline
  • lean
  • level
  • list
  • point
  • splay
  • swerve
  • tip
  • train
  • veer
  • lie obliquely
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antonyms for splaying

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  • ascend
  • forget
  • go up
  • increase
  • lie
  • neglect
  • rise
  • stay
  • straighten
  • even
  • leave alone
  • maintain
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How to use splaying in a sentence

His steel trowel rang like a bell as he tossed the red brick like a ball in his strong, splaying hand.
THE COTTAGE OF DELIGHTWILL N. HARBEN
John asked, a look of shame crossing his face as he stood mechanically brushing his coat-sleeve with his big, splaying hand.
THE COTTAGE OF DELIGHTWILL N. HARBEN
He occasionally flicked on his torch, splaying it over the column, checking the positions of the men ahead of him.
FIRST ON THE MOONJEFF SUTTON
Another way to make an end joint is by bevelled scarfing or splaying (Fig. 562).
WOODWORKING FOR BEGINNERSCHARLES GARDNER WHEELER
He was clean-shaven, blue-eyed, and had a fine shock of brown hair through which he was constantly pushing his splaying fingers.
THE HILLS OF REFUGEWILL N. HARBEN
William stared, his mouth falling open, a heavy hand splaying over the cap of his knee.
THE HILLS OF REFUGEWILL N. HARBEN
These temples, very imperfectly lighted by small windows splaying inwards, do not appear to have ever been glazed.
THE SOUTH ISLES OF ARANOLIVER J. BURKE
In the left-hand splaying is Saint Nicaise between two angels.
RHEIMS AND THE BATTLES FOR ITS POSSESSIONVARIOUS
And the gigantic splaying of her palm was reproduced in her lumbar region.
OSCAR WILDE, VOLUME 2 (OF 2)FRANK HARRIS
Into the splaying breaches there rushed fresh troops from front and rear, and the lines thickened and swayed again.
THE BOY ALLIES WITH THE COSSACKSCLAIR W. HAYES
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