Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


He's got a mind that splays all over the place if you give him the least chance.

The tracery is geometrical, and the shafts in the angles of the splays are banded.

Round the walls and in the splays of the windows are a series of 14th-cent.

That is, his shoe is made to fit the foot, which narrows at the heel, and splays out at the toes.

The effect of the windows inside is much enhanced by the lovely quatrefoil ornamentation with which their splays are decorated.

These are broken by long, narrow, round-headed openings, vivified by ball moldings ornamenting the heavy rounding of their splays.

Anglo-Saxon single-light windows have two splays, increasing in width from the centre of the wall in which the window is placed.

She had a picture of him, of the embarrassment of the Splays and her friends, of the disapproval of Harry Luttrell.

Throughout, the splays and jambs are filled with glittering balls of stone.