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verb as in sprawl

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These Tumblrs have both gone viral, but New York subway cars are still full of men sitting spread eagle across three seats.

I landed spread-eagle on my stomach, my head and back struck by a relentless storm of pulverized glass and cement.

One of the great things about Peter Tory as an interview subject is the obvious relish he takes in saying “spread eagle.”

But if Emetic could not spread-eagle the field, she could set a pace that would try the stamina and lungs of Pegasus.

I landed sort of spread-eagle flat and seemed to hang there before I slid down the wall to the floor with a meaty-sounding Whump!

I have no military ambition,—wouldn't give a rush for a spread eagle,—don't like the braying by a mortar.

It was the age of "spread-eagle" speeches, and many of Benton's were no exception to the rule.

"The spread eagle ought to use his wings," said Mrs. Tristram.


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On this page you'll find 22 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to spread-eagle, such as: drape, extend, flop, lie, loll, and lounge.

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