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What makes him trot in that spread-out, squatty way, behind?

He lowered the box with a little jerk on to the spread-out newspaper on the floor.

Another effect of the same factor is the spread-out condition of the wings.

He resolutely stretched himself on his share of the spread-out coats, now thoroughly dried by sun and fire.

The oil seeping up to the surface has formed shallow, spread-out pools and, occasionally, deep pits covered with water.

The table creaked beneath his weight, and the spread-out of his buckskin-covered thigh hid half the width of it.

It came sailing toward the spread-out Varsity team, and was caught by Dick.

At last the body lay free, back up, on the clean, spread-out skin.

At the back of the shoulder a large, spread-out muscle passes upward from the back to the humerus.

Then he dried his hands over the fire, and, turning to the spread-out pack, he began preparations for the meal.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "to stretch out, to send in various directions," probably from Old English -sprædan (especially in tosprædan "to spread out," and gesprædung "spreading"), from Proto-Germanic *spraidijanan (cf. Danish sprede, Old Swedish spreda, Middle Dutch spreiden, Old High German and German spreiten "to spread"), probably from PIE *sper- "to strew" (see sprout (v.)). Reflexive sense of "to extend, expand" is attested from mid-14c.

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