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asprawl

[uh-sprawl]
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adverb, adjective
  1. being in a sprawling state or posture: The body lay asprawl among the wreckage.
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Origin of asprawl

First recorded in 1875–80; a-1 + sprawl
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Examples from the Web for asprawl

Historical Examples

  • If you'd liked you could have chucked us all asprawl, an' that would have bin the end of it, with me down.

    A Man to His Mate

    J. Allan Dunn

  • I came into her room, and found her asprawl on the bed, weeping.

    Tono Bungay

    H. G. Wells

  • The other two were asprawl on the ground and but barely moving.

  • Trent, with ludicrous ease, tripped the awkwardly charging shepherd and sent him asprawl on the ground.

  • Down he went, asprawl on his back, under this sudden loss of his precarious balance.