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asprawl

[uh-sprawl] /əˈsprɔl/
adverb, adjective
1.
being in a sprawling state or posture:
The body lay asprawl among the wreckage.
Origin of asprawl
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; a-1 + sprawl
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  • 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.

    Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories Albert Payson Terhune
  • Down he went, asprawl on his back, under this sudden loss of his precarious balance.

    Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories Albert Payson Terhune

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