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  • v  spread across or over

  • The monstrously gorged riversthe Mississippi, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Wabash, Osage, White, many othersroared like millraces, rose until they overspread their banks .
  • To them the New Deal Administration was like an overfat, overspread empire, whose sentinels are asleep, whose palaces are termite-rotten under the gilt.
  • Before it was stripped of most of its appurtenances, silver steps led up to the throne proper, a peacock tail canopy overspread it, diamonds, rubies, precious gems, thick as .
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  • Warm, dry weather across the Corn Belt
    Across the Corn Belt, warm, mostly dry weather favors late-season soybean planting efforts, as well as summer crop emergence and growth. Showers and thunderstorms are just starting to overspread the far upper Midwest. Better weather, of late, improves late-season soybean planting efforts, as well as crop emergence and growth. read more
    June 20, 2013 - IlliniHQ.com

  • Horace White in NPR
    In repose, his face was "so overspread with sadness," the reporter Horace White noted, that it seemed as if "Shakespeare's melancholy Jacques had been translated from the forest of Arden to the capital of Illinois."

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