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- adjective imperfectly prostrate; prostrate for part of its length
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The habit of the shrub is neat, the short stems being numerous and semi-prostrate, forming dense, even masses of verdant foliage.
A tree 10 or 12 metres high, often semi-prostrate in exposed positions, confined to a restricted area on the coast north of San
The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw 1892
R. 'Mozart' is small and semi-prostrate, ideal to drape over the sides of a pot.
The Seattle Times 2009
The very act of rapid breathing so affects the muscles of the abdomen as to force the contents of the uterus downward or outward, while the specific effect of the air at the end of a minute's breathing leaves the subject in a semi-prostrate condition, giving the uterus full chance to act in the interim, because free of the will to make any attempt at withholding the involuntary muscles of the uterus from doing their natural work.