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  • noun Plural form of sprawler.


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  • I'll think about your 'subsidizing roads/production/transport of gas' situation more...that's a good way to force 'sprawlers' to pay for their big-lot preferences.

    Multiple Choice on Housing 2007

  • First was posture: lizards and reptiles were bent-legged sprawlers, hugging the ground for warmth.

    Jurassic Park Crichton, Michael, 1942- 1991

  • The old indeterminate sprawlers will produce through an entire summer without any supplemental moisture, but yield even more in response to irrigation.

    Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway Steve Solomon

  • Now it may be hoped that the self-indulgent sprawlers of Poesia have put a name once and for all to their philosophy.

    Alarms and Discursions 1905

  • The four little sprawlers, helpless and hungrily whimpering, were given into the care of a foster-mother, a sorrowing brown spaniel bitch who had just been robbed of her own puppies.

    Kings in Exile Charles George Douglas Roberts 1901

  • "It don't take much fishin 'to find out how the wind blows, you blessed innocents," thought John Adams, with a quiet chuckle, which somewhat disconcerted Dan; but he only said aloud, "Well, yes, you may come, but only on condition that you swim alongside, for I mean to carry a cargo of staggerers and sprawlers."

    The Lonely Island The Refuge of the Mutineers 1859

  • Before many minutes had elapsed, the whole colony of women, jumpers, staggerers, and sprawlers, were assembled on the beach at Bounty Bay.

    The Lonely Island The Refuge of the Mutineers 1859

  • I left the sprawlers in charge of Bessy Mills, and the staggerers are shut into the green.

    The Lonely Island The Refuge of the Mutineers 1859

  • From the oldest to the youngest, excluding the more recently arrived sprawlers, every eye was fixed on John Adams during the whole course of supper, except at the commencement, when the customary blessing was asked, at which point every eye was tightly closed.

    The Lonely Island The Refuge of the Mutineers 1859

  • McCoy, or to burst into sudden and uproarious laughter at the tumbles or ludicrous doings of the sprawlers, who rolled their plump-made forms on the soft grass.

    The Lonely Island The Refuge of the Mutineers 1859


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