overspreading


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overspread \O`ver*spread"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overspread; p.
   pr. & vb. n. Overspreading.] [AS. oferspr[=ae]dan.]
   To spread over; to cover; as, the deluge overspread the
   earth. --Chaucer.
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         Those nations of the North
         Which overspread the world.              --Drayton.
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