Longspun Long"spun`, a. Spun out, or extended, to great length; hence, long-winded; tedious. [1913 Webster]

The longspun allegories fulsome grow, While the dull moral lies too plain below. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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  • longspun — adj. spun out; long winded …   English contemporary dictionary

  • long — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. lengthy, elongated; tedious; extended, protracted. See length. adv. in great degree, for a time. See durability. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Extended in space] Syn. lengthy, extended, outstretched,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Diffuseness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Diffuseness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 diffuseness diffuseness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 amplification amplification &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 dilating dilating &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 verbosity verbosity verbiage …   English dictionary for students

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