Overspreading
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. [1913 Webster]

Those nations of the North Which overspread the world. --Drayton. [1913 Webster]


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