I reckon the Cosmos is cracked," said Usher, and fell asprawl
in his round office chair.
On one side of him sat old Johnston, who was busy in trimming the feathers of some arrows to his liking; and on the other Hordle John, who lay with his great limbs all asprawl
, and his headpiece balanced upon his uplifted foot.
With a sigh of relief, Ferrier looked to right and to left, until happening to glance straight down at his own feet he saw to his astonishment a man lying flat upon his face upon the ground, with arms and legs all asprawl
Even as I write this, my little gray cat Cherie is probably sleeping on it, asprawl
in a patch of sunshine.
A few years later came the non-episodic novel Hopalong Cassidy (1910), a 392-page epic asprawl
with character and incident and background, overflowing with large-scale action scenes, intimate character sketches, vengeance, poetic justice, and unobtrusively sketched-in socioeconomic background.
My own favorite is Lada's depiction of a large and slovenly cow, representative of some corrupt functionary, asprawl
in an armchair while a servile ape, a loyal party member, pedicures her bloated hoof with a busy rasp.