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Verb1.spreadeagle - defeat disastrously
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
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Demi lay fast asleep, not in his usual spreadeagle attitude, but in a subdued bunch, cuddled close in the circle of his father's arm and holding his father's finger, as if he felt that justice was tempered with mercy, and had gone to sleep a sadder and wiser baby.
Tim Duff for a most comforting service, also thanks to The Spreadeagle for their hospitality and finally our heartfelt thanks goes to Daren Persson Funeral Director and staff at Daren Persson Funeral Services, North Shields for looking after Gordon and ourselves, not only for excellent funeral arrangements but the caring, friendly manner in which everything was conducted.
On Sunday the Friends Walking Group will be meeting at the car park near the Spreadeagle Pub at noon for an eight to 10-mile walk.