spraddle

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spraddle

(ˈsprædəl)
n
a disease that affects poultry, in which the legs splay so that they cannot stand properly
vb
1. (intr) to sprawl; slouch
2. (tr) to spread out (one's legs, etc) widely
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He throws himself on the divan, folding his arms, and spraddling arrogantly].
A space-caesura separates and thereby emphasizes alliteration and rhyme in this line in "Doorstep, Lightning, Waif-Dreaming": "The interim spraddling crack the crowning rollback" (38).
The second indication of myth lies in the dense detailing Harris devotes to his description of the "hodgepodge of construction," "a sort of spraddling two-story chateau" (10) in which Bovril and his family live.