Definition of Oversetting

1. Verb. (present participle of overset) ¹



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Definition of Oversetting

1. overset [v] - See also: overset

Lexicographical Neighbors of Oversetting

oversentimental
oversentimentality
oversentimentally
overserious
overseriously
overserve
overserved
overserves
overservice
overserviced
overservices
overservicing
overserving
overset
oversets
oversetting (current term)
oversew
oversewed
oversewing
oversewn
oversews
overshade
overshaded
overshades

Literary usage of Oversetting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper of by Roger North (1826)
"... but ever had a notable regard to his purse, to keep that from oversetting, like a vessel at sea that hath too much sail and too little ballast. ..."

2. An Analytical Digested Index to the Common Law Reports: From the Time of by Thomas Coventry, Samuel Hughes (1832)
"A hoyman is not answerable for goods lost by the accidental oversetting of his hoy by tempest Amiee v. Stevens, I Stra. 128. 2 Ld. Raym. 918. II. ..."

3. Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin, William Temple Franklin, William Duane (1859)
"Meeting in the night with islands To that of oversetting, privateers in their first cruize have, as far as has fallen within my knowledge or information, ..."

4. The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including the Private as Well as the by Benjamin Franklin, John Bigelow (1904)
"oversetting by sudden flaws of wind, or by carrying sail beyond the bearing. 2. ... To that of oversetting, privateers in their first cruise have, ..."

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