Definition of Overstrewn

1. Verb. (past participle of overstrew) ¹



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Definition of Overstrewn

1. overstrew [v] - See also: overstrew

Lexicographical Neighbors of Overstrewn

overstrawed
overstrawing
overstrawn
overstrenuous
overstress
overstressed
overstresses
overstressing
overstretch
overstretched
overstretches
overstretching
overstrew
overstrewed
overstrewing
overstrewn (current term)
overstrews
overstrict
overstridden
overstride
overstrides
overstriding
overstrike
overstrikes
overstrode
overstrow
overstrowed
overstrowing
overstrown
overstrows

Literary usage of Overstrewn

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

1. The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1913)
"... overstrewn with fresh blue sand. The brown scales, too, had evidently undergone rigid discipline, in an unavailing effort to rub off the rust, which, ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"The counter, shelves, and floor had all been scoured, and the latter was overstrewn with fresh blue sand. The brown scales too had evidently undergone rigid ..."

3. Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship by Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Neumann Sverdrup (1898)
"But the earth was so overstrewn with loose stones, which had rolled down from the basalt walls above, that it was difficult to reach it. ..."

4. The Amateur Emigrant: The Siverado Squatters by Robert Louis Stevenson (1905)
"In front, in the strong sunshine, the platform lay overstrewn with busy litter, as though the labours of the mine might begin again to-morrow in the morning ..."

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