Evi Quaid sent several nude photos of herself to the writer, including one showing her sprawled on a bed with a gun in her hand.
She sent several nude photos of herself to the writer, including one showing her sprawled on a bed with a gun in her hand.
A resident found 23-year-old Martin sprawled on the seventh-floor landing, bleeding from wounds to the head, chest, and stomach.
Old English spreawlian "move convulsively," with cognates in the Scandinavian languages and North Frisian spraweli, probably ultimately from PIE root *sper- "to strew" (see sprout (v.)). Meaning "to spread or stretch in a careless manner" is attested from 1540s; of things, from 1745. Related: Sprawled; sprawling.
1719, from sprawl (v.); meaning "straggling expansion of built-up districts into surrounding countryside" is from 1955.
[1871+; fr the Hebrew name of a unit of weight and money]