Decomposing corpses led to a rampant plague so severe it spread to Syria.
Salmonella is spread through the fecal matter of animals and humans.
Hurst also spread the blame to police, who he said had been aware of the computer hacking but failed to alert him.
The speculation—something casual fans are mostly unaware of—has spread from the blogosphere to the mainstream.
They spread ancient and vicious stereotypes about Jews, of course.
It is nothing to the way you can spread it with two quarts of soft soap.
Of course, we all like to play with fire, but I always put it out before it can spread.
Meanwhile the news had spread that there was a relapse and that the doom impended.
We began the 19th century with a choice, to spread our nation from coast to coast.
At last the news was spread that the duke had sent an ambassador.
c.1200, "to stretch out, to send in various directions," probably from Old English -sprædan (especially in tosprædan "to spread out," and gesprædung "spreading"), from Proto-Germanic *spraidijanan (cf. Danish sprede, Old Swedish spreda, Middle Dutch spreiden, Old High German and German spreiten "to spread"), probably from PIE *sper- "to strew" (see sprout (v.)). Reflexive sense of "to extend, expand" is attested from mid-14c.
1690s, "extent or expanse of something," from spread (v.). Meaning "copious meal" dates from 1822; sense of "food for spreading" (butter, jam, etc.) is from 1812. Sense of "bed cover" is recorded from 1848, originally American English. Meaning "degree of variation" is attested from 1929. Meaning "ranch for raising cattle" is attested from 1927.
The free market in petroleum, outside the price scales set by the producers' organization
[1982+; spot oil is found by 1888]