The police, fire, and emergency medical teams are exhausted and spread thin from days of responding to Sandy-related trauma.
It is then spread thin to dry, on racks put up in buildings designed for the purpose.
Responsibility is spread thin; and no vote or debate can gather it.
After the first day it should be removed from the sun, but exposed to the air in a dry loft, spread thin for ten days or more.
spread thin slices of brown bread with butter, then put over a thick layer of this mixture and cover with chopped parsley.
Rest 1–2 hrs., spread thin on hot griddle or frying pan, bake in hot oven, serve hot.
The better way is to keep seeds in moist sand, or dry and spread thin, until spring, and plant as early as the ground will allow.
spread thin slices of raw mutton with the mixture, roll up, and fasten with toothpicks.
The grain which has been drained is carried to dry, either in the open air, or in a granary, and spread thin.
spread thin rounds of toasted rye-bread with caviare, seasoned with lemon-juice.
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]