Sallie became slowly transfixed in a spread-eagle attitude, with the half of a thin white egg-shell held up in each hand.
You can't leave your country without taking the spread-eagle with you!
It has been on active service now since the year 1800, and I really think it's time our spread-eagle friends gave us a change.
But if Emetic could not spread-eagle the field, she could set a pace that would try the stamina and lungs of Pegasus.
No "spread-eagle" politician even conceived what will be sure to come.
Therefore I'll instruct the lieutenants to spread-eagle every midshipman for twelve hours.
I landed sort of spread-eagle flat and seemed to hang there before I slid down the wall to the floor with a meaty-sounding Whump!
She thought mebby they'd have suthin' new, spread-eagle style, or suthin' of that kind.
On the contrary his vision is often of the spread-eagle sort.
As Lounsbury passed it, with his horse following pluckily in spread-eagle fashion, he shouted for Old Michael.
literally "splayed eagle," 1560s, a heraldic term; the figure is that of the seal of the United States (hence spreadeagleism "extravagant laudation of the U.S.," 1858). Meaning "person secured with arms and legs stretched out" (originally to be flogged) is attested from 1785.