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Spreadeagle

verb
1.
Defeat disastrously.  Synonyms: rout, spread-eagle.






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"Spreadeagle" Quotes from Famous Books



... the unit or "bar" in rum, cloth and most other things became depreciated until in some commodities it was not above a shilling's value in English money. Iron itself, on the other hand, and crystal beads, brass pans and spreadeagle dollars appreciated in comparison. These accordingly became distinguished as the "heads of goods," and the inclusion of three or four units of them was required in the forty or fifty bars of miscellaneous goods making up the price of a prime slave.[11] In previous years grown slaves ...
— American Negro Slavery - A Survey of the Supply, Employment and Control of Negro Labor as Determined by the Plantation Regime • Ulrich Bonnell Phillips



Words linked to "Spreadeagle" :   beat, vanquish, trounce, crush, beat out, shell



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