Usage examples for overlapping

  1. True, it was an absolute bar against the disintegrator ray, but of what use would that be if a Han ray found a crevice between overlapping plates, or if the ray was used to annihilate the very earth beneath the wearer's feet? – The Airlords of Han by Philip Francis Nowlan
  2. So, too, the thought of his country, wedged in between two huge neighbors and threatened with suffocation between their overlapping folds, may well have suggested the wisdom of conquering overland a highway to the sea. – The Hispanic Nations of the New World Volume 50 in The Chronicles Of America Series by William R. Shepherd
  3. Calyx of 5 dry overlapping sepals; corolla salver- shaped, the slender, hairy tube spreading into 5 equal lobes; 10 stamens; 1 pistil with a column- like style and a 5- lobed stigma. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al
  4. For Hal, forgetting the width of his present underpinning, had no sooner scrambled to his feet than he had gone down again, because of the overlapping webs. – The Boy Scouts in A Trapper's Camp by Thornton W. Burgess
  5. His hair was long, and his beard curled in overlapping rings. – Mary Magdalen by Edgar Saltus
  6. When the babies are too young to turn themselves they should be turned first to one side and then the other, while care should always be exercised in properly straightening out a curled under ear or an overlapping ear. – The Mother and Her Child by William S. Sadler Lena K. Sadler
  7. We coasted westward along the north side, searching for the outlet, about quarter of a mile distant from this savage- looking shore, on which the waves were breaking violently, knowing that it might easily be concealed amid this rubbish, or by the overlapping of the shore. – Canoeing in the wilderness by Henry David Thoreau
  8. Sometimes it is found growing on the same stick or reed- stem as S. carteri, the two species being in close contact and S. carteri always overlapping S. crassissima. – Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa by Nelson Annandale
  9. The absolute things, the last things, the overlapping things, are the truly philosophic concerns; all superior minds feel seriously about them, and the mind with the shortest views is simply the mind of the more shallow man. – Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James
  10. It should have a button, never a loop, to keep it from slipping through the fingers, and it should be of a thickness to fill, without overlapping the grooves. – Healthful Sports for Boys by Alfred Rochefort
  11. Towards the end of the thirteenth century, a very wide south aisle, a parish church in itself, was built the full length of the nave, and overlapping the chancel at the east end. – The Ground Plan of the English Parish Church by A. Hamilton Thompson
  12. Each company was to have a tract of land one hundred miles square- fifty miles along the coast each way from the first settlement and one hundred miles inland; and to prevent overlapping it was provided that the company last to settle should not locate within one hundred miles of the other company's settlement. – A Brief History of the United States by John Bach McMaster
  13. Side by side, their oars almost overlapping they dashed like the wind towards the prize. – Kathay: A Cruise in the China Seas by W. Hastings Macaulay
  14. In fact, Dundas still clung to the old customs which allotted to the Secretaries of State wide and often overlapping duties. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  15. We never went into each other's district, and always aimed at preventing overlapping frequently appearing on each other's platforms. – From Crow-Scaring to Westminster; an Autobiography by George Edwards M.P., O.B.E.
  16. This order may in some cases be repeated in cycles, and overlapping of the successive events is a common feature. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  17. This consisted of Legrand's Division and de France's Guard Brigade in four compact echelons, overlapping each other to the right. – The Franco-German War of 1870-71 by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
  18. They are all overlapping now, instead of lying side by side. – Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  19. When his companion had disappeared the major proceeded to lay out all his notes upon the table, overlapping each other, but still so arranged that every separate one was visible. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle