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distend
used in Leaves of Grass

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to extend — especially the swelling outward of a part of the body; e.g., the stomach
  • This face is an epilepsy, its wordless tongue gives out the unearthly cry, Its veins down the neck distend, its eyes roll till they show nothing but their whites, Its teeth grit, the palms of the hands are cut by the turn'd-in nails, The man falls struggling and foaming to the ground, while he speculates well.
    Book 32 — FROM NOON TO STARRY NIGHT (11% in)

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