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sprawl about

 and sprawl around
to slouch or lounge somewhere; to spread oneself out casually while lounging. (Usually refers to habitual action, perhaps in a number of places.) He sprawled about, loafing the afternoon away. When I came into the room, four teenage boys were sprawled around the furniture, watching television.
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Our design for Nanhu Country Village addresses the uncontrolled growth and sprawl around Nanhu, neighborhoods with no unique character and a lack of open space," said Ms.
This corner of the island, bordering the undeveloped Akamas peninsula, is prettier and less in-your-face than the sprawl around Paphos.
The outlying suburbs sprawl around the wider harbour shores, the extent of which can be fully appreciated from the Mount Wellington viewpoint, a short drive west of the city.
Finally, FPIF contributor Alec Dubro uses Google Earth to uncover a driving factor often overlooked in Israel's controversial settlements in the occupied territories: urban sprawl around Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff) examines suburban sprawl around the Arizona city in terms of the rational society, cultural productions of space and time, selling and consuming The American Dream, and rights wars and developing a land ethic.
If you look carefully you can see the sprawl around Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Galway and Belfast.
Suburban sprawl around military training areas shows no signs of slowing and this growth is fueling tensions between base commanders and communities around the United States.
If urban sprawl around Toronto is not contained, more than 1,000 square kilometres of agricultural land will be converted to urban use by 2031, according to a 2001 study.
It's a place where you crash out and decadently eat croissants on a Saturday morning, where you sprawl around with the papers on a lazy Sunday afternoon.
Fruh-Green and her colleagues estimate there's enough virgin rock beneath the vent system to fuel suburban sprawl around the Lost City for hundreds of thousands of years to come.
International topics include environmental health in disadvantaged countries, how the public participates in environmental decisions in other nations, urban growth and sprawl around the world, global climate change and human rights and the environment.
In the 1990s, the burdens of highway-led sprawl around Santiago became increasingly apparent to the city's residents.
Sprawl around a city consists primarily of hundreds of separate, physically autonomous residential subdivisions developed at relatively low densities, rarely exceeding four dwellings an acre.
There is room to expand, and the transportation problems are not nearly as difficult as those for the urban sprawl around LAX.