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splay out

1. To spread out or apart. He sat down and splayed down on the sofa, leaving no room for anyone else. The petals of the flower began splaying out as the first sunlight of the day fell upon them.
2. To spread or cause something to spread out or apart. I held my hands in front of me and splayed out my fingers to show that I hadn't taken the ring. The dog rolled over and splayed its legs out, expecting its owner to rub its belly.
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splay out

to spread out; to extend out at an angle. His feet splayed out so much that it was hard to see how he could stand up. The legs of the table splayed out and gave it sturdy support.
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If the puddle is foamy and/ or riddled with bubbles, moisture could be causing the splay condition.
(1) ST: the splay tree that provides insertion and lookup of the desired key; (2) Count: a counter that records of the number of nodes in ST; (3) S: the node that has the minimum ID value in ST; (4) T: the node that has the maximum ID value in ST.
With its wicked sense of invention, Splay Anthem is a victory for the progress of language itself.
The invention of splay trees arose out of work 1 did with two of my students, Sam Bent and Danny Sleator, at Stanford in the late 1970s.
Water actually is consumed by the hydrolysis reaction so you will not see splay. Parts may look fine and even pass tests at room temperature, but the parts fail in use.
According to the company, the investments in ESL, Zoomin and Splay are a key part of its transformation as a global digital entertainer.
Modern Times Group AB MTG (STO:MTGB), an international entertainment group, announced on Friday an increase in its shareholding in Splay, a multi-channel network in Scandinavia, to 81% from 49%.
Lacking this, an empirical test of my hypothesis about the relative performance of splay trees and min-max heaps must rest on their use in particular applications.
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In some cases I have eliminated splay issues with perimeter venting, and then observed the splay coming back when the vents coined shut from lack of parting-line bearing surface.
Longrich was uncertain whether the feather-covered rear legs could splay outward, mimicking the position of the wings, or whether the creature's hips kept its back legs straight down, unable to assist in flight.
The librarian's palette and exploded-book format splay the private space of reading across a public installation, introducing problems of scale and focus the solutions to which elude even the informed viewer/reader.
The property hosts a splay of the Larder Lake break.
Moisture in ABS just causes splay. Many (but not all) hygroscopic resins do need to be dried above 212 F.
Foam parts often require painting to hide the characteristic swirl effect or "splay,"