would flatten

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  • The fellow said he would flatten it flatter than flatness itself. Cited from Peck's Compendium of Fun, by George W. Peck
  • Then the two Curlytops would flatten their noses against the window and peer out. Cited from Curlytops at Uncle Frank's Ranch, by H.R.Garis
  • They would flatten themselves like lizards against the slope, not stirring an inch. Cited from The Masters of the Peaks, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Rotation would flatten the globe somewhat in the line of its axis. Cited from Recreations in Astronomy, by Henry Warren
  • And yet is possible that marine monsters may live in that pressure which would flatten out a block of solid steel into a sheet as thin as paper. Cited from Tom Swift And His Undersea Search, Victor Appleton
  • You're a blockhead, oh, divine Samson; and that -- that thick head of yours would flatten a cannon-ball. Cited from Willy Reilly, by William Carleton
  • Many times the impact was too rough; the noses of the children would flatten against the folds of the metallic garb; but the fervor of the crowd seemed to infect the little ones. Cited from The Torrent (Entre Naranjos), by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
  • Instead of lifting the historian above the world and making him the most consummate of creatures, it would flatten his mind out into a passive after-image of diffuse existence, with all its horrible blindness, strain, and monotony. Cited from The Life of Reason, by George Santayana
  • The First Consul thought that such evident proofs would flatten and confound Bernadotte; but he was dealing with a true Gascon, as devious as they come! Cited from The Memoirs of General the Baron de Marbot
  • I saw no living creature as I returned but a terribly draggled dog, a cat that seemed to have a bad conscience, and a lovely little girl-face, which, forgetful of its own rights, would flatten the tip of the nose belonging to it against a window-pane. Cited from Seaboard Parish, Complete,by George MacDonald
  • The balls, however, from our .45 calibre carbines would flatten out under the skin on the massive bony structure of the animal's skull, and cause only a sort of rage and a sneeze, but it however had the effect of making them dive again. Cited from The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals, by Hornaday