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sprawl

a. the urban area formed by the expansion of a town or city into surrounding countryside
b. the process by which this has happened

urban sprawl

An unplanned development of open land, usually on the outskirts of a city.
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Prey items were counted and categorized into one of six groups based on these macrohabitat associations (sand, clay, silt/sand, detritus, cosmopolitan, and unknown), into one of five habits (burrowers, sprawlers, clingers, swimmers, and climbers) (Table 2), and are reported as percentages of the total number of prey items and the frequency of occurrence in sturgeon diets (Table 3).
This relative of the mophead hydrangeas is a sprawler that can extend to 80ft and cling to its host through aerial roots.
And there's also a handful of more adhoc, experimental tracks that hark back to 1978's eclectic sprawler Tusk, like Murrow Turning Over in His Grave, Red Rover and Come, where Bucks gets to take out his axe and thrash it like a good'un.
His pass into Jeffers' path was measured to the last ounce and when Carlo Cudicini assumed the horizontal position, there was only one course of action the Scouse sprawler was ever going to take.
It's a sprawler and just as happy growing along the ground, up a wall or even into other shrubs.
Sprawl - and Joe Blake is a committed sprawler - will choke us all.
The contemporary sprawler, worked over in a boldly graphic and colorful style by maximalist decorator Kelly Wearstler, measures in at 11,845 square feet, with six en-suite guest/family bedrooms and a master suite with two lavishly bedazzled bathrooms and two custom-fitted dressing rooms.
Tumbler F1 is a bit of a sprawler as a bush, more suited to containers so that the leave and stems are held off the ground.
The mansard-roofed sprawler spans about 7,500 square feet, with open-concept living areas that, per marketing details, consist of a sunny living room with vaulted ceiling and fireplace, a library, office, den, and a "splendid sunroom.
This relative of the mop head Hydrangeas is a sprawler that can extend its arms to 80ft and clings to its host through aerial roots (just like ivy).