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straddle

/strad·dle/ (strad´'l)
1. to extend over or across, to be on both sides.
2. to have one leg on each opposite side of something.
References in classic literature ?
Then Apollyon straddled quite over the whole breadth of the Way and said, 'I am void of fear in this matter.
We believe [an] argument could be made that the wash sale rules apply if taxpayer does not remain in a straddled position for 31 days.
But the glamour model step-daughter of footballer Paul left hotel patrons red-faced as she straddled Hollyoaks hunk Matt, who played Joe Spencer, in the public bar.
2 : to stand, sit, or ride with a leg on either side of <He straddled the horse.