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 for expanse
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expanse \Ex*panse"\, v. t.
     To expand. [Obs.]
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           That lies expansed unto the eyes of all. --Sir. T.
                                                    Browne.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Expanse \Ex*panse"\, n. [From L. expansus, p. p. of expandere.
     See Expand.]
     That which is expanded or spread out; a wide extent of space
     or body; especially, the arch of the sky. "The green
     expanse." --Savage.
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           Lights . . . high in the expanse of heaven. --Milton.
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           The smooth expanse of crystal lakes.     --Pope.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  expanse
      n 1: a wide scope; "the sweep of the plains" [syn: sweep,
           expanse]
      2: the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a
         boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square
         feet in area" [syn: area, expanse, surface area]
      3: a wide and open space or area as of surface or land or sky

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "expanse":
     acreage, ampleness, amplitude, area, beam, bigness, body,
     boundlessness, breadth, broadness, bulk, caliber, compass,
     continuum, coverage, depth, diameter, dimension, dimensions,
     distance, distance across, domain, emptiness, empty space,
     enormity, enormousness, expansion, extension, extent, field,
     formidableness, fullness, galactic space, gauge, gigantism, girth,
     grandeur, grandness, great scope, greatness, height, hugeness,
     immensity, infinite space, infinity, intensity, interstellar space,
     largeness, latitude, length, length and breadth, magnitude, mass,
     measure, measurement, might, mightiness, muchness, nothingness,
     orbit, outer space, plenitude, power, prodigiousness, proportion,
     proportions, radius, range, reach, scale, scope, size, space, span,
     spatial extension, sphere, spread, strength, stretch,
     stupendousness, superficial extension, surface, sweep, territory,
     tract, tremendousness, vastness, void, volume, wideness, width
  
  

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