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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj oversize larger than normal for its kind
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Oversize To cover with viscid matter. "O'ersized with coagulate gore."
    • v. t Oversize To surpass in size.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • oversize To surpass in bulk or size.
    • oversize To cover with size or viscid matter.
    • oversize Of excessive size; specifically, noting material which is too large to pass through the meshes of a given screen or sieve. That which passes through the meshes receives one sort of treatment; the oversize, or oversized material, passes off from the screen on its upper surface to a subsequent process.
    • n oversize Material that is oversize.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Oversize ō-vėr-sīz′ (Shak.) to cover with any gluey matter: to plaster over.
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In literature:

Purty soon we hear Sandy hollering and we know old overseer pouring in on, den de overseer come back by his self and go on up to de house.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
Nelson Tindle took a great liking to Alvin and in a short time made him overseer over a number of slaves.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 3, 1918" by Various
For a moment the overseer was dumbfounded and could not speak.
"Reginald Cruden" by Talbot Baines Reed
The boundary between Yanyilla and Telowie was among those ranges, and Paul Griffith was the overseer at Telowie.
"The Moving Finger" by Mary Gaunt
The claims upon the Parish Overseer were constant and of the most varied character.
"Fragments of Two Centuries" by Alfred Kingston
The men were ranged near the entrance, which, at a look from the overseer, was now guarded by the three unoccupied blacks.
"Nic Revel" by George Manville Fenn
We found all going on well at home, Martin Prentis, the overseer, also giving a favourable account of affairs on the estate.
"With Axe and Rifle" by W.H.G. Kingston
That the overseer was a great scoundrel they had no doubt, and they therefore agreed that he must at once be got rid of.
"The Gilpins and their Fortunes" by William H. G. Kingston
The overseer, Mr Rabbitts, at the request of our host, sang a good song.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
The next question I put to the overseer was about him.
"My First Voyage to Southern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
De overseer stay on de lower end of street dat bout 3/4 mile long en all de niggers house up from de overseer to Dr. Johnson house.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Paul started forward therefore with the overseer and Peter's cousin.
"High Noon" by Anonymous
Sort of overseer at the Diamond Mines outside Kimberley.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
This case is referred to the dispensary, that to the overseer.
"Stray Studies from England and Italy" by John Richard Greene
He desired Mr. Rawlins (one of the overseers) might be sent for, to bleed him before the doctor could arrive.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
A letter that he might have written to his attorney or to his overseer!
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Thomas Hull, who was a coward, awed by the fate of his overseer, turned and fled as rapidly as his horse could go.
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
The slaves are only to be depended on when they have a capable overseer.
"Rodney, the Ranger" by John V. Lane
If Jim comes to live with me as my overseer, he is just the same as my partner in the place, so far as his position goes.
"Hetty's Strange History" by Helen Jackson
Some few became overseers, but the majority worked on the farms.
"The Negro Farmer" by Carl Kelsey

In poetry:

The lovers shock'd, with sighs and tears
Pierce every heart but overseers.
For hearts united just like these
Can never separate with ease.
"The Pleasures Of Matrimony" by William Hutton
Wrought was she of a painter's dream,—
Wise only as are artists wise,
My artist-friend, Rolf Herschkelhiem,
With deep sad eyes of oversize,
And face of melancholy guise.
"Orlie Wilde" by James Whitcomb Riley
It happen'd on a luckless day,
When life's sweet stream had no allay,
William and Hannah careless sat,
Amus'd with inoffensive chat,
A sudden voice approach'd the room;
"The overseers of Hinckley come!"
"The Pleasures Of Matrimony" by William Hutton
On our field hands thou lookest, too—
A sort of nightly overseer—
Canst find no other work to do?
I tell thee, thou'rt not wanted here;
So, pray, shine only on the oceans,
Thou number one of 'Northern notions.'
"Slaveholder's Address To The North Star" by John Pierpont
No more again shall it be granted
To southern overseers to rule—
No more will pilgrims' sons be taunted
With cringing low in slavery's school.
So clear the way for Freedom's car—
The free shall rule!—hurrah, hurrah!
"Emancipation Song" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

Sneiv Is Investigating Oversize Burgers.
Bloc Party, one of the most talked about bands in the blog-overse, have announced plans to digitally release "Intimacy Remixed" on May 12 via Atlantic Records.
New tube technology aids in measurement of oversized components.
If government environmental overseers grant a license to build the nation's first uranium mill since the Cold War in western Colorado, project leaders then would turn their attention to China, Korea and other Asian powers.
Cons Does not easily support oversized video cards.
In the cartoons I watched growing up, important things were always locked behind oversize padlocks.
During a race in South Africa over the weekend, a biker named Evan van der Spuy was riding along when he got RAMMED by a red hartebees…which is like an oversized antelope .
Contributed photo Wayne "Snook Man" Landry of Palm Bay caught and released this oversized snook at Sebastian Inlet during the second week of August.
It seems that almost every empty lot, owned by only a few developers, has an oversized Jill Johnson sign.
A statue of a cowboy wearing a rainbow-colored wig and oversize sunglasses greets customers at the doors of Balloon Saloon.
In "Elf," comedian Will Ferrell is a lovably oversized elf who leaves the North Pole to find his father.
Zooey posts pic of her oversized veggie, and Miranda replies that she's got one that's that big, too.
We don't know if the Chinese stonemasons who built the new Martin Luther King memorial got the job by shoving a sign bearing that message into the faces of its overseers.
Don we now our oversized sweatpants.
He was probably just a little drunk and clowning, but when Marco Benevento put on a pair of oversized sunglasses partway through his set, it was impossible not to think he was somehow channeling Elton John—albeit a very shaggy one.

In science:

The spacer material was chosen as silicon carbide foam with an 8 % density, its width slightly oversized with respect to the sensors for geometrical reasons and to ensure maximal stiffness.
Development of Single- and Double-sided Ladders for the ILD Vertex Detectors
We have only considered the two corrected tests since the likelihood ratio is considerably oversized, as noted earlier.
Improved Likelihood Inference in Birnbaum-Saunders Regressions
For N = 12 and N = 24, the two best performing tests are LRCR CR ; LR∗ is slightly oversized.
Improved testing inference in mixed linear models
The test statistics are oversized when the sample size n = 64 and 128, and the size distortion becomes less severe when the sample size is larger, e.x. n = 400 (results not shown).
A generalized portmanteau test of independence between two stationary time series
Lemonte et al. (2010) presented simulation results showing that the (asymptotic) likelihood ratio test can be markedly oversized in small or moderate-sized samples.
Small-sample corrections for score tests in Birnbaum-Saunders regressions
Since the unmodified tests are considerably oversized, we have only considered the two corrected tests.
Small-sample corrections for score tests in Birnbaum-Saunders regressions
Permit to divide oversized packet to smaller ones.
Steganography in Handling Oversized IP Packets
However this comes from the fact that the gLB OLS test is strongly oversized in small samples.
Corrected portmanteau tests for VAR models with time-varying variance
Our simulation experiments aim to propose a valid penalty sequence γn to be tested under inary experiments have shown that the test statistic (cid:98)S (cid:98)p may yield an oversized test for some various strong and weak white noise processes and under various alternatives.
Robust Adaptive Rate-Optimal Testing for the White Noise Hypothesis
BP is slightly oversized under the ‘Chi’ white noise.
Robust Adaptive Rate-Optimal Testing for the White Noise Hypothesis
EL and IM SE are generally oversized with strong size distortions for ‘Chi’.
Robust Adaptive Rate-Optimal Testing for the White Noise Hypothesis
The performance of the BP and P arz tests is very good with levels that are not oversized But even in this case the value of % {(cid:98)p∗ (cid:54)= 1} remains very small suggesting that the size in general.
Robust Adaptive Rate-Optimal Testing for the White Noise Hypothesis
The IM SE test can also be severely oversized.
Robust Adaptive Rate-Optimal Testing for the White Noise Hypothesis
The general ideal is that, mass transfer in CVs above the period gap is primarily driven by MB at a rate rapid enough, making the secondary star out of thermal equilibrium, so that the secondary star is oversized and has larger radius than a main-sequence star with the same mass.
Angular Momentum Loss Mechanisms in Cataclysmic Variables below the Period Gap
Accordingly the oversized secondary star begins to shrink and underfill its Roche-lobe in attempt to reach thermal equilibrium, cutting off matter transfer.
Angular Momentum Loss Mechanisms in Cataclysmic Variables below the Period Gap