superincumbent

Part of speech: adjective

Resting upon something else.

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Usage examples "superincumbent":

  1. The smoke, which had lain upon their very decks, as though pressed down by the superincumbent weight of the atmosphere first began to stir; was then seen eddying among the masts; and, finally, whirled wildly away before a powerful current of air. - "The Red Rover", James Fenimore Cooper.
  2. The little animals had a knowing look as they peered from under the superincumbent mass, and, supported on either side by the by- standers till we got a little steady in our seats, we put forth from Missilonghi. - "Incidents of Travel in Greece, Turkey, Russia, and Poland, Vol. I (of 2)", John Lloyd Stephens.
  3. Her eight Osiride figures, standing against as many square pillars, appear to support the weight of the superincumbent rock. - "History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 5 (of 12)", G. Maspero.