I was reading "Tunnels" and I found the next sentence:
- ...walls were caked with efflorescence and streaked with chalky lime scale where fissures had seeped moisture.
I looked the word "seep" up on OED website, and it's said that "seep" is just intransitive. So why is "seep" being used as transitive in the sentence above? is it correct? perhaps it's an old use of that word?
If you didn't get what I tried to say, I'll explain it a bit more:
Transitives are the verbs which need an object, such as: I read a book. Intransitive do not need an object: I run yesterday. Seep according to OED is just intransitive, like blood seeping through the bandages. But the author used it as a transitive verb: "fissures had seeped moisture", this is like saying: moisture seeped through the fissures (this would be the correct one according to OED, but I'm not sure if the other one would be also correct).