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She stood, in her young purity, at one end of the chain of years, and Mrs. Chepstow—did she really stand at the other?
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.
It was little better than coal dust, and would not carry a ball fifty paces to kill or wound.
No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only in two-and-twenty.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
Then he closed the spring with a snap, and she let him pass the chain over her hand once more.
A view of the duchess's ball-room, or of the dining-table of the earl, will supersede all occasion for lengthy fiddle-faddle.
Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.
He had not the least idea what wadding was, and his notion of a bullet was a dockyard cannon-ball bigger than his own head.
On the night of June the 11th a red-hot cannon-ball set fire to one of the barracks which was used as a hospital.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
They were eaten too quickly, in long gulps of four-and-twenty hours at a time.

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