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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
It was little better than coal dust, and would not carry a ball fifty paces to kill or wound.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Then he closed the spring with a snap, and she let him pass the chain over her hand once more.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
A view of the duchess's ball-room, or of the dining-table of the earl, will supersede all occasion for lengthy fiddle-faddle.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
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.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
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
At two o'clock, the general of the Carnival opens the public ball with the Mugnaia.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Giving a terrific whoop, he raised his gun and fired, the ball just missing Lawrence's head.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
He aimed at the yawning hippopotamus and fired, hitting it on the skull, but at such an angle that the ball glanced off.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
A cannon-ball crashed through the mud wall and bounded across the enclosure.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY

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