other words for close shave
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A close shave it was as Taylor rushed aft, clutched the wheel, and just in time got her head off the land.
I had two or three good runs with the harriers, and on one occasion got a spill that was a close shave of breaking my neck.
It was a mad plunge down the rapids, and it is only lately I have begun to think what a close shave I had of it.
But it was a close shave, and the girl's hands trembled and for a minute she dropped her oar.
It was a close shave, and lucky it was not the chief engineer.
“Close shave,” said Captain Anthony in an indifferent voice just raised enough to be heard in the wind.
"A close shave," thought De Vac, as he again took up the child and prepared to gain the dock.
Trim his eyebrows, an' give him a clean, close shave, an' he's e'en about the same as he was then.
Even, with that, it would be a “close shave;” and it proved so.
But say, Luke Wright, this last trick over which we have the right to do a good bit of crowing, has been a close shave.