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What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Some weeks after, the creditor chanced to be in Boston, and in walking up Tremont street, encountered his enterprising friend.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
In less than ten minutes, the bivouac was broken up, and our little army on the march.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.
SQUINTY THE COMICAL PIGRICHARD BARNUM
The bride elect rushes up to him, and so they both step down to the foot-lights.
PHYSIOLOGY OF THE OPERAJOHN H. SWABY (AKA "SCRICI")
I was busy loading the piece when an exclamation of surprise from one of the men made me look up.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Even as they gazed they saw its roof caught up, and whirled off as if it had been a scroll of paper.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
She sat straight up in bed, and jerked her hands to her head, and screamed long and terribly.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
On the upper part of the stem the whorls are very close together, but they are more widely separated at the lower portion.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 25, 2021
Choose the synonym for dry
rakish

WORDS RELATED TO CLOSE UP

  • bar
  • batten down
  • cage
  • close down
  • close up
  • confine
  • draw
  • drop the curtain
  • enclose
  • exclude
  • fasten
  • fold
  • fold up
  • imprison
  • lock
  • push
  • put to
  • seal
  • secure
  • shut down
  • slam
  • wall off
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