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Already the doctors drug had begun to loosen the bands of pain constricting the captains brow.
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
By constricting the ducts of the glands they diminish the secretion of those glands, because denying it an exit.
THE ACTION OF MEDICINES IN THE SYSTEMFREDERICK WILLIAM HEADLAND
"There he comes now," David replied, his heart pounding wildly and dread constricting his throat.
THE HAPPY ENDJOSEPH HERGESHEIMER
Brandon's anger pounded up into his head in great waves of constricting passion.
THE CATHEDRALSIR HUGH WALPOLE
It could coil its body around them, and crush them with the constricting power of its muscles.
THE FOREST EXILESMAYNE REID
If a constricting band is applied at this stage, the infection can usually be checked and the occurrence of suppuration prevented.
MANUAL OF SURGERYALEXIS THOMSON AND ALEXANDER MILES
Moreover, the protecting natural barriers proved constricting, so that there was little opportunity for expansion.
BIBLICAL GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORYCHARLES FOSTER KENT
She made a curiously jerky movement, as if she wrenched herself free from some constricting hold.
THE TIDAL WAVE AND OTHER STORIESETHEL MAY DELL
He felt constricting bands about his chest; darting, numbing pains ran through him.
THE CRIMSON GARDENIA AND OTHER TALES OF ADVENTUREREX BEACH
With much effort they tore off the constricting boots and, using them for pillows, sank into a painful lethargy.
THE CRIMSON GARDENIA AND OTHER TALES OF ADVENTUREREX BEACH

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