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As the weeks wore on, the pretence of practical teaching was quietly dropped, and we crammed our science out of the text-book.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
As the window dropped, Ripperda saw the wounded postilion fall on the neck of his horse.
Quickly he gained a sofa by the window and dropped down upon it, watching, listening.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
In sheer nervousness, Hilda also dropped to her knees on the hearthrug, and began to worry the fire with the poker.
HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
You know the fable about the dog who dropped his meat in the water, trying to snap at its reflection?
Merrill dropped the meat he was dragging over the floor, and turned to confront Alessandro's eyes.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Squinty dropped down on his four legs, since he found that walking on his hind ones brought him no food.
We came upon the buffaloes unexpectedly, and at the first shot Pearson dropped one dead—shot through the heart.
HUNTING THE LIONSR.M. BALLANTYNE
It was a windy night and a sudden gust blew his tall hat into the river, and after it unfortunately dropped the meerschaum.

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