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Of course, considerations of weight have to be taken into account, but the more mould round the roots the better.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
"Better so," was the Senora's sole reply; and she fell again into still deeper, more perplexed thought about the hidden treasure.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Arches more graceful in form, or better fitted to defy the assaults of time, I have never seen.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
This is one of the most striking manifestations of the better side of child-nature and deserves a chapter to itself.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
For it is better that thy children should ask of thee, than that thou look toward the hands of thy children.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
He desired his secretary to go to the devil, but, thinking better of it, he recalled him as he reached the door.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
He was a bookseller, but better known as a translator of the German contributor to the Gentleman's Magazine, &c.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
All that scientific bric-a-brac in the cupboard had far better be thrown away.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
“It looks better than any house around here now, since you fixed it up and painted it,” said Sol.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
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