Thesaurus / hard pull
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Narcissus meets me here every summer with refreshing beauty after my hard pull up the mountain.
RAMBLES WITH JOHN BURROUGHSROBERT JOHN DE LOACH
Those early steps in the reform path stumbled sadly over obstacles that showed what a hard pull we had ahead.
He had a hard pull at the anchor of the yacht, but he got it up after a while, and stowed it securely forward.
LITTLE BOBTAILOLIVER OPTIC
Then Thirteenth gave a hard pull, seized the coverlet, and ran away.
ITALIAN POPULAR TALESTHOMAS FREDERICK CRANE
It is a long pull and a hard pull when the water sleeps against the keel.
Now that the hard pull afoot from cove to cove was over, it would be comparatively luxurious travel the rest of the way.
Then came a hard pull; and a moment later Tom had the dripping form on the rock.
THE ROVER BOYS IN BUSINESSARTHUR M. WINFIELD
Well, Ill spare you a little, said Shambler, though its a hard pull.
It was a hard pull, but "Rawhide" won, and we got no more pity from that company.
It's been a hard pull, harder even than the fishing and lobstering, and it's kept me hustling; but I believe I've won out.
JIM SPURLING, FISHERMANALBERT WALTER TOLMAN

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