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The policemen looked dull and heavy, as if never again would any one be criminal, and as if they had come to know it.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
"Buy something for your wife that-is-to-be," he said to his grand-nephew, as he handed him the folded paper.
Hunter-Weston despite his heavy losses will be advancing to-morrow which should divert pressure from you.
Again the young fellow repeats his fatal "Banco," as he stakes a fresh pile of notes handed to him by the obsequious Jew.
Heavy firing continued all that afternoon, inflicting great loss on the rebels, whilst the Spaniards lost one soldier.
The keen resentment had faded from his face, but an immense reproach was there—a heavy, helpless, appealing reproach.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Rye is now being harvested, and is quite heavy: in fact, all the crops promise abundant harvests.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Lawrence handed the General the mysterious message and Schofield read it with a darkened brow.
Still, if such an envelope should be handed him, he would breathe easier until it was opened.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX

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