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A desultory conversation on politics, in which neither took the slightest interest, was a safe neutral ground.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
He didn't need to wait—as the birds did—until an angleworm stuck his head above ground.
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The Vine is a universal favorite, and rarely out of view; while it often seems to cover half the ground in sight.
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Many of us had been hit by the balls, but a bruise or a graze of the skin was the worst consequence that had ensued.
There he gave orders for the car to be put into running condition for the following morning, and returned to the hotel.
The cantonment was split into two sections by an irregular ravine, or nullah, running east and west.
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Father Gaspara was about to ask another question, when Ramona appeared in the doorway, flushed with running.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
Entrez donc, 'tis the work of one of your compatriots; and here, though a heretic, you may consider yourself on English ground.
Then the enemy's howitzers and field guns had it all their own way, forcing attack to yield a lot of ground.

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