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His neck looked as powerful as a bull's, and his rather small head was poised upon it with a sort of triumphant boldness.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Quickly her poised arm descended, and the knife she held sank deeply into his heart.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Black Hood altered his position slightly so that he clung to the pole with one hand, his body poised for a leap.
Automatic pencil poised, he was scanning the crossword puzzle intently.
Then with superb curves the lovely gulls swept round, and remained delicately poised over the stern.
THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
Like a streak of flame a ship shot in above them; hung poised near the one that had brought them and settled to rest beside it.
The great axe was swinging over his head; and as it poised, first De Carnac, then Nasr, then the rest by tens cleared the wall.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Herbert poised the great axe, and the solid wood sprang in with the blow, but the bolts were strong.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Delicate, refined, perfectly poised, and Kitty beside her like a sunflower to a sprig of heliotrope!
The Greek was standing proudly, her head poised high, eyes very bright.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS

WORD OF THE DAY

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