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Mr. Jones swung round a large iron key he held in his hand, and light dawned upon him.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Mr. Collingwood, taking the key from his mother, locked the little door in the boarding, after them.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
About her neck was hung a covered basket and a door-key; and Davy at once concluded that she was Sindbad's house-keeper.
DAVY AND THE GOBLINCHARLES E. CARRYL
The girl smiled, and drew out a large key, and nodded, still smiling as she replaced it.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
The friends were standing close to the wall; but on these sounds they moved away; and a key presently turned in the door.
The key to all our human disorder is organized education, comprehensive and universal.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
I do not know—I do not dare to believe—that I shall live to hear that key grating in the lock.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
There was only one obstacle to his walking quietly and comfortably away, which was that the door was locked and the key gone.
The pupil will appreciate its practical value the moment he masters the key to it.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)

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oligopolynoun | [ol-i-gop-uh-lee ]SEE DEFINITION