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Demi had been keeping up a soft patter of chat, but just now she wasn’t sure what to say.
“Without knowing it, during the kite chases I was learning how to get around — by sensing the currents of air and by listening to the patter of feet on a roof, to the scrapes of shoes along a wall,” he wrote.
The short steps patter on the bridge connecting the upper rotunda with the cell-house, and pass along the gallery.
When the carriage-door was shut and the driver was mounting his box, the same old patter attracted my attention.
Weston looked up sharply as a patter of approaching footsteps rose out of the shadows behind him.
THE GOLD TRAILHAROLD BINDLOSS
At that moment there was the sound of a scream, then the patter of running feet in the court below.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
Let others who have more sin on their souls, and are more frighted by priests' patter, go if they list.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
There was a young broker's clerk, whose patter was of prices, and of fortunes made without service.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
He gets a lot of encouragement out of yells, the patter of many ponies' hoofs, and the flutter of an abundance of feathers.
BLAZED TRAIL STORIESSTEWART EDWARD WHITE
Chub had been expecting the explosions of a gasoline motor rather than the patter of hoofs.

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