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"Well, I for one don't like her a bit," declared Tilly, perking up the bow ends of the black sling that hung about her neck.
THE SUNBRIDGE GIRLS AT SIX STAR RANCHELEANOR H. (ELEANOR HODGMAN) PORTER
So he had, like a very unwise rabbit, and was perking up his long ears within quite easy range of Charley's gun as he levelled it.
The seat next them was unoccupied, and Mallory dropped into it, perking his ears backward for news.
EXCUSE ME!RUPERT HUGHES
When they reached home, the sight of the pansies perking their yellow and purple faces up to meet her, renewed her grief.
NINE LITTLE GOSLINGSSUSAN COOLIDGE
It's simply ridiculous to have Margaret perking herself up for beaux.
A LITTLE GIRL IN OLD NEW YORKAMANDA MILLIE DOUGLAS
And yet these perking courtiers are a long time seeing that.
THE HERO OF THE PEOPLEALEXANDRE DUMAS
She'll be sure to be peeking an' perking inter every thing the moment my back's turned.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
That kept perking along, absorbing everything the Gizls fed into it.
Then she strolled over toward the Man, lifting her feet in her most aristocratic way and perking her head prettily.
TALES OF A POULTRY FARMCLARA DILLINGHAM PIERSON
It will be white satin and lace, and a little white flower perking out of the left ear, like Harriot Byron's feather.
JANE AUSTEN, HER LIFE AND LETTERSWILLIAM AUSTEN-LEIGH AND RICHARD ARTHUR AUSTEN-LEIGH

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