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If you dont get a spark under your old machinery, this old scheme will peter out like Spain and Rome.

John BrownCaptain R. W. Campbell

I suspicioned he'd peter out when Pap Spooner died, but he fooled us the worst kind.

Bunch GrassHorace Annesley Vachell

Lee says he never realized that Mr. Peters could peter out quite so completely.

Even rejoicings can get overfed and peter out into ginger tea.

Rose of Old HarpethMaria Thompson Daviess

I wouldn't be a whole lot surprised if they give us an awful fight before they peter out.

Hopalong CassidyClarence E. Mulford

When you find silver or gold, you don't know how hard it may be to extract it from its rock or how soon the find will peter out.

The CassowaryStanley Waterloo

But he tried to think of himself as fighting a real boy in the way as his father, his dreams seemed to peter out ignominiously.

The Soul of a ChildEdwin Bjorkman

Then stores began to fail, including soap and kerosene, and writing-paper and ink threatened to "peter out."

We of the Never-NeverJeanie "Mrs. Aeneas" Gunn

He'll have to pass you somewhere, because Elijah will begin to peter out after he's gone half a mile.

Old Man CurryCharles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan

"Going to peter out I reckon," Abe answered with a sorrowful look.

A Man for the AgesIrving Bacheller

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