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Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
A fellow rudely clad—a hybrid between man-at-arms and lackey—lounged on a musket to confront them in the gateway.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
We are going to send our butler to the sale to-morrow, to pick up some of that sixty-four.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
The majority pick up a job when they can, but are inevitably idle and suffering two-thirds of the time.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
But if they all pick up the broadcast that this is where to get a free ride home, I'll have just another sand trap here.
FEE OF THE FRONTIERHORACE BROWN FYFE
Isabel longed for the time when she should enter them and pick up the threads dropped from her mother's nerveless fingers.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
The Chancellor stopped him as he left the King's presence, telling him he should show more reserve and pick his words.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
If we go against 'em now, it'll be all same goin' blindfolded into a barn t' pick out the best hoss.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The deserted trenches were occupied by the Americans to pick off any insurgents who might venture out into the open.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Black Hood had spent thirty minutes of search at break-neck speed in an attempt to pick up the trail of the gray sedan again.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
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