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An odd feature of the church is the little shop built in the base of the tower, where a tobacconist now plies his trade.
BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
Again the man stops at my door, his head turning right and left, the while he diligently plies the duster.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
His back turned toward me, head bent, he hurriedly plies the broom with the quick, short stroke of the one-armed sweeper.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
He's as gleg as M'Keachen's elshin, that ran through sax plies o' bend-leather into the king's heel.
THE PROVERBS OF SCOTLANDALEXANDER HISLOP
From Portland to Salem the capital city, a steamer plies the fifty miles of waterway.
THE ROAD OF A THOUSAND WONDERSPASSENGER DEPT. SOUTHERN PACIFIC CO
The Red Ant (Myrmica rubra) plies, according to circumstances, the trade of a mason or excavator.
THE INSECT WORLDLOUIS FIGUIER
He plies between Falmouth and Plymouth, sir, once a week regular.
POISON ISLANDARTHUR THOMAS QUILLER-COUCH (Q)
He plies the slow, unhonored, and unpaid task of observation.
ESSAYSRALPH WALDO EMERSON
It doesn't sail, it only plies, plies between two given points at stated intervals, and could anything be more dull.
VIGNETTES OF SAN FRANCISCOALMIRA BAILEY
The boat at St. Petersburg, which plies along the Lena by magnetism, needs little to make it sublime.
ESSAYS, FIRST SERIESRALPH WALDO EMERSON

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