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Yet it only takes one turn—whether it’s the jolt of hardpack or the velvety purr of plundering pow—to remember what happiness is.
THESE NEW SKIS HAVE GONE TOO FARKIMBERLY BEEKMANFEBRUARY 4, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
On this week’s episode of Weirdest Thing, we get into the use of real-world animal sounds for creating everything from the purr of an engine to the sci-fi whoosh of a TIE fighter.
IMAGINE TRAVELING TO THE MOON ONLY TO REALIZE YOU’RE ALLERGIC TO IT. ONE ASTRONAUT DID.POPSCI STAFFNOVEMBER 25, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE
She would put her paws on his shoulders, and rub his face, and purr in a most contented manner.
THE NURSERY, JANUARY 1873, VOL. XIII.VARIOUS
Then the room became silent, and I heard her heavy breathing, like the deep purr of a cat.
TIGER CATDAVID H. KELLER
"Back—some time," replied Chester's voice, rising above the low purr of the engine with a note of satisfaction in it.
RED PEPPER BURNSGRACE S. RICHMOND
Catching the throbbing purr of the Imp as the car swung in at the driveway Chester jumped up.
RED PEPPER BURNSGRACE S. RICHMOND
The scaup came down the sky in dark masses, giving a rippling purr as they flew.
WILD FOLKSAMUEL SCOVILLE
A buzzer, as unobtrusive as were all the characteristics of Financier Marston, sounded its meek purr.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
She had sat quite a long time at it, spinning, and delighting in its old friendly purr and clatter.
THE PIONEERSKATHARINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD
He lives on cherry jam and brown bread, does he not, and whistles to the cows, who lay their heads on his shoulder and purr.
THE ANGEL OF PAINE. F. BENSON

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