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When its owner purred out in his high-powered little car, Henry drew a long breath and began in earnest.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
"Yes, dear master," purred the old dame encouragingly as she seated herself on the floor near the tea-pot.
THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
Seated high on a sofa cushion, he purred contentedly and received the homage of his loyal retainers.
When the taxi purred away I turned to the open register to see what our maniac had been drawing in it.
THE WRECKERSFRANCIS LYNDE
Cats which once purred by pleasant firesides ran from their old haunts at our approach.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
"But we donnot want to be purred out," he added resuming the wiping of the frying-pan, though more slowly.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
Oil lines and radiators seemed all tight and when he swung the propeller, the motor purred for him like a cat.
I didn't get all the drift be-cause the old man only sort of purred while I was in hearing distance.
The fawn was coiled in a sleeping posture under its master's bed, while the kitten purred upon its velvet back.
WILD WESTERN SCENESJOHN BEAUCHAMP JONES
Several machine guns still purred and crackled, but no reply came.
THE HOSTS OF THE AIRJOSEPH A. ALTSHELER

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