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We escaped the quicks, thank heaven, and just at dark the welcome lights of the school shone out in the narrow valley.
MOTHERING ON PERILOUSLUCY S. FURMAN
Mr. Hearty was preoccupied with the quicks of his finger-nails.
MRS. BINDLEHEBERT JENKINS
Hard to breathe and all the young quicks clean consumed without sprinkle this long while back as no man remembered to be without.
ULYSSESJAMES JOYCE
Now where the Quicks—Salter, at any rate—got puzzled and mixed was over my use of the word ancestors.
RAVENSDENE COURTJ. S. (JOSEPH SMITH) FLETCHER
Now I give you my word that that news was the first intimation we had ever had that the Quicks were in England!
RAVENSDENE COURTJ. S. (JOSEPH SMITH) FLETCHER
Finally they thrust sharp needles down to the very quicks of her nails, and still the damsel did not stir.
Johnny sped after her, his big sled taking flying leaps over the kiss-me-quicks.
THE VEHEMENT FLAMEMARGARET WADE CAMPBELL DELAND
These rubies that the Quicks had came from there—they were remarkably fine ones.
RAVENSDENE COURTJ. S. (JOSEPH SMITH) FLETCHER
"I could have found time," said Mr. Hearty, as he picked nervously at the quicks of his finger-nails.
MRS. BINDLEHEBERT JENKINS
The quicks are not so good as when they were planted; it can never make a good hedge.

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