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EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB

But our rappings bring no response save a hollow echo and a momentary cessation of the footsteps.GARDENS OF THE CARIBBEES, V. 1/2IDA MAY HILL STARR
There were rappings, some faint, some loud—coming apparently from all quarters.THE GIRL AND THE BILLBANNISTER MERWIN
Rappings made on the floor by one foot of the table, as letters are spelled out, have no special value.MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
No sounds proceeded from the bell, but there were repeated rappings upon and jerkings of the table.MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
In about a quarter of an hour the table made sundry movements along the floor, with rappings.MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
I remember that loud rappings used to sound round my room at nights, even when I had a light burning.ANIMAL GHOSTSELLIOTT O'DONNELL
Instead of angels, whose countenance is as the lightning, they will have ghosts and tippings and tappings and rappings.THE SALEM WITCHCRAFT, THE PLANCHETTE MYSTERY, AND MODERN SPIRITUALISMHARRIET BEECHER STOWE
They have no sympathy with the vulgar, noisy, outward phenomena of tippings and rappings and signs and wonders.THE SALEM WITCHCRAFT, THE PLANCHETTE MYSTERY, AND MODERN SPIRITUALISMHARRIET BEECHER STOWE
While it was being read, the reporter states that the rappings were distinctly heard.LANDS OF THE SLAVE AND THE FREEHENRY A. MURRAY
Umlauf stopped the performance at the rappings on the jailors lodge-gate but gave no reason to Beethoven.THE LIFE OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, VOLUME III (OF 3)ALEXANDER WHEELOCK THAYER

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