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It was shrill, it was penetrating, it rose and fell with a sort of ripping, tearing slash.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
But the faithful beast had locked his jaws and the weight of his body was already ripping the red throat open.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
Hard Cider at once began on the kitchen floor, ripping up a plank to examine the timbers beneath.
THE IDYL OF TWIN FIRESWALTER PRICHARD EATON
This new kind of cannon-ball went whirling through the air and came ripping and tearing through the sails of the British ship.
While I was cooking supper the old man took a swig or two and got sort of warmed up, and went to ripping again.
ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
They were trying to nail the covering down, using pieces of wood as washers to prevent the material from ripping.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
She and Mandy bent apart, and I heard the ripping of the handkerchief torn across.
THE WAY OF A MANEMERSON HOUGH
A ripping of the sail, a fracture of the mast, the breaking of the steering gear, or some sudden quarrel would do the trick.
ADRIFT ON THE PACIFICEDWARD S. ELLIS
Hardly was the car out of sight when the runabout came ripping along in a cloud of dust.
MOTOR MATT'S MYSTERYSTANLEY R. MATTHEWS
You dont know how ripping it is to start out from your camp at dawn and travel through the jungle.
THE CIRCLEW. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

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