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Here was no two-miles plod back again over the burning asphalt, slackening every nerve that had been braced up by the bathe.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
In the meantime, the speed was slackening, and by and by the harsh tolling of the locomotive bell echoed among the pines.
THE GIRL FROM KELLER'SHAROLD BINDLOSS
Scarcely slackening his pace he started up the long road by the hill.
PATCHWORKANNA BALMER MYERS
After a time the animals seemed to him to be slackening their speed.
All this makes the slackening of vigor toward the end of a long novel comprehensible.
We were now approaching the longitude of D'Urville's landfall, and still the pack showed no signs of slackening.
My purpose in slackening my heat as soon as the pig-iron was melted was to oxidize the phosphorus and sulphur ahead of the carbon.
THE IRON PUDDLERJAMES J. DAVIS
Malco Diaz charged his carbine, shouldered it, and without slackening his horse, fired.
Miss Matilda was aware of a slackening from the keen excitement and zested peril of their escape.
He judged by the signs of slackening interest that they would be stopping soon and, he hoped, going clear away.

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