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I have a room now, a part of the twelve-foot verandah sparred in, at the most inaccessible end of the house.
A long-sparred vessel could be seen, relieved against the black bank of clouds, that were crowding down the horizon.
You must consider what has been said by Mr. Beresford-Hope on this subject; he and I have sparred about this matter before now.
EDWARD HOARE, M.A.EDWARD HOARE
It was a big ship—heavily sparred—and it was riding along with all sail set over a sea like corrugated iron.
THE VIKING BLOODFREDERICK WILLIAM WALLACE
It always made me think of the deep blue sea, of old tars, and tall-sparred, white-sailed brigs.
Their glances lingered, sparred and lingered again, and each knew that this was a notable meeting.
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He was more careful this time, however, and for two or three minutes they sparred, neither being able to strike a decisive blow.
Under-sparred, un′dėr-sprd, adj. not having enough spars—of a ship.
He stood somewhat carelessly at first, but as they sparred for an opening he became more careful, and presently hit out sharply.
Mark had sparred with several of them, and, being open handed and friendly, was generally liked.

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