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Though he and my lady were much of a mind in most things, there was a deal of sparring and jarring between them.
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Come and enjoy their sparring match with me; I want to talk to you about one of my unfortunate parishioners.
AN AMBITIOUS MANELLA WHEELER WILCOX
Fiddling, forward and back movements of the arms at the beginning of a round, a part of sparring for an opening.
So the heads were withdrawn again, some laughing at the "sparring of the cockerels."
MEN OF IRONHOWARD PYLE
The attractions offered were the cannon-ball throwing of Sparks, and the feats of strength and sparring by Hogan.
Miss Travers was busily twitching the ears of the kitten at the moment and sparring with upraised finger at the threatening paw.
THE DESERTERCHARLES KING
He plied his companions with questions, sparring for more time.
"We say many things when we are under stress of excitement," said Phil, sparring for time and his wits.
CASTLE CRANEYCROWGEORGE BARR MCCUTCHEON
What a night for romance, and you and I sparring like two prize-fighters!
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
I was thinking fast, and learning more in three seconds than Jack's sparring could have taught me in three weeks.

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