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Which brings us to this unfortunate sputtering at the Capitol these days.
WHY A 9/11 COMMISSION-STYLE PANEL ISN’T WINNING BACKERS — YETPHILIP ELLIOTTAPRIL 20, 2021TIME
Beneath the surge in coronavirus cases, the broken holiday routines and the sputtering local economy, some business owners are finding creative ways to make it through the winter.
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SPOTLIGHTS PANDEMIC-INSPIRED ENTREPRENEURSHIPEMILY DAVIESNOVEMBER 28, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Fanchon is deeply interested in the bacon omelette as she watches it browning and sputtering over the fire.
CHILD LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYANATOLE FRANCE
Pulling the pin, he tossed the sputtering bomb through a window of the burning building.
THE GREAT POTLATCH RIOTSALLEN KIM LANG
She stopped suddenly, raised the sputtering candle, and peered into his eyes with a vague, wavering intensity.
WHEN VALMOND CAME TO PONTIAC, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Mary and I sat in silence, the house quaking overhead, the tempest howling without, the fire between us sputtering with raindrops.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME XXIROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
He did so a few seconds later, sputtering and growling, scarcely able to contain his rage.
THE PONY RIDER BOYS IN TEXASFRANK GEE PATCHIN
His men were hoisting aboard the three dripping, sputtering passengers who had run amuck.
BLOW THE MAN DOWNHOLMAN DAY
When Davey burst open the door he brought a gust of wind into the tap-room that set the lights sputtering and flaring.
THE PIONEERSKATHARINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD
It lay on its side, empty, the last of its recent contents sputtering out into the half-drowned fire.
THE ESCAPE OF MR. TRIMMIRVIN S. COBB

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