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When we were mounted Mac leaned over and muttered an admonitory word for Piegan's ear alone.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
What the ear hears is the fundamental pitch only; the overtones harmonize with the primary or fundamental tone, and enrich it.
EXPRESSIVE VOICE CULTUREJESSIE ELDRIDGE SOUTHWICK
The worst loss is that of Winston's ear; high principles won't obtain high explosives.
He looked up, half shutting his one funny eye, and cocking one ear up, and letting the other droop down.
Motionless she stood, straining eye and ear; she could hear nothing, but the gestures told much.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
The rhythm of a simple tune plays favourably on a child's ear, enhancing life according to this great law.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
His ear, his brain, his muscles take on a new joyous activity, and the tide of life rises higher.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
This reading secures scarcely anything more than a succession of sights to the eye or sounds to the ear.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
And the most vivid First Impressions always result from the action of the intellect upon the sensuous stimuli from ear and eye.
ASSIMILATIVE MEMORYMARCUS DWIGHT LARROWE (AKA PROF. A. LOISETTE)
And I will turn my hand to thee, and I will clean purge away thy dross, and I will take away all thy tin.

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