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The strength that had been as a miracle in her body left and she half reeled across the floor, clutching at the back of the chair in which she had spent so many long days staring out over the tin roofs into the main street of Winesburg.
Tom scampered after him, hallooing with might and main, and the wild horse and wild Irishman soon disappeared among the ravines of the prairie.
At early dawn on the following day scouts were sent off in every direction, while the main body, after breakfast, proceeded slowly on its course.
His main establishment once planted at the mouth of the Columbia, he looked with confidence to ultimate success.
As the noise of hurrying feet warned me that we were entering the busy corridors of the main level, my heart came up into my mouth.
After what seemed an eternity we reached the outer door which leads into the main avenue of Phutra.
It was like the old days of the Spanish Main come back.
All the main valleys in the Cordillera are characterized by having, on both sides, a fringe or terrace of shingle and sand, rudely stratified, and generally of considerable thickness.
The other main line, namely, that of the Portillo, is of a totally different formation: it consists chiefly of grand bare pinnacles of a red potash-granite, which low down on the western flank are covered by a sandstone, converted by the former heat into a quartz-rock.
The day following I was desperate, and I rafted together the foremast, the fore and main booms, and the fore and main gaffs.
Casting off the shore-lines, I kedged her out by main strength (the windlass being broken), till she rode nearly up and down to the small anchor--too small to hold her in any breeze.
Bad" in the master-morality must be applied to the coward, to all acts that spring from weakness, to the man with "an eye to the main chance," who would forsake everything in order to live.