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Tip immediately called the odd-looking creature to them, and it approached so awkwardly that it nearly upset the beautiful center-table and the engraved oil-can.
But the gates of speech were closed, and we, too, rose from the table and laughed awkwardly.
We are shepherds," answered Robin Hood, pulling at his forelock awkwardly.
Here every thing is art, nakedly, or but awkwardly concealed.
Philip started to run, awkwardly, trailing his club-foot, and then stopped.
He stroked her hair and then patted her awkwardly on the back of her neck.
Lynn, a hard-hitting batsman whom the Qalandars were hoping to rely on for the upcoming season, was attempting to intercept a Ross Taylor shot when he dived awkwardly and picked up the knock.
He dunked with 8:46 left in the half and landed awkwardly, crashing to the court and holding his left knee.
MANILA -- De La Salle Universitys Camille Cruz has suffered multiple injuries in her right knee after falling awkwardly in their Game One Finals matchup against defending champions Ateneo on Wednesday afternoon at Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Murray, playing his first tournament after time out with a back injury, also suffered a scare as he twisted awkwardly and hit the floor at one stage, but the 26-year-old gradually grew into the match and pulled away to seal a 5-7 7-5 6-3 win.
Oram was limping badly on his right leg after diving awkwardly in the outfield, and Hira went to hospital for x-rays after suffering a nasty compound fracture of a finger on his left hand while trying to catch a Chris Gayle thunderbolt off his own bowling.
The 29-year-old fell awkwardly at the end of training on Wednesday and will now miss Saturday's Premier League clash with West Brom and the following weekend's visit of Norwich.