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Once they came near to the enclosed Garden of the Clinging Vines, and walking high into the air looked down upon it with much interest.
At the instant that he felt the spear come away from Ja's hand the creature must have opened his huge jaws to catch me, for when I came down, still clinging to the butt end of the weapon, the point yet rested in his mouth and the result was that the sharpened end transfixed his lower jaw.
Anne, clinging desperately to her precarious foothold, saw their flying forms and heard their shrieks.
There was no help for it; Anne, clinging to Gilbert Blythe's hand, scrambled down into the dory, where she sat, drabbled and furious, in the stern with her arms full of dripping shawl and wet crepe.
She was really quite unstrung, for the reaction from her fright and cramped clinging was making itself felt.
Unlike most jellyfish, which prefer open water, clinging jellies stay close to shore, using adhesive pads on their tentacles to latch onto seagrasses and seaweeds.
And not just randomly attached, all the beetles were clinging on while trying to have sex with the bottom of the bottles.
Some visitors could be seen clinging to the side of the platform while others rolled around on the glass floor and used selfie sticks to get pictures of the vertical drop below.
We float an asphalt river dirt-choked and barren, adrift with lives forfeit, forgotten: yet it's the same, Jim, as when with sliding oars in humid moonlight, we slipped into that blood-warm current, mud clinging as hot gore between our toes while our fevered minds clung to dreams of languid freedoms beneath a placid sun-- catfish dreams untouched by the brilliance of light.
Adhesive company Bostik has launched its new brand identity campaign with a bold outdoor ad that features a giant gecko clinging to the side of a nine-story Paris building on a route traveled by millions of motorists each day.
A WOMAN was rescued after being found clinging to a buoy in a harbour, with two female police officers pulled out of mud trying to save her.
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