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Some couples do not care to dance, and have retired to the corners, where they sit with their arms enlaced.
Pretty soon we come to a nice innocent-looking young country jake setting on a log swabbing the sweat off of his face, for it was powerful warm weather; and he had a couple of big carpet-bags by him.
I done it, and by gracious there warn't anything in it but a couple of little pieces of loaf-sugar
And after all, five couple are not enough to make it worth while to stand up.
When it was ready she could not wait till it was served at the table, but she immediately took a couple of leaves and put them in her mouth.
I encountered a couple of hungry-looking dogs, but both hurried circuitously away from the advances I made them.
The old couple started, reddened, and hurried away, mutually wondering that they should ever have dreamed of doing anything so very ridiculous.
If you look at them you may see they are so many couple of lovers--all but Yates and Mrs.
On his way back with his prize, he observed two heads peering over the edge of an impending cliff, several hundred feet high, which he supposed to be a couple of wolves.
These witnesses were worthy persons; one, a cavalry sergeant, was under obligations to Luigi, contracted on the battlefield, obligations which are never obliterated from the heart of an honest man; the other, a master-mason, was the proprietor of the house in which the young couple had hired an apartment for their future home.
At intervals a couple would approach the doorway for air, and the haze no longer veiling their features, the demigods resolved themselves into the homely personalities of her own next-door neighbours.
Manson Mingott's, where the wedding-breakfast was to take place, and so were the travelling clothes into which he was to change; and a private compartment had been engaged in the train that was to carry the young couple to their unknown destination--concealment of the spot in which the bridal night was to be spent being one of the most sacred taboos of the prehistoric ritual.