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Harold March laid down the oars and let the boat drift for a moment.
Staggering along in Frome's wake I floundered toward it, and in the darkness almost fell into one of the deep drifts against the front of the house.
She could not come to Green Gables and it was rarely Anne could get to Orchard Slope, for the old way through the Haunted Wood was impassable with drifts, and the long way over the frozen Lake of Shining Waters was almost as bad.
The iceberg drifts slowly, over the black water, through the ashy light.
A furious gale stormed across the country, scourging it with desolating drifts of sleet.
This was the drift of re- mark; and the minister said, "It was a judgment; His hand is here.
And so today we pledge an end to the era of deadlock and drift, and a new season of American renewal has begun.
I had no means of reaching the land unless I should chance to drift there.
Because "grow" is the right word for the long drift of a cable emerging aslant under the strain, taut as a bow-string above the water.
The crew were now so worn down by famine and thirst, that the captain saw it would be impossible for them to withstand the breaking of the sea, when the ship should ground; he deemed the only chance for their lives, therefore, was to get to land in the canoes, and stand ready to receive and protect the wreck when she should drift ashore.
He imagined he was not moving, so insensibly did the monster drift with the air about it.
He thought it was a piece of floating paper, perhaps part of the kite, and wondered idly how long it would take to drift ashore.