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Yes," said I, edging him a little away with my shoulder.
I brought my hardest right angle into violent collision with the Stranger, pressing on him with a force sufficient to have destroyed any ordinary Circle: but I could feel him slowly and unarrestably slipping from my contact; no edging to the right nor to the left, but moving somehow out of the world, and vanishing to nothing.
At this point indicated on the planisphere one of these currents was rolling, the Kuro-Scivo of the Japanese, the Black River, which, leaving the Gulf of Bengal, where it is warmed by the perpendicular rays of a tropical sun, crosses the Straits of Malacca along the coast of Asia, turns into the North Pacific to the Aleutian Islands, carrying with it trunks of camphor-trees and other indigenous productions, and edging the waves of the ocean with the pure indigo of its warm water.
Then he began to look out for a chance of edging to the right across the road.
Benjamin had succeeded in edging his way through the people, and was now seen balancing his short body, with one foot in a window and the other on a railing of the jury-box.
They were all now inside the field, and she was edging back to rush off alone when a horseman emerged almost silently from the corner of the hedge that screened the road, and Alec d'Urberville looked round upon them.
The old fellow was polishing brasses, and as he came edging along until close to Clayton he said, in an undertone:
he continued, edging still closer to Denham, and adjusting his elbow and knee in an incredibly angular combination.
Garth innocently continued, pulling out the edging on a cap-border.
Tarzan's other antagonist was edging around to one side where he might use his weapon, and as he raised the blade to strike at the back of the Tarmangani's neck, the latter swung the body of his comrade upward so that it received the full force of the blow.
One of the younger apes, a huge, splendidly muscled brute, was edging threateningly closer to the ape-man.
He had been edging a little closer to the desk and he was barely two yards away.