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Towards the opposite corner of the room was rolled a gentleman's silk top hat, as if it had just been knocked off his head; so much so, indeed, that one almost looked to see it still rolling.
He was knocked off his feet at once by the Prince, who was rushing headlong from his cabin to the central magazine.
His last edifying words, according to my informant, were these: `And there goes the damned old donkey with the end of his sword knocked off.
M'Kane, because of his attempting to take possession of seven barrels of whiskey, the property of M'Kane, which had been knocked off to M'Allister at a sheriff's sale at one dollar per barrel.
Since the fabric filter has been added to the contacts, these risers are now knocked off with a hammer [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 5 OMITTED];
15 San Diego at Firestone Fieldhouse, Pepperdine not only remained in second place in the West Coast Conference, but also knocked off its second ranked opponent in three days after going 0-8 the first two months of the season.
Sol de Ica pisco, a grape liqueur, was the first product America Import knocked off.
A 10-YEAR-OLD boy died after being knocked off his bicycle in a suspected hit and run, police said yesterday.
Dafen knocked off the runs through an unbroken century partnership involving Matthew Evans (52no) and Mel Williams (50no).
KNOCKED off his board by a shark, a surfer, shown above, punched his attacker during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping.
KNOCKED off his board by a shark, a surfer punched his attacker during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping.
JOHANNESBURG, Shawwal 03, 1436, July 19, 2015, SPA -- Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, a surfer punched the creature during the televised finals of a world surfing competition in South Africa before escaping, according to AP.