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When the boat, creaking, and groaning, and puffing, had loosed from the wharf, and was beginning slowly to strain herself along, the woman returned to her old seat.
He cut her face right open, and pounded her in the most brutal manner, when she took him; but she never loosed her hold till he was locked up.
I loosed the mat and drew the dead child from the medicines, glancing round fearfully as I did so.
At last the door, loosed, was blown wide open, flinging Miss Wilson and Agatha back, and admitting a whirlwind that tore round the hall, snatched at the women's draperies, and blew out the lights.
They did not fall alone; with a choked cry, the coxswain loosed his grasp upon the shrouds and plunged head first into the water.