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POLE. A measure of length, equal to five yards and a half. Vide Measure.

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It is possible, if the sea exists at the South Pole, that it may be covered; and, consequently, we shall be unable to come to the surface.
Besides, Captain," I added, enthusiastically, "why should we not find the sea open at the South Pole as well as at the North?
sent back again; I hope I'm thankful; but I don't like to hear the North Pole run down in such a fishy place as this.
Then she climbed down from the fence and walked up to it, while Toto ran around the pole and barked.
I could not go to his assistance, because, as ill-luck would have it, we had not taken the proper precaution to bring out a spare pole with us.
The millers belonging to the mills, when they saw the boat coming down the river, and on the point of being sucked in by the draught of the wheels, ran out in haste, several of them, with long poles to stop it, and being all mealy, with faces and garments covered with flour, they presented a sinister appearance.
One Saturday evening when I was having supper with Lena, we heard a knock at her parlour door, and there stood the Pole, coatless, in a dress shirt and collar.
When Tarzan found himself clinging to the pole outside the window, he followed his jungle instinct and looked below for enemies before he ventured down.
Katerina Ivanovna was irritated too by the fact that hardly any of the lodgers invited had come to the funeral, except the Pole who had just managed to run into the cemetery, while to the memorial dinner the poorest and most insignificant of them had turned up, the wretched creatures, many of them not quite sober.
When he had stripped off the side shoots he believed he could use the branch as a pole, to guide the raft in case of emergency.
I maka da kids worka da pole an' da hub an' da barrel.
They intimated that there was some band in the neighborhood, and probably a hunting party, as they had lodge poles for an encampment.