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No sooner did the bride see this than she jumped up from her seat and tried to pounce upon the mouse.
It is a charming faculty, but one often abused by those who are conscious of its possession: for there is something ghoulish in the avidity with which they will pounce upon the misfortune of their friends so that they may exercise their dexterity.
Don't let him lie around, licensed and legal, to pounce upon our youth.
The dog rushed forth from a niche in the wall, shaking his heavy chain, and sniffing all round Cornelius in order so much the better to recognise him in case he should be ordered to pounce upon him.
But when he got over the boat, and wanted to pounce upon them and carry off the princess, the huntsman took up his bow and shot him straight through the heart so that he fell down dead.
Then the murderer was alone with her helpless victim, the fat piglet, and I see her pounce upon the innocent creature and eat it up--"
Then she would pounce upon me with a lot of that drivelling poodle palaver and kiss me on the nose--but what could I do?
For some days, I even kept close at home, and looked out at the kitchen door with the greatest caution and trepidation before going on an errand, lest the officers of the County Jail should pounce upon me.
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But the girl was so frightened she thought it was preparing to pounce upon her.
The dogs pounce upon any one if they find him walking on the road alone and injure him.
At every nook and corner criminals are lying ambush and they pounce upon every person whom they see him roaming alone and rob him of all the belongings, said a group of residents.