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Poyser loved, and at this hour on mild days she was usually standing at the house door, with her knitting in her hands, in quiet contemplation, only heightened to a keener interest when the vicious yellow cow, who had once kicked over a pailful of precious milk, was about to undergo the preventive punishment of having her hinder-legs strapped.
They carry their preventive with them; they sweat and fumigate all the day long.
For myself, I have discovered an excellent preventive against sea- sickness, in balancing myself.