settle upon

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You who have tails just whisk the flies off without thinking about it, and you can't tell what a torment it is to have them settle upon you and sting and sting, and have nothing in the world to lash them off with.
No darkness would ever settle upon those lamps, as no darkness had settled upon them for hundreds of years.
I looked at the boy in sorrow; and as I looked I saw the cloud of a deep despondency settle upon his counte- nance.
Then, as soon as he had satisfied himself with looking at it, he said to his mother, "Mother, the god has given me armour, meet handiwork for an immortal and such as no-one living could have fashioned; I will now arm, but I much fear that flies will settle upon the son of Menoetius and breed worms about his wounds, so that his body, now he is dead, will be disfigured and the flesh will rot.
One beautiful evening, when the first shades of twilight were beginning to settle upon the earth, Oliver sat at this window, intent upon his books.
Uncas, come this way, lad, and let the ravens settle upon the Mingo.
The animal has still life in him," returned the squatter, "or the buzzards would settle upon their prey
Out of affection and regard for you, Susan and Kenwigs,' said Mr Lillyvick, 'and not out of revenge and spite against her, for she is below it, I shall, tomorrow morning, settle upon your children, and make payable to the survivors of them when they come of age of marry, that money that I once meant to leave 'em in my will.
He chose a husband for her, entirely to his own satisfaction and not in the least to hers, and proceeded to settle upon her, as her marriage portion, I don't know how much Dust, but something immense.
Yes, this weekend is the ultimate time to settle upon your favourite shade of rouge and master this red hot look.
There is, however, a score to settle upon her return to America.
My bewildered eyes then settle upon the checkbox named 'Other' followed by a measly, painfully short, dotted line, placed there for me to explain myself; and I sigh cynically as I know I need more than one line.