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A third little room opened out of the back drawing-room, from which it was shut off by curtains instead of a door.
At the same instant the huge portcullis came rattling down from above, and shut off the last fading light of day.
When I had gone into Herbert's room, and had shut off any other communication between it and the staircase than through the room in which our conversation had been held, I asked him if he would go to bed?
They would have to renew the insurance every year; they would have to pay the taxes, about ten dollars a year; they would have to pay the water tax, about six dollars a year--(Jurgis silently resolved to shut off the hydrant).
As soon as it was good and dark, I shut off the current from all the fences, and then groped my way out to the embankment bordering our side of the great dynamite ditch.
But come," he cried, "we must get out of here ourselves, or we shall be shut off," and the party hastened toward Clayton's car.
I yelled at the top of my lungs to Ferguson to shut off the engine, but the roar of the machinery drowned my voice.
Perhaps it was a street-railway strike, was my thought; or perhaps there had been an accident and the power was shut off.
In most land animals there are certain valves or flood-gates in many of their veins, whereby when wounded, the blood is in some degree at least instantly shut off in certain directions.
Baynes' fingers shut off the cry for help that the other would have been glad to voice; but presently the Negro succeeded in drawing his weapon and an instant later Baynes felt the sharp steel in his shoulder.
Major Schneider had made no outcry for the very excellent reason that his wind was shut off.
Helena, and on to the east, across Sonoma to the chaparral-covered range that shut off the view of Napa Valley.