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It was time for a big cold snap, and he gambled on it, cutting down the weight of grub for dogs and men.
And the cold snap came and remained, and Circle City was only two hundred miles away.
It’s contrary to the reason of the thing, boy, that a snap should count for a fire, when one is nothing more than a fire-stone striking a steel pan, and the other is sudden death; so get out of my way, boy, and let me show Billy Kirby how to shoot a Christmas turkey.
Now, in duels, where both parties shoot, it is generally the rule that a snap is a fire; and if such is the rule where the party has a right to fire back again, it seems to me unreasonable to say that a man may stand snapping at a defenceless turkey all day.
Now, here is a clear gain, in a very brief period, of no less than one dollar and twenty-five cents -- this is in the mere cases of Snap and Gruff; and I solemnly assure the reader that these extracts are taken at random from my Day-Book.
Come here, Killeny," Daughtry began, bending toward him but leaping back from the snap of jaws that clipped together close to his nose
But no matter how Spitz circled, Joe whirled around on his heels to face him, mane bristling, ears laid back, lips writhing and snarling, jaws clipping together as fast as he could snap, and eyes diabolically gleaming--the incarnation of belligerent fear.
It was no task for him to learn to fight with cut and slash and the quick wolf snap.
I see bad snaps and holds for the place kick and bad long snaps even on the Division I level.
We save money and the hassle of trying to replace snaps by using a snap setter we locally purchased and a rawhide mallet, NSN 5120-00-222-2220.
A SNAP also provides for minimum interrupts to the host processor and direct data placement into host buffers.
The snaps that make this highly territorial lifestyle possible are loud even to human ears, says Knowlton.