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As a faint spurt of flame rose from the point where the missile struck he swung over the side and was quickly upon the ground.
It seemed that he had made a gallant spurt into the road, and there paid the penalty of his rashness by a sudden incapacity to move another inch.
He says that it stands to reason that old families have done their spurt of work in past days, and can't have anything left in 'em now.
She saw the shock of black hair tousled upon Tarzan's well-shaped head disappear in a spurt of flame.
His fate was in the hands of chance and with the realization he gave a final spurt and running catlike up the side of the wall among the vines, sought with his hands for something that would sustain his weight.
Number Thirteen saw the blood spurt from a superficial wound in the shoulder of the fellow who received Sing's bullet, but except for eliciting a howl of rage the missile had no immediate effect.
He wore a good service stripe upon his cheek, for on one side it was pitted and scarred where a spurt of gravel knocked up by a round-shot had struck him thirty years before, when he served in the Lancaster gun-battery.
I wish Cyrus Brisk was at the bottom of the Red Sea," exclaimed Cecily, goaded into a spurt of temper by mention of the detested name.
Halfway around, the black-haired one took the lead in a spurt that was intended to last to the finish.
The slight spurt of peevish susceptibility which had escaped him in their first interview was a symptom of a perpetually recurring mental ailment, half of it nervous irritability, half of it the heart-bitterness produced by the sense of his deformity.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- An active region that was rotating out of view displayed a dazzling variety of dozens of spurts and eruptions in about 2.
The vast majority of boys go through several growth spurts, and end up strapping men of normal height.