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There was a table with a tall strip of looking-glass above it at one end; but since Blunt took away his campaigning kit there was no small object of any sort on the console or anywhere else that could have been jarred off in some mysterious manner.
First he drew the larger bag over Numa's head and secured it about his neck with the draw string, then he managed, after considerable effort, during which he barely escaped being torn to ribbons by the mighty talons, to hog-tie Numa--drawing his four legs together and securing them in that position with the strips trimmed from the pigskins.
All that was necessary was to let the two strips of paper drop back into their places--to fasten the strip to the wall in Anne's room, by tightening the two lower strings--and then to replace the nails which held the loose strip on Geoffrey's side.
Jesse bought a great many new machines for cut- ting down the cost of labor and all of the remaining acres in the strip of black fertile swamp land.
There was yet a fertile strip of time wherein to sow my last handful of the wild oats of youth.
Seize him and strip him, slaves,'' said the knight, ``and let the fathers of his race assist him if they can.
Then Ajax ran towards him to strip him of his armour, but the Trojans rained spears upon him, many of which fell upon his shield.
Leaning forward, he touched the farther end of the strip of brown stuff that she was hemming.
I live on an atoll, a low island, it is a strip of land surrounding a lagoon, and its beauty is the beauty of the sea and sky and the varied colour of the lagoon and the grace of the cocoa-nut trees; but the place where Strickland lived had the beauty of the Garden of Eden.
The only real difference was that while those girls from the Munchkin country had the blue strip in front of their skirts, those from the country of the Quadlings had the red strip in front; and those from the country of the Winkies had the yellow strip in front, and the Gillikin girls wore the purple strip in front.
He took his nose out of the calabash and with his rose-ribbon strip of tongue licked Lamai's hand.
The other birds, recognising their own borrowed plumage, indignantly protested, and began to strip him.