stroke


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It took several strokes to regain the place she had lost, and when she got there, the other side had nearly won, for Kate's ball was the last but one and lay near the stake.
First there came the "butcher," to bleed them; this meant one swift stroke, so swift that you could not see it--only the flash of the knife; and before you could realize it, the man had darted on to the next line, and a stream of bright red was pouring out upon the floor.
The tide ran strong, I took care to lose none of it, and our steady stroke carried us on thoroughly well.
I have drawn blood enough to keep him quiet awhile; he should lie for a week where he is--that is the best thing for him and you; but another stroke would settle him.
The twelfth stroke sounded strangely in their ears.
Whilst he lay there, the people came and inspected him on all sides, and read on his girdle: 'Seven at one stroke.
I know how little it takes to put you off your stroke.
she enquired; and, the doctor having opportunely modified her dietary, the stroke was transformed into an attack of indigestion.
I feathered some two feet high, and I paused at the end of each stroke to let the blades drip before returning them, and I picked out a smooth bit of water to drop them into again each time.
He looked at Prince Vasili in perplexity, and only later grasped that a stroke was an attack of illness.
Each stroke of those slender paddles was driving her farther and farther from friends, or the possibility of rescue.
It is only one stroke of the axe," said the philosopher to himself, "and my beautiful dream will begin to be realised.