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His exaltation had but one alloy -- the memory of his humiliation in this angel's garden -- and that record in sand was fast washing out, under the waves of happiness that were sweeping over it now.
When I'm old enough to earn money, I'm going to have a dress like this leaf, all ruby color--thin, you know, with a sweeping train and ruffly, curly edges; then I think I'll have a brown sash like the trunk of the tree, and where could I be green?
At one time Patty came to say she thought the kitchen chimney wanted sweeping.
Afar, it offered a pale blank of mist and cloud; near a scene of wet lawn and storm-beat shrub, with ceaseless rain sweeping away wildly before a long and lamentable blast.
I was sweeping the hearth, and I noticed a mischievous smile on her lips.
It was now winter again; and the fresh, cold windy day, and the sweeping downland, brightened up my hopes a little.
But they soon got used to it; and they used to think it great fun to watch Jip, the dog, sweeping his tail over the floor with a rag tied onto it for a broom.
By good fortune, paddle as I pleased, the tide was still sweeping me down; and there lay the HISPANIOLA right in the fairway, hardly to be missed.
Please sir, the chimney wants sweeping," said poor Tom Kitten.
It was sweeping round swiftly and steadily, this flaming death, this invisible, inevitable sword of heat.
As if repulsing the very sound of the name, the Padrone made that ample, sweeping, knocking-down gesture.
I CAN never forget the eighteen or twenty days during which the light trade-winds were silently sweeping us towards the islands.