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He rose, and preceded by the host wringing his hands, and followed by Planchet with his musketoon ready for use, he approached the scene of action.
He remained motionless, but gnashing his teeth and wringing his hands with fury.
The chief butler scrambled out of the saloon, picking up the golden goblet as he went; and the enchantress and the four maidens fell on their knees, wringing their hands, and screaming for mercy.
Oh, that don't make no odds," said Jason, wringing the wet from his beard.
Men die nightly in their beds, wringing the hands of ghostly confessors and looking them piteously in the eyes -- die with despair of heart and convulsion of throat, on account of the hideousness of mysteries which will not suffer themselves to be revealed.
As he spoke the old man and the young one were heartily wringing each other's hands.
Now he was dancing and laughing and wringing my hand.
Finished the sorting, Martin lent a hand in wringing the clothes.
Yes, indeed, if you want to," answered Phebe, wringing out her cloth in a capable sort of way that impressed Rose very much.
I need not entreat your sympathy,' he said, wringing her hand, 'for I know your nature.
snapped Nancy, wringing her rag so hard her fingers ached from the strain; "I guess it ain't CHILDREN what is MOST unnecessary just now, just now!
cried Mistress Affery, wringing her hands in this last uneasy dream of all; 'when she's all alone by herself inside, and can no more come down to open it than the churchyard dead themselves