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They broke up the pudding, the lobsters, the pears, and the oranges.
I feared greatly that she might die in the night; but day broke, cold and cheerless, with the same clouded sky and beating wind and roaring seas.
The surf, however, broke with such violence along the shore that they could find no landing place.
The iron strength of Kama broke. Day by day the terrific toil sapped him.
A dozen times, Perrault, nosing the way broke through the ice bridges, being saved by the long pole he carried, which he so held that it fell each time across the hole made by his body.
During this speech the boy had stood by, sullen and dogged, but when his father ceased he broke out angrily.
"The maid you seek," said she, and again she broke the silence like the moon breaking through the clouds, "what manner of maid is she?
The blow which he aimed would most surely have killed him, but that Trent, with the butt-end of a rifle, broke its force a little.
The straps was broke off of it, but, barring that, it was a good enough leg, though it was too long for me and not long enough for Jim, and we couldn't find the other one, though we hunted all around.
Every day for three hours he rattled on the roof of the castle till he broke most of the slates, and then he ran round and round the garden as fast as he could go.
A thaw had set in, it was muddy and cold, the ice on the river broke, and the roads became impassable.
An exclamation of delight broke from his lips at sight of the pretty contents.