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Her stripling brought an armful of aged sheet-music from their room-- for this bride went "heeled," as you might say--and bent himself lovingly over and got ready to turn the pages.
We fetched an armful and hid it in the weeds, and set down to rest, and Tom says, kind of dissatisfied:
The appearance of Benjamin, staggering under the burden of an armful of wood, was the first interruption to the scene.
She was at the stove, where an armful of kindling had been set off to take the chill out of the house.
As before, she was appraised of his presence by a soft sound behind her, and turned to see him coming across the turf with a great armful of branches.
She saw a tall, broad-shouldered man riding in from distant fields; she saw herself waiting to greet him with an armful of fresh-cut roses from the bushes which flanked the little rustic gate before her.
His former experience in the jungle of Tarzan of the Apes had taught him which of the many growing things were edible, and after nearly an hour of absence he returned to the beach with a little armful of food.
Martin went up through the roof, clutching at manuscripts, so that by the time he came down he had a large armful.
Just then Jamie came back, and Rose understood the smile, for his dolly proved to be a pretty four-year-old little girl, who trotted in as fast as her fat legs would carry her, and making straight for the shells, scrambled up an armful, saying, with a laugh that showed her little white teeth
They were so familiar that at length one alighted on an armful of wood which I was carrying in, and pecked at the sticks without fear.
I guess you'll think it's really and truly," prophesied Nancy, exultingly, nodding her head to Pollyanna over the armful of dresses she had taken from the closet.
MASKED men stole armfuls of clothes from a busy sports shop in a brazen raid.