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She was singing blithely; but her song came to a sudden stop when she came within sight of the tree, for there, disporting themselves with glee and pulling and hauling upon her belongings, were a number of baboons.
His eye rested on the men in white who were busily hauling the puma, on rollers, towards the walled yard.
By the Spanish Americans, it is used for a variety of purposes; and among others, for hauling wood.
But there is an opening, a sort of square for hauling the sails out, which gives straight on the quarter- deck and which is never closed in fine weather, so as to give air to the sails.
I roused myself, and, after lending them a hand in hauling up their boat, I lingered yet awhile to watch them disembark a goodly assortment of the hard-won 'treasures of the deep.
I was six months aboard a Garnsey lugger, hauling in the slack of the lee-sheet and coiling up rigging.
The worthy man told him how, at one period, he and his daughter had supported existence, comfortably upon the sum of fifteen sous per diem; recently, having succeeded in hauling ashore the last floating fragments of the wreck of his fortune, his budget had been a trifle more ample.
I tell you I envied your magistrates here hauling money out of motorists every week I had managed to make our ordinary revenue and expenditure just about meet, and I was crazy to get the odd two hundred pounds for my cotton.
Ef dad was along," said Dan, hauling up, "he'd read the signs plain's print.