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Had Martin not talked as he had to his wife he would have been able, undoubtedly, to disregard her and to continue the line of chatter which he had hit upon so happily and which he had never suspected was in him.
Perhaps, in some remote unborn century, a more fortunate explorer may hit upon the "Open Sesame," and flood the world with gems.
At last they con- spired together and hit upon a plan that promised a dazzling victory.
He can sit down and write a fine flourishing letter, full of professions and falsehoods, and persuade himself that he has hit upon the very best method in the world of preserving peace at home and preventing his father's having any right to complain.
I was determined, however, to explore the low structure which was the only evidence of habitation in sight, and so I hit upon the unique plan of reverting to first principles in locomotion, creeping.
It's 34 years since Bonnie first warbled those words and she seems to have hit upon the answer to all Spain's problems.
As part of the course they had to organise leisure activities and hit upon the idea of an inter-departmental five-a-side competition.
It had not initially seemed like a problem until the cathedral authorities hit upon the idea that they needed an extraordinary number of clerics to be present.
likely to get a crick in that said, we think we have now hit upon a foolproof way to sleep upright, and it's called the TRTL, above.
After spending nearly three years working on the recipe for his pizza, the self-proclaimed "foodie" hit upon the perfect pie using a homemade marble slab arrangement on his home BBQ, finished off in his oven.
They are collected and recycled at a cost to the scheme, but WEEE Ireland hit upon the idea of donating to the charity based on the recycling effort.
ROBBIE Williams has hit upon a great way to avoid a middle-age spread - starving himself.