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I got out amongst the driftwood, and then laid down in the bottom of the canoe and let her float.
There was a little gray in the sky now; so I stepped into the woods, and laid down for a nap before break- fast.
My dear,' said I, `I shall say you are laid down upon the bed:' but, however, she is not; she is walking about the room.
If you must go, my dear,' said I, `you must, and I will say you are laid down upon the bed.
When they entered the oaken parlour, Godfrey threw himself into his chair, while Nancy laid down her bonnet and shawl, and stood on the hearth near her husband, unwilling to leave him even for a few minutes, and yet fearing to utter any word lest it might jar on his feeling.
I thought my quest had brought me into a strange old haunted forest, and that I had thrown myself down to rest at the gnarled mossy root of a great oak-tree, while all about me was nought but fantastic shapes and capricious groups of gold-green bole and bough, wondrous alleys ending in mysterious coverts, and green lanes of exquisite turf that seemed to have been laid down in expectation of some milk-white queen or goddess passing that way.
As, in the serious style, Homer is pre-eminent among poets, for he alone combined dramatic form with excellence of imitation, so he too first laid down the main lines of Comedy, by dramatising the ludicrous instead of writing personal satire.
Hours after a negotiating team of five former hostages met with Peruvian officials in talks that ended in frustration, President Alberto Fujimori said late Saturday night that if the rebels holding 350 people at the Japanese ambassador's residence laid down their arms and freed the hostages, he would discuss safe passage out of Peru.
SWAT, September 01, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Incharge Commander Brigadier Suleman of the operation against militants in the area of Swat, Kanju on Tuesday underlined that 105 militants have laid down their arms during search and clearance operations.
At the secluded cabin where we had been staying, the ranger had laid down the gauntlet earlier this morning: Either brave the storm and risk being snowed in, he said, or leave before it hits.
Presidential spokesperson Farhatullah Babar said that this amount will be in addition to the compensation that is paid to the martyred and injured in terrorist attacks in accordance with the laid down policy.
Sonett, regents professor of planetary sciences at the University of Arizona in Tucson, led a team that measured the historic changes in tides by microscopically examining sediments laid down over millions of years at sea beds in the United States and in Australia.