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The flutter of her manner, in the unwonted noise of the streets; the spare shawl, carried unfolded on her arm; the heavy umbrella, and little basket; the loose long-fingered gloves, to which her hands were unused; all bespoke an old woman from the country, in her plain holiday clothes, come into Coketown on an expedition of rare occurrence.
This tendency of his to be liberal and profuse he had acquired from having been a soldier in his youth, for the soldier's life is a school in which the niggard becomes free-handed and the free-handed prodigal; and if any soldiers are to be found who are misers, they are monsters of rare occurrence.
Although the assurances which the Typees had often given me, that they never eat human flesh, had not convinced me that such was the case, yet, having been so long a time in the valley without witnessing anything which indicated the existence of the practice, I began to hope that it was an event of very rare occurrence, and that I should be spared the horror of witnessing it during my stay among them: but, alas, these hopes were soon destroyed.
Skilful men, of the medical and chirurgical profession, were of rare occurrence in the colony.
But some of the conditions of intellectual construction are of rare occurrence.
All this is so frequent, Lady Dedlock, where I live, and among the class to which I belong, that what would be generally called unequal marriages are not of such rare occurrence with us as elsewhere.
The decks of a thousand monster craft teemed with fighting-men, for an alarm on Omean was a thing of rare occurrence.
There was a very strange feature in this case, strange because of its extremely rare occurrence.
These porous rocks serve as a reservoir for th scanty rain-water; and consequently on the line where th igneous and sedimentary formations unite, some smal springs (most rare occurrences in Patagonia) burst forth and they could be distinguished at a distance by the circumscribed patches of bright green herbage.
In a rare occurrence, an earthquake was centered in the heart of Taipei at noon today (March 6) measuring a magnitude of 2.
The literal "witch hunt" is not a rare occurrence in the East African country.
Due to the presence of leg kicks, accidental groin shots in mixed martial arts aren't a rare occurrence.