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It's ready, Miss," said the maid, holding up the shortened gauze dress with two fingers, and blowing and shaking something off it, as if by this to express a consciousness of the airiness and purity of what she held.
The afternoon, being thus shortened, passed more quickly than they expected.
At first, his boat turned round and round, and he was driven back to the place of his starting, whereupon he shortened sail, by removing one of the sleeves, and was forthwith carried backward by a contrary breeze, to his no small peril.
Their better than best was unnatural, and it killed some and shortened the lives of all.
He took off the light sails, shortened right down to storm canvas, spread life lines, and waited for the wind.
There was little fear of my visit being shortened by the appearance on the scene of Mr.
For every feat of telescoping long days and weeks of life into mad magnificent instants, one must pay with shortened life, and, oft-times, with savage usury added.
Wages are going to be advanced and hours shortened in the railroad unions, the iron and steel workers unions, and the engineer and machinist unions.
My friend the rector has shortened his holiday, and has resumed his duties in the country.
I know where half a million worth lies, and, as I cannot use it myself, I thought perhaps the best thing that I could do would be to hand it over to the proper authorities, and then perhaps they would get my sentence shortened for me.
He was to be shortened the next week, and Anne felt ready to cry at the thought of it.
I do not think, he said, that the way could have been shortened.