Baling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 25 pages
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Use in Literature BalingThe dog leaped out and stood to one side, welcoming the end of the afternoon labor and the idea of returning home. Not many minutes were required for the hasty baling, and David soon rested a moment beside his hemp, ready to lift it to his shoulders.ndash;James Lane Allen in The Reign of Law.Every one was at work baling with all their might; I had no idea that the canoe could live.ndash;Samuel White Baker in The Albert N'Yanza, Great Basin of the Nile.In a lively sea the blacks sit back, tilting up the stem to meet the coming wave, and then put their weight forward to ease it down, paddling, manoeuvring with the line and baling all the time.ndash;E.J. Banfield in The Confessions of a Beachcomber.From the cabin door to the tryworks there was hardly an inch of available space, and the oozing oil kept some of us continually baling it up, lest it should leak out through the interstices in the bulwarks.ndash;Frank T. Bullen in The Cruise of the Cachalot.He rushed off at so furious a rate dead to windward that for a great while we had all our work cut out to keep her free by baling.ndash;Frank T. Bullen in The Cruise of the Cachalot.The third time they got off, though not without shipping a sea which drenched them all, and half filled their boat, keeping them baling until they reached their ship.ndash;Richard Henry Dana in Two Years Before the Mast.My cabin was flooded by a leak, and I superintended the baling and swabbing from my cot, and dressed sitting on my big box.ndash;Lady Duff Gordon in Letters from the Cape.I never ascertained, however, for I had kicked off my shoes and was busy baling with them.ndash;E.W. Hornung in Dead Men Tell No Tales.I then asked another, a miserable, toothless old woman, with a tattered strip of coarse baling stuff round her body.ndash;Herman Melville in Redburn. His First Voyage.In spite of Mrs. Pratt's theories, the clams were found by Tom to be delicious, and gave such relish to the biscuit, that he began to think whether he could not make use of the baling dipper, and make a clam chowder.ndash;James De Mille in Lost in the Fog.

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