Barrelling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 82 pages
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Use in Literature BarrellingThe ground under our feet was evidently hollow, and it sounded as if we were walking on empty barrels.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.The barrels which had been laid up at the beginning of February were now deep below the snow.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.With all this excellent fish and some barrels of lard we succeeded in bringing our dogs through in the best of condition.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.But how could I take back the hundred louis? I saw each roll in each pocket of his breeches like the barrels of two pistols.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Brotherhood of Consolation.Three fat barrels occupy it in impressive rotundity.ndash;Henri Barbusse in Under Fire.Six barrels of flour and over one hundred pounds of soap have come ashore.ndash;K.M. Barrow in Three Years in Tristan da Cunha.They did very well, getting at least ten barrels of flour.ndash;K.M. Barrow in Three Years in Tristan da Cunha.He goes on, too, about the plaster casts at that hospital for decrepit gods, the Art Museum, as if his whole soul was in the plaster barrels of the Greeks.ndash;Arlo Bates in The Pagans.The heads of the dragonettes were as big as barrels and covered with hard, greenish scales that glittered brightly under the light of the lanterns.ndash;L. Frank Baum in Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz.Even in your day statisticians were able to tell you the number of yards of cotton, velvet, woolen, the number of barrels of flour, potatoes, butter, number of pairs of shoes, hats, and umbrellas annually consumed by the nation.ndash;Edward Bellamy in Looking Backward, 2000 to 1887.

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