Blazing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 180 pages
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Use in Literature ScoopingThese drums are cut and scooped with great labour from a peculiar wood, which is exceedingly tough and will not easily split.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.These palms are well adapted for canoes, as the bark, or rather the outside wood, is intensely hard for about an inch and a half, beneath which the tree is simply a pithy, stringy substance, that can be rapidly scooped out.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.In half a minute the creature returns; and thus he scoops about, booming and making innocent lightnings in the clear air.ndash;E.J. Banfield in The Confessions of a Beachcomber.When serious business is intended, the turtle scoops new pits, leaving some of them partially and others quite unfilled.ndash;E.J. Banfield in The Confessions of a Beachcomber.Each man made for himself a cave, scooping at the soft, cold flux, which slid upon him at every stroke, and throwing it out behind him, in piles of castled fancy.ndash;R.D. Blackmore in Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor.It was strange to observe how their vapour and breath, and the moisture exuding from their wool had scooped, as it were, a coved room for them, lined with a ribbing of deep yellow snow.ndash;R.D. Blackmore in Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor.Around Duenas are seen a multitude of caves scooped in the high banks and secured with strong doors.ndash;George Borrow in The Bible in Spain.He appointed rivers and bays their places, raised mountains, scooped out valleys, distributed woods, fountains, fertile fields, and stony plains.ndash;Thomas Bullfinch in Bullfinch's Mythology.The pulp and the seeds of the ripe fruit are scooped out, and the rind is filled with milk, which is exposed to the night air, and drunk in the morning.ndash;Richard Burton in Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, vol 2.After he had bowed and smiled greasily, he tucked his napkin tighter under his chin and fell once more upon the gravy. He sopped his bread in it and scooped it up with his knife.ndash;Robert W. Chambers in In the Quarter.

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