Garnering: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 25 pages
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Use in Literature GangingGreat gangs of navvies appeared, wending their way across the silent plain.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Shearing in the Riverina.I gave my chief attention to learning the recent movements of known gangs who might be concerned in an enterprise of this sort, and at the end of two days this persistency brought a result.ndash;Percy James Brebner in The Master Detective (Being Some Further Investigations of Christopher Quarles).The known gangs had been carefully shadowed without results, and not a trace of the stolen property had been discovered.ndash;Percy James Brebner in The Master Detective (Being Some Further Investigations of Christopher Quarles).May I do as weel by you if ever the fray gangs by the Cleuch.ndash;John Buchan in Moon Endureth [Tales/Fancies].No wonder, for the traffic was like what one saw on that awful stretch between Cassel and Ypres, and there were no gangs of Belgian roadmakers to mend it up.ndash;John Buchan in Greenmantle.Cheaters of the public, on false pretences, he was pleased to term 'moderate Whigs;' bullying demanders of your purse were 'high Tories;' and thieving in gangs was 'the effect of the spirit of party.ndash;Edward Bulwer-Lytton in Paul Clifford, vol 2.Upon the West Side the older gangs are jealous of the sanctity of their own territory.ndash;Edgar Rice Burroughs in The Mucker.Saturday two or three gangs turned out and hunted the woods to see if they could run across his remainders.ndash;Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) in Tom Sawyer Detective.I do my best to satisfy the demand, and the only result of my labour is, that the miscreants either endanger my life, or fly with impunity to join the gangs of robbers infesting our woods.ndash;Wilkie Collins in Antonina.The looting and burning were no longer confined to roving gangs of youths.ndash;Norman Coombs in Black Experience.

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