Pawing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 50 pages
Use in Literature PawingThey had been stamping and pawing, as if they had been there a goodish while and had time to get pretty sick of it.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms.Dropping down upon his four paws, he fled among the trees, and then scrambled somehow through the swamp to the mainland.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Scouts of the Valley.So he him stroke that it drew forth the blood, And filled his furious heart with fretting ire; But all in vain he threatened teeth and paws, And sparkleth fire from forth his flaming eyes, For the sharp shaft gave him a mortal wound.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in Locrine / Mucedorus.I have pawed about for hours in the chill sward of meadows where one might properly expect to get one's death, and got no harm from it, except it might be Oliver Twist's complaint.ndash;Mary Austin in The Land of Little Rain.When the sun appeared, the panther suddenly opened her eyes; then she put out her paws with energy, as if to stretch them and get rid of cramp.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in A Passion in the Desert (tr Ernest Dowson).But when he came to the Cookie Cook his soft paws tickled her side so that she squirmed and upset the whole line.ndash;L. Frank Baum in The Lost Princess of Oz.Then, as the others had by this time moved away from the table, the kitten sprang upon the chair and put her paws upon the cloth to see what there was to eat.ndash;L. Frank Baum in Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz.The pugilist had huge, misshapen paws that could scarcely explore his own, much less another's pockets, and his stiffened fingers could not palm a coin in the dark, yet a stranger had accused him of deftly lifting a watch.ndash;Rex Beach in The Auction Block.I inquired about some beavers' paws which were drying, and in a moment they hung on the horn of my saddle.ndash;Isabella L. Bird (Mrs Bishop) in Lady's Life in Rocky Mountains.But Mr. Bruin, whose only weapons were a pair of paws and a pair of jaws, both uncommonly good of their kind, though not patented, always managed to get away unscathed; and that was sometimes more than the earls and the baronets did.ndash;Hjalmar Hjorth Boysen in Boyhood in Norway.

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