Pealing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 30 pages
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Use in Literature PealingThree of the savages performed the part of trumpeters, and with wonderful resemblance, from their lips, emitted the pealing notes of the bugle.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in David Crockett.And as she thought of this, the recollection of old simple things came pealing back to her from behind life's hills.ndash;James Lane Allen in The Bride of the Mistletoe.Then all was breathless and silent as the grave for some moments, when a broad flash lit up the air, and revealed, for an instant, the dismantled deck upon which we stood, followed by a pealing crash that made the ship tremble.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Lizzy Glenn.So, recovering from his first fear, Tip began to laugh; and the merry peals reached old Mombi's ears and made her hobble quickly to the hedge, where she seized Tip's collar and dragged him back to where she had left her basket and the pumpkinheaded man.ndash;L. Frank Baum in The Marvelous Land of Oz.Not hidden in clouds from which the wrathful trumpet pealed, but walking with a tender joy, in a fragrance of love, in the garden, at the cool of the day.ndash;Arthur Christopher Benson in The Altar Fire.Other flashes and peals succeeded, but slight in comparison, and a few drops of rain descended.ndash;George Borrow in The Bible in Spain.At last one pealing scream rang out after another, until after making his shuddering body into an arc resting on heels and head, the madman fell exhausted, his flesh all quaking before the eye.ndash;Frances Hodgson Burnett in A Lady of Quality.The tocsin, by order, is pealing madly from all steeples.ndash;Thomas Carlyle in The French Revolution, A History.The young Harrogate was left behind for a moment emptying a glass of white wine and lighting a cigarette, as the beauty retired with the banker, the courier and the poet, distributing peals of silvery satire.ndash;G.K. Chesterton in The Wisdom of Father Brown.And her answer pealed out with tender certainty.ndash;Marie Corelli in The Life Everlasting.

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