Reentering: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature ReelingShe fell, reeling, on one side.ndash;Grant Allen in The British Barbarians.This time we were better supplied with sounding tackle two reels of thread, a marlinspike, and our geological hammer.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.He reeled, stumbled, and collapsed on his knees.ndash;Marion Polk Angellotti in The Firefly Of France.Then might ye see the reeling vessels split, And tottering sink into the ruthless flood, Until their lofty tops were seen no more.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in King Edward the Third.Such terror smote the dames, that bent to fly, When in their ears the deafening horn was wound, Not only they the gate unguarded left, But from the circus reeled, of wit bereft.ndash;Ludovico Ariosto in Orlando Furioso.She readily accepted the proposal of Nina to become their teacher, and wished to receive no more for the service than what she could now earn by reeling silk.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Heart-Histories and Life-Pictures.I have been able to give two reels to each family and to keep some in reserve.ndash;K.M. Barrow in Three Years in Tristan da Cunha.Meanwhile he wedged himself into the cushions of the reeling car and urged his driver to more speed.ndash;Rex Beach in The Auction Block.In the interval before dinner, accordingly, Boswell reeled off the names of several divines whose prose might or might not win commendation. `Atterbury?' he suggested.ndash;Max Beerbohm in And Even Now.Uncle Ben came reeling in, not from any power of liquor, but because he was stiff from horseback, and weak from work and worry.ndash;R.D. Blackmore in Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor.
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