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  • In all this time Prophetstown's been a-growing there across the Wobbish from Vigor Church, has any Red so much as stole a thing from you?

    He Don't Know Him

  • The case therefore adds to a-growing mound of credible allegations-that public integrity prosecutors violated the law by suppressing exculpatory evidence and engaged in unethical and possibly illegal conduct in pursuit of their claims.

    Sexual Blackmail in the Siegelman Case?

  • Somewhere, some time, someone had to plant a seed and day by day that tree has been a-growing so there's no all of a sudden.

    OH! Canada

  • She felt happy in the little lonely cot, and her heart had gone out to the sweet meadow-land, and she loved it after all the trouble of the water; and herseemed that even now, in the dusk a-growing into dark, it loved and caressed her.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • And being able to hear them all at once and to know that the sounds you're making are the sounds that everyone's making. (soundbite of I Hear Them All) Mr. SECOR: (Singing) So while you sit and whistle Dixie with your money and your power, I can hear the flowers a-growing in the rubble of the towers.

    Old Crow Medicine Show Revives Traveling Tradition

  • And the blackberries a-growing, but I cross it like a cart-path in the woods.

    Walden

  • I used to help him when I was a-growing up around here, when he was down in, they used to call it

    Oral History Interview with Murphy Yomen Sigmon, July 27, 1979. Interview H-0142. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • Yes, they are scraped clean, carefully tended, pretty, all a-blowing and a-growing; but unreal.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • You may buy books at any time with money, but you cannot make a library like one that has been a century or two a-growing, though you had the whole national debt to do it with.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • But no, you threw down the square blocks that Amy had laid with so much care; you spread the dung of deception over the dying seeds, and by the help of the unnatural heat which this foulness generated, brooding down from above, you sprouted the germs of untruth in the boy's soul, and set a-growing plants whose roots run down into hell!

    The Evolution of Dodd

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