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  • A few days later when spot, my hound and a lab that ran with them didn't show up, I went a-looking.

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  • I'm just the kind of guy who, when he doesn't see something where it ought to be, goes a-looking.

    C'mon, show a little bone, will ya?

  • It appears that one of the younger gals, a-looking out of the bed-rum window, had seen my master come in, and coming down to tea half an hour afterwards, said so in a cussary way.

    The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush

  • ‘He had got it in his mind that ’twere a funeral, and I found him wandering about the cemetery a-looking for us.

    Two on a Tower

  • I went a-looking for meaty game blogs a few months ago and found you; now I stop by almost daily.

    Feedburner developing

  • Past the fringe of the curtain, and behind it too, her soft bright eyes were a-looking here and there for the first to come in of her children.

    Erema

  • ‘Dear sister,’ says he, ‘I am very lazy; do step to my closet and fetch my flute; it lies in such a drawer,’ naming a place where he was sure it was not, that she might be a little while a-looking for it.

    Moll Flanders

  • And him like a viper a-looking at me — more like a viper than a human boy.

    The History of Mr. Polly

  • I stood a-looking at him; he set there a-looking at me, with his chair tilted back a little.

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

  • Doc went a-looking for Red to check up on him, and found him lying by the trailer.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

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