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  • Frona broke in, pointing to the tip of an amber mouth-piece which projected from Vance's outside breast-pocket.

    CHAPTER 14

  • So it was, when Martin arrived later in the day, that he kept her present in his breast-pocket, deferring the giving of it to a more propitious occasion.

    Chapter 35

  • First was the self-appointed champion of the Constitution, brandishing his breast-pocket copy of the government's foundational document on the Senate floor while inveighing against usurpation of the Senate's powers by the executive branch.

    Robert Byrd, Longest-Serving U.S. Senator, Dies at 92

  • Snyder removed a small, leather-bound book from his breast-pocket and consulted it.

    red dust

  • [He takes a thick pocket-book from his breast-pocket, opens it, and displays a packet of papers.]

    An Enemy of the People

  • Then he sought in his breast-pocket and, finding a dinar of those given to him by the merchant at Bulak, handed it to one of the gatekeepers, saying,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • He tapped Vendale lightly over the breast-pocket of his coat and led the way to the door.

    No Thoroughfare

  • He carried his papers in a leather case or pocket-book, in an inner breast-pocket of his buttoned travelling-coat; and whatever he dreamed of, in the lethargy that got possession of him, something importunate in those papers called him out of that dream, though he could not wake from it.

    No Thoroughfare

  • And he held out to Monsieur de Granville three letters, which he took out of his breast-pocket.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • He drew from his breast-pocket a sheet of paper and unfolded it, when it was observable that a seal dangled from the bottom.

    A Changed Man

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