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  • Tweedledum had dropped his somewhere, I'd heard them spilling all over the shop, so now I went panting on all fours in quest of them, lost my bearings altogether, fell into the fireplace, struggled out coated in dead ash, fetched my head a shattering crash on a chair-leg, and only found the scattered matches when I knelt on them.

    Watershed

  • The more times she manages to snatch a jawful of a forbidden substance – a chair-leg, a pillow, a running shoe – the more readily she’ll target those items in future.

    World Chewing | Surveillance

  • Jon notes the arrest of two police officers in London who shot a man carrying a chair-leg in a bag (they'd been told it was a shotgun).

    Archive 2005-06-05

  • Do you not see he has taken it for granted that all men proceed to conceal a letter, — not exactly in a gimlet-hole bored in a chair-leg — but, at least, in some hole or corner suggested by the same tenor of thought which would urge a man to secrete a letter in a gimlet-hole bored in a chair-leg?

    The Purloined Letter

  • Black Joe took his eyes off me for an instant, possibly to contradict her, and I seized the opportunity to lash him across the knee with a broken chair-leg.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • Then he heard the rasp of a chair-leg against the floor, and looked up shocked to see Parmenion seated before him.

    Lion Of Macedon

  • "If I'd known you were going to be prospecting up there, Claudio, I would have wiped my ass with a chair-leg last time I took a dump," Eddie said mildly.

    The Drawing of the Three

  • I got up, timing it so that as her waitress reached the table I was there too, pressing my way through the people towards the dance-floor and catching my foot on a chair-leg.

    The Mandarin Cypher

  • Exerting all his strength he struck numbly, mechanically, desperately with the chair-leg.

    My Shipmate—Columbus

  • And Danny drove under them with the chair-leg, jabbing the tip of it against the man's enormous middle.

    My Shipmate—Columbus

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