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  • Then there was no immortality, and Bert, wild and crazy Bert, falling at her front gate with his foolish death-cry, was right.

    CHAPTER XV

  • Sometimes, when a soft southland dog went down, shrieking its death-cry under the fangs of the pack, this man would be unable to contain himself, and would leap into the air and cry out with delight.

    The Mad God

  •  Deafened by the pain of his loss, he did not hear the cries and shouts and gasps of the onlookers and his fellow victims; instead, over and over the shearing sound of the Chevy's assault screeched through his soul like the death-cry of Erichthonius.

    Another Metamorphosis: A Moral Tale about Obsession

  • No deer ever bounded with a wilder start at the voice of Roswal than did Sir Kenneth at what he feared was the death-cry of that noble hound, from whom no ordinary injury could have extracted even the slightest acknowledgment of pain.

    The Talisman

  • “Five thousand” was the death-cry of his pecuniary suicide.

    No Name

  • The elder Cato, a master in the matters of tillage and slaves, was amazed at it ninety-two years later, and the death-cry which he repeated continually at Rome was but the exclamation of jealous greed.

    Salammbo

  • So different from the beak-like friction of Aphrodite of the foam, the friction which flares out in circles of phosphorescent ecstasy, to the last wild spasm which utters the involuntary cry, like a death-cry, the final love-cry.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • A death-cry on darkened stairs was nothing unusual.

    Rogues In The House

  • Mind racing, Dalamar tried to remember if he'd heard the sound of the cleric's death-cry in all the fighting.

    Dalamar the Dark

  • His death-cry made all other sounds seem like a hush.

    Conan and The Mists of Door

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