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  • Imagine how fiercely they dip the cups, the life of their arms, the falling, how the horse's throat-deep, rhythmic sighs, and the vapory mist of each dipper's breath step forth, take their shapes, and are gone.

    As long as we're on poetry

  • "Proust in Love traces the cookie dipper's oeuvre as an exorcism of his erotic illusions," says Rhonda Lieberman in BookForum: Proust is revealed as a man agonizingly caught between the constant fear of public exposure as a homosexual and the need to find and express love.

    Proustmania

  • Johnny Rotten's use of the effect in a context far removed from the sentimentality of the 'big dipper' can be heard as either shifting it into the area of geno-song, so it no longer functions expressively, or as overturning the connotations which the effect has within the big dipper's pheno-song, as satirizing or ridiculing them.

    FallNet - Riot Grrls fronted by fit'n'working again bloke on loudhailer

  • "Me dipper's leakin ', Mick," sez I; "me leg is bit in two."

    'Hello, Soldier!' Khaki Verse

  • Shod with tall rubber boots, the writer waded close up to the foot of the falls in search of the dipper's nest, which was set in a cleft of the rocks a few inches above the water, in the little shadowed cavern at the left of the stream.

    Birds of the Rockies

  • Perhaps the most interesting dipper's nest I found was one at the celebrated Seven Falls in the south Cheyenne CaƱon.

    Birds of the Rockies

  • However, with a fairly even first half, Liverpool bossed the second, with United more than happy to roll over and react to the dipper's attacks, rather than initiate many of our own.

    Soccer Blogs - latest posts

  • It was not to be expected that three boys fresh from school could pass that falling stream without leaping from rock to rock, and penetrating a hundred yards inland, to see if we could find a dipper's nest, for one of the little cock-tailed blackbirds gave us a glimpse of his white collar as he dropped upon a stone, and then walked into a pool, in whose clear depths we could see him scudding about after the insects at the bottom, and seeming to fly through the water as he beat his little rounded wings using them as a fish does fins.

    Devon Boys A Tale of the North Shore

  • "Scuttle-butt's for'ard an 'the dipper's alongside.

    Captains Courageous

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