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  • He even had time to load and fire again, when the light-limbed Olotoraca bounded forward, ran up the glacis, leaped the unfinished ditch, and drove his pike through the Spaniard from breast to back.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • A light-limbed youth, with sloping shoulders, had thrown a loaf away when coming up to the trenches.

    The Red Horizon

  • Here, however, it was MacIan's turn to have the advantage; for, though less light-limbed and feline, he was longer and stronger in the arms.

    The Ball and the Cross

  • This "weak society" was the new company recruited by William Collier for Drury Lane Theatre, and wherein could be found, in addition to the light-limbed Hester, such players as her adoring swain, Barton Booth,

    The Palmy Days of Nance Oldfield

  • Some masters desired work horses, and kept the heavy, muscular, stout-limbed animals; others desired riding and driving horses, so they saved for their use the light-limbed, angular horses that had endurance and mettle.

    Agriculture for Beginners Revised Edition

  • Another developed along a line parallel to that of the horse, and herds of these light-limbed and swift-footed running rhinoceroses ranged the

    The Elements of Geology

  • It is not given to all men to be light-brained, light-limbed, light-fingered.

    A Book of Scoundrels

  • I recognized the man as Godfrey Cradlebow, the handsome fiddler's father, and the boy was none other than the imp whose eyes, scorching and defiant now, had first sent mocking glances back at me while their light-limbed owner kicked out a jaunty rigadoon from under the encircling folds of his sacerdotal vestments.

    Cape Cod Folks

  • Irene flitted in front, light-limbed and agile, humming gaily a verse of some song, but breaking off in the midst to ask Captain Stump not to be very angry if she brought a party of invaders to his tiny domain.

    The Wheel O' Fortune

  • Were these light-limbed, dark-eyed maidens under his eyes touched with this new anarchy?

    Delia Blanchflower

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