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  • Pacific Railroad; and then for twelve miles followed the windings of the Truckee River, a clear, rushing, mountain stream, in which immense pine logs had gone aground not to be floated off till the next freshet, a loud-tongued, rollicking stream of ice-cold water, on whose banks no ferns or trailers hang, and which leaves no greenness along its turbulent progress.

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • The bribes, fines, indictments, and loud-tongued avocats du roi made no impression; Philipon repaired the defeat of

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • Against its dewy greenness the beach shone like coarse gold, and its slow silver river lingered lovingly, as though loth to leave it, and be merged in the reckless loud-tongued Pacific.

    The Hawaiian Archipelago

  • Leaving this beautiful river we crossed a spur of a hill, where all the trees were matted together by a very fragrant white honeysuckle, and came down upon an open valley where a quiet stream joins the loud-tongued

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • When I say, for example, that "the caravan of loud-tongued (крикливых) geese stretched (тянулся) toward the south," it is almost as literally accurate as and a good deal more poetically vivid than Nabokov's "the caravan of clamorous geese was tending southward."

    The Strange Case of Pushkin and Nabokov

  • Mr. Wilson is no such critic, but his comment on Nabokov's strictures on his own translation, which has been mentioned above, points up this unfortunate practise: "When I say, for example, that 'the caravan of loud-tongued geese stretched toward the south' it is almost as literally accurate as and a good deal more poetically vivid than Nabokov's 'the caravan of clamorous geese was tending southward."'…

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  • During the chase my weapons, with the exception of the pivot gun, were altogether useless, but I kept a couple of sweeps ahead and a couple astern to play the schooner, and employed that loud-tongued instrument as the foe approached.

    Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver

  • Bastianini had made, and which had been known to all artistic Florence, and the authorities at the Louvre were duly certified by many a loud-tongued informer that they had been gulled.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876

  • So loud-tongued were they in their loyalty, with such imprudence did they drink toasts to their Majesties and the success of the undertaking, that Calvert, himself so calm and silent, was both disgusted and alarmed.

    Calvert of Strathore

  • It's a pretty condition of things when we can't go on with our businesses without being interfered with by mobs of ignorant fools incited by loud-tongued agitators.

    The Workingman's Paradise An Australian Labour Novel

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