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  • The wind around the many-cornered old farmhouse was full of wails and sobs.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903

  • With its queer, red-tiled roofs, pitched at every possible slope, white, rough-cast, many-cornered walls, green storm-shutters, lattice windows of many sorts and sizes, Brodrick's house had all the brilliant eccentricity of the twentieth century.

    The Creators A Comedy

  • She fled candle in hand up the wide, many-cornered stairs; Gerald might be already in the bedroom, ... drunk!

    The Old Wives' Tale

  • As she noted the marks made by its passage down the steps, the unhappy vision rose before her of the judge, immaculate in attire and unaccustomed of hand, tugging at this bed and alternately pushing and pulling it by main strength down this contracted, many-cornered staircase.

    Dark Hollow

  • Todd, arrived leaky in Bombay harbor; and there were stacks of newsboys asleep on the boilers, fighting in their dreams for the possession of a fragment of a many-cornered blanket.

    Campaigns of a Non-Combatant, and His Romaunt Abroad During the War

  • Baer was also the first to observe what is known as the segmentation sphere of the vertebrate; that is to say, the round vesicle which first develops out of the impregnated ovum, and the thin wall of which is made up of a single layer of regular, polygonal (many-cornered) cells (see the illustration in Chapter 1.12).

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 1

  • Then we proceeded to pay a visit to my class-master, who was the exact opposite of the director: a slight, many-cornered little man, with long hair brushed back, smooth shaved face, and such a thin, sweet voice that one might have taken every word of his as a supplication.

    Debts of Honor

  • I went across a narrow stone passage into a strange, many-cornered room, not ten feet in area, part study, part counting house, looking into the farm-yard; with a desk to sit at, a desk to stand at, a Spittoon,

    Cousin Phillis

  • Madame Jules; an occupation equivalent to that of trying to arrange the many-cornered bits of a Chinese puzzle without possessing the key to the game.

    The Thirteen

  • The old, many-cornered, and gloomy arrangement of the house was, moreover, adapted to awaken dread and terror in childish minds.

    Autobiography: Truth and Fiction Relating to My Life

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