night-prowling love

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  • When nine years of age he ran away to the hills, where he flourished, night-prowling, for seven weeks before he was discovered and brought home.

    When the World Was Young

  • The description of the night-prowling shyster lawyer, whose forehead is covered with sebaceous wens, is the very acme of propriety; our first meeting; with the poet Eumolpus is a beautiful study in background and perspective.

    Satyricon

  • But while, with my face savagely convulsed in a frown, I was meditating nothing but bloodshed and slaughter, and was continually clapping my hand to the hilt of my sword, which I had consecrated to this, I was observed by a soldier, that is, he either was a real soldier, or else he was some night-prowling thug, who challenged me.

    Satyricon

  • But Alice always came promptly when called after dark; neither she nor her brother was a night-prowling creature.

    While Other People Sleep

  • At his side, in the dark garb of a night-prowling spy, stood Counselor Svoretta.

    Conan The Warlord

  • When one stumbles on the nest of a Quail, Meadowlark, or Oven-bird, it is well not to approach it closely, because all over the country many night-prowling animals have the habit of following by scent the footsteps of any one who has lately gone along through the woods or across the fields.

    The Bird Study Book

  • Owls made their nests in the upper part of the building, as the party found, much to the girls 'excitement when a huge, spread-winged creature dived out of a window and went "whish! whish! whish!" off through the long grass, to hunt for mice or other small, night-prowling creatures.

    Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures Or, Helping the Dormitory Fund

  • It was a night-prowling owl of the name of Chandraka of sharp beaks.

    The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 3 Books 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12

  • It runs not alone through the man family, but every other animal as well, from the broken-hearted bird which sits on the nearby limb, and sees the wreck of her home by the ravages of a night-prowling marauder, to the squalidest of human beings, turning their backs forever on the mud-hut that had once sheltered them.

    The Bishop of Cottontown A Story of the Southern Cotton Mills

  • The thought of night-prowling creatures disturbed him somewhat; no-one knew for sure yet what, if anything, lived in these thick, isolated jungles.

    A Choice of Miracles

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