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  • He was shown into a little seven-by-nine sanctum, where Greeley sat, with his head close down to his paper, scribbling away at a rapid rate.

    The True Citizen, How to Become One

  • Large Gothic windows of the Henry VIII. shape are filled with seven-by-nine glass, and afford relief to the solid walls of stone and stucco that have so well survived the ravages of nearly half a century, though the iron rust streaking the exterior, the moss-grown shingles, the wasps 'nests under the eaves, and the two immense chimneys already tottering to their fall, give evidence of approaching ruin.

    Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880 of Popular Literature and Science

  • On the march hither we passed a little, contemptible, tumble-down, seven-by-nine frame school-house.

    The Citizen-Soldier or, Memoirs of a Volunteer

  • In those seven-by-nine towns, all the sap dries out of men, and before they are forty they begin to rattle around like peas in a p-p-pod.

    The Redemption of David Corson

  • Bronson -- president of the First National now -- had opened up a little seven-by-nine bank in a tin-covered wooden shack that I'd passed a dozen times a day an 'hadn't even looked into.

    The Challenge of the North

  • "It's a shame," growled Horner, "to keep a critter like that shut up in a seven-by-nine chicken-pen!"

    Kings in Exile

  • The water was frozen, the floor like ice, the seven-by-nine glass frosted so that he couldn't see to comb his hair.

    Other Main-Travelled Roads

  • They did not know much about oxygen, whatever other ` ` gin '' they might have been acquainted with; and consequently, they built their houses with little seven-by-nine feet bedrooms, and these good old pious Puritans would lock themselves up in one of these cells, say their prayers and go to bed.

    Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum

  • He looked so funny standing there on his little seven-by-nine world, like a clown on a performing ball, that, despite my terrible situation, I shook my sides with laughter.

    Other Worlds Their Nature, Possibilities and Habitability in the Light of the Latest Discoveries

  • Three churches represented, and enough persons decently to fill a little seven-by-nine log school-house.

    Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler

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