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  • Italian had come to the string-piece, and was watching the embarkation.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman or Making Good

  • "Oh, we've really started!" cried Sue, as she saw the open water between the rail and the string-piece of the wharf.

    Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Christmas Tree Cove

  • I would at any time have freely given ten cents for the privilege of overhauling old broad-beam's carpet-bag, which he always placed before him on the string-piece, with a view, I suppose, of frustrating anything like a guerrilla plunder-movement upon his widely extended rear.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 07, No. 40, February, 1861

  • For there was no craft tied to the string-piece, where he had fastened his motor-boat.

    Tom Swift and His Motor-Boat, or, the Rivals of Lake Carlopa

  • A few youthful couples, boy by girl and girl by boy, sat on the string-piece and whispered, or bandied fun with those other lovers who patrolled the flooring of the wharf.

    Different Girls

  • At the far end of the pier some young men and women waltzed, while a lad on the string-piece played for them on his mouth-organ.

    Different Girls

  • The wharf to which our couple strolled was a mere flooring above the water, edged with a stout string-piece, which formed a bench for the mothers.

    Different Girls

  • They were there in groups, some seated on the string-piece with babes in arms or with perambulators before them, and others, facing these, standing and joining in the gossip, and swaying to and fro to soothe their little ones.

    Different Girls

  • Steamboat leaves wharf-twenty-two feet out in stream, when_ JENKINS _reaches string-piece.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 17, July 23, 1870

  • There were decrepit boats drawn up on the narrow beach; there were several decaying shacks bordering on the dock itself; and along the string-piece of the wharf roosted a row of "humans" that were the opposite of ornamental.

    Janice Day at Poketown

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