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  • When I did, I found him by the banks of the small, swift-running stream that skirts the village, quite alone.

    Duet « A Fly in Amber

  • Eliza went to the door and had a look, taking the precaution of putting on her boots first, which was a good thing; the path outside was no longer a path but a small, swift-running river, channelling its way through the rough ground on its way downhill.

    You Don't Take Names

  • In the background, Jesse and Ruth and Kate were turning somersaults on the grass, their tanned bodies netted with the sunlight shining through a tree, the river cold and rock-bottomed and swift-running behind them.

    Rain Gods

  • But Carrington realized that his infantrymen were no match for the slippery Indians on their swift-running horses.

    THE AMERICAN WEST

  • Past this strip of woodland lay open ground stretching all the way to the river's edge, which was here steep because of the way the swift-running current cut under the land.

    Spirit Gate

  • Masters of the conciliatory phrase and cunning proclamation those swift-running, sharp-toothed warriors might be, but when words failed them, Lwo-Dvuum knew that they would not hesitate to butcher any who stood in their way.

    Sliding Scales

  • Godric had built his hermitage in the long, tight curve of the river Wear, in a small clearing among the thick-grown trees, and except when visitors came deliberately aside from the road to Durham there was only the sound of the swift-running water and the whispering of trees.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • Hunting behind swift-running packs of dogs turned him into a superb horseman, which confirmed his suitability to command cavalry troops.

    The Pawprints of History

  • Their path converged with a small and narrow, swift-running stream.

    The Burning City

  • The swift-running steaming rivers of that region dumped their warm and silty waters into this channel, which created near-permanent mists and fogs that cloaked an ever-changing shoreline of shoals and shallows.

    The Mad Ship

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