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  • In my agitation I stole a cautious glance from the taff-rail of my eye and saw a white figure standing hesitantly by the door, in an appalled and embarrassed silence.

    Plum Pudding Of Divers Ingredients, Discreetly Blended & Seasoned

  • Virgil was not satisfied with the old-fashioned method of stumping the country from the taff-rail of a Pullman car, and insisted on strapping Bleak into the cockpit of a biplane and flying him from city to city.

    In the Sweet Dry and Dry

  • Lingard stood by the taff-rail listening, with a pleased smile till the Flash began to draw close to the only other vessel in the anchorage.

    An Outcast Of The Islands

  • "Just look at that child, Isabel!" said a tall, bronzed gentleman who was leaning over the taff-rail.

    Captain January

  • Leaning upon the shattered taff-rail they seemed to be conversing together as quietly and unconcernedly as though they were unconscious of the deadly peril which surrounded them.

    The Mystery of Cloomber

  • "It will be delightful to talk again to somebody who has seen a picture and read a book," he said, leaning over the taff-rail of the steamer.

    Sister Teresa

  • He used to make for me tiny little three-masted ships, about six inches long, with all the rigging complete; they were named after the famous American clippers of the day, and he painted microscopic American flags to hoist over the taff-rail.

    Hawthorne and His Circle

  • About dusk I was standing aft, leaning against the taff-rail, when

    A Bid for Fortune or Dr. Nikola's Vendetta

  • Paddy lolled on the taff-rail near the wheel, which was held by an immense half-breed, who leant back and carried on a desultory, familiar conversation with his skipper; the rest of the crew were scattered about the decks, apparently doing what they liked in any manner they chose.

    The Cruise of the Cachalot Round the World After Sperm Whales

  • He stood on the taff-rail with a revolver in hand, his two mates with muskets, the cook with a huge tormentor, and the crew with handspikes.

    Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War

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