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  • In one of the Custom-house warehouses were piled a quantity of things that had to go on board: no less than 400 bundles of dried fish, all our ski and sledging outfit, a waggon-load of timber, etc.

    The South Pole~ On the Way to the South

  • Periclymenus, son of the ocean-god, stayed his wild career, heaving on his head a waggon-load of stone, even the coping torn from the battlements; and it shattered his head with the hair and crashed through the sutures of the skull, dabbling with blood his cheek just showing manhood's flush; and never shall he go back alive to his fair archer-mother, the maid of

    The Phoenissae

  • That odious Mr. Wapshot was with them; and I left him seeing the last waggon-load from the door.

    The Great Hoggarty Diamond

  • One morning a man who accompanied a waggon-load of potatoes gazed rather hard at the house-fronts as he passed, and with a curious emotion she thought his form was familiar to her.

    Life's Little Ironies

  • Given, then, our new polity, with its new waggon-load of laws, what headmarks must we look for in the life?

    Lay Morals

  • Mr and Mrs John Harmon had so timed their taking possession of their rightful name and their London house, that the event befel on the very day when the last waggon-load of the last Mound was driven out at the gates of

    Our Mutual Friend

  • In an hour, a waggon-load of bricks left Ouman, drawn by two sorry nags.

    Taras Bulba and Other Tales

  • The schools of herring attempting to ascend the river are here unable to overcome the swiftness of the current and are caught in large quantities by the rude seines and nets of the neighbouring fishermen, a waggon-load sometimes being caught in a few hours.

    Neville Trueman, the Pioneer Preacher : a tale of the war of 1812

  • As she must take little Johnny S. and her own maid, and another to help in bathings, and look after the child, it is quite a nomad eruption and waggon-load of Scythians.

    Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman

  • "Only a second ago we were enthroned in a castle of golden coins and precious stones, and now, without any sort of warning whatever, we are standing upon the top of a waggon-load of newly-mown hay."

    The Tale of Lal A Fantasy

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