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  • On board they climbed, warriors ready; waves were churning sea with sand; the sailors bore on the breast of the bark their bright array, their mail and weapons: the men pushed off, on its willing way, the well-braced craft.

    Beowulf, translated by Francis Gummere

  • These filaments should be well-braced transversely and each should carry its proportionate part of the total load, parallel to the longitudinal axis, transmitting it eventually to the articular surface, and in a direction perpendicular to that surface.

    II. Osteology. 6c. 3. The Femur

  • As the two friends tramped the little path at the foot of the bluff, or waded, with legs well-braced, the tumbling torrent, and sent their flies hither and yon across the boiling flood to be snatched by the strong-hearted denizens of the stream, Dan felt the life and freshness and strength of God's good world entering into his being.

    The Calling of Dan Matthews

  • In every respect the machine was a duplicate of some great insect, except that instead of legs it had well-braced rollers.

    The Blind Spot

  • The whole cab rattled, the great locomotive lurched, and a white smother hurtled under the lamp glare, until once more the motion grew even, and we could feel the well-braced frame of iron and steel leap forward beneath us.

    Lorimer of the Northwest

  • Keene, cool and well-braced, met him with a heavy blow in the chest.

    The Blue Flower

  • His figure too, well-braced and upright, with the back of the head carried like a soldier's, confirmed the impression, not so much of self-sufficiency, as of the sufficiency of his habits of life and thought.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • Byron could sleep on the deck of a sailing vessel wrapped in his cloak and feel none the worse for it; his well-braced mind and aspiring spirit soared above all bodily discomforts; his thoughts were engrossed with the mighty teachings of time; he was able to lose himself in glorious reveries on the lessons of the past and the possibilities of the future; the attitude of the inspired

    Ziska

  • Now this was not strictly true; but that something about the young man -- that hyperborean crispness, stringency, and charm, as of a well-braced musical instrument, which had awakened the interest of Henchard, and of Elizabeth-Jane and of the Three Mariners 'jovial crew, at sight, made his unexpected presence here attractive to Lucetta.

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

  • Now this was not strictly true; but that something about the young man -- that hyperborean crispness, stringency, and charm, as of a well-braced musical instrument, which had awakened the interest of

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

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