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  • Hall climbed to the ridge-pole to repeat his warning that Billy must keep away from his wood-pile.

    CHAPTER IX

  • "Don't let me catch you around my wood-pile, that's all," he threatened.

    CHAPTER IX

  • "My wood-pile is my castle, and you've got to understand that."

    CHAPTER IX

  • From thence the tortuous shoots straggled to the wall, clutched it, and ran the whole length of the house, ending near the wood-pile, where the logs were ranged with as much precision as the books in a library.

    Eug´┐Żnie Grandet

  • I heard more men coming, my cook was lying quiet on the other side of the counter, stunned or scared speechless, and I had to make another dash for it, like a rabbit hunted out of a wood-pile.

    The Invisible Man

  • Fogs and rains and warmer suns are gradually melting the snow; the days have grown sensibly longer; and I see how I shall get through the winter without adding to my wood-pile, for large fires are no longer necessary.

    Walden

  • You may tell by looking at any twig of the forest, ay, at your very wood-pile, whether its winter is past or not.

    Walden

  • When the ground was not yet quite covered, and again near the end of winter, when the snow was melted on my south hillside and about my wood-pile, the partridges came out of the woods morning and evening to feed there.

    Walden

  • Every man looks at his wood-pile with a kind of affection.

    Walden

  • One day when I went out to my wood-pile, or rather my pile of stumps, I observed two large ants, the one red, the other much larger, nearly half an inch long, and black, fiercely contending with one another.

    Walden

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