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  • And from the square and the neighboring streets, through the open door whereat the civil porter moves to and fro, come the sounds of vehicles and men, in all gradations, some from near and some from far, but mellowed by the time they reach this backstanding lordly mansion.

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  • First he seemed to be backstanding Nell, the pointer; that is, when she set, he advanced slightly in front of Tom and set, too.

    Frank of Freedom Hill

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  • Like this.

    July 26, 2010

  • One bird standing on the back of another, as has been observed in Harris's hawk.

    July 24, 2010