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  • v. leave suddenly and as if in a hurry


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  • As we came to camp, and the shade of the heavy trees cool as a pool, I took the bolt out of the Springfield and handed the rifle, boltless, to M’Cola without speaking or looking at him.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • I’d think about how the card could be the end of us living in the Marcuses’ house, and I’d want to bolt out of Eckerd’s right then, no matter what Mrs. Stuldy wanted.

    The House on the Gulf

  • This would give him a chance to bolt out by the dining-room windows and up the track to the wool-shed.

    Died in the Wool

  • For even as the killing zone ceased to be the scene of fighting and the last Red Army infantry (along with Tursov in his T72), screened by smoke, made a bolt out of Iffezheim (thus, to some extent, relieving HQ 4 CMBG and 3 RCR of some part of the concern they each felt for those combat teams almost cut off in Blickheim and Mendel), a new Warning Order was sent personally by radio from Commander VII (US) Corps to the Commander 4 CMBG:

    First Clash

  • She could have her own door to the outside as well, and he would cozen a bolt out of Freeman for his side of the communicating door.

    Morgan’s Run


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