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  • n. Plural form of bounding.


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  • And the Beast – Man did be upon me with two quick boundings; and I stood up to the Man, and it made no sound or cry as it came at me; and there did a great froth of brute anger and intent come from the mouth of it, and the teeth came down on each side of the mouth, very great and sharp.

    The Night Land

  • And, in verity, there did be one of the monsters that came upward over certain rocks that were to my rearward; and surely it to have been stayed hid there, or resting, and to have heard us or to have smelled us; but anywise then to have knowledge of us, and to come with low and brutish heavy boundings, very lumbersome, after us.

    The Night Land

  • Whether the boundings on the trajectories (existence and metrics of attractor(s)) are sufficiently small to meaningfully speak of an “average” trajectory remains to be shown and we are far , very far from it .

    Exponential Growth in Physical Systems #2 « Climate Audit

  • As my business is not to lay out the geographical situation of places, I say nothing of the buttings and boundings of this county.

    A Tour through the Eastern Counties of England, 1722

  • Night came, and Passepartout re-entered the native quarter, where he wandered through the streets, lit by vari-coloured lanterns, looking on at the dancers, who were executing skilful steps and boundings, and the astrologers who stood in the open air with their telescopes.

    Around the World in 80 Days

  • Yet there was so much sweetness and docility about Clara, that your admiration was excited; and if the moods of mind are calculated to paint the cheek with beauty, and endow motions with grace, surely her contemplations must have been celestial; since every lineament was moulded into loveliness, and her motions were more harmonious than the elegant boundings of the fawns of her native forest.

    The Last Man

  • Their cavalry and chariots of war filled the interjacent field with great tumult and boundings to and fro.

    The Reign of Tiberius, Out of the First Six Annals of Tacitus; With His Account of Germany, and Life of Agricola

  • Their mighty multitude, hampered in narrow places, could not push nor recover their long spears, nor practise in a close combat their usual boundings and velocity of limbs.

    The Reign of Tiberius, Out of the First Six Annals of Tacitus; With His Account of Germany, and Life of Agricola

  • Mae stood an instant so still that the heavy breaths of the two men were distinctly audible, the passionate boundings of Bero's pulse, the long, deep throbs of Norman's heart.

    Mae Madden

  • It is good sometimes to behold the joy of mere brute freedom -- the boundings of the noble horse freed from his stable and his halter -- the glad homeward flight of the bird from its cage -- but here was besides the rational joy of a heaven-born nature.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus


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