church-steeple love


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  • I close my church-steeple fingers and take a deep breath.

    Smile for the Camera

  • He lays his hand on top of my church-steeple fingers.

    Smile for the Camera

  • “Amen!” said Mercurius, as, suddenly, coming behind, he seized Ignatius by his long beard, and flew up with him to the top of the church-steeple.

    The Paris Sketch Book

  • Bless us! how I used to long for the wooden magpie in the “Gazzylarder” to fly up to the top of the church-steeple, with the silver spoons, and see the chaps with the pitchforks come in and carry off that wicked Don June.

    Cox's Diary

  • The nasal bones met at a church-steeple angle along the midline.

    Break No Bones

  • I cast many a longing, lingering look on the little church-steeple, and those hospitable friendly roofs, where, all that morning, I had found myself so perfectly at home.

    Travels in England in 1782

  • And as to people saying a few idle words about us, we must not mind that, any more than the old church-steeple minds the rooks cawing about it.

    Adam Bede

  • Once a year a grand match was held, under the patronage of some saint, to whose church-steeple was affixed the bird, or semblance of a bird, to be hit by the victor.

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • At least one of them, the fool of François I, is supposed to have been truly witless, and the famous fool of Sir Thomas More had suffered brain damage as the result of a fall from a church-steeple; but most of them were men of normal intelligence who found it profitable to adopt motley for its ability to amuse


  • But while we were yet there, it happened one day that our watch called the sentinel, upon the church-steeple, had discovered in the sea

    Summarie and true discourse of Sir Frances Drakes West Indian voyage


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