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  • Inside, in a cramped dark conduit on deck 64, a torch-beam shone between the close-pressed faces of John and Elizabeth Nightingale.

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  • Inside, in a cramped dark conduit on deck 64, a torch-beam shone between the close-pressed faces of John and Elizabeth Nightingale.

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  • I did half an hour of the new, pointless swimming I do - no moving the legs from the hips, so either breaststroke with my ankles crossed and my legs trailing behind me, or a kind of doggie paddle with my feet flippering around, legs bending from close-pressed knees.

    Can't sleep, god knows what might happen

  • The mouth was a thin slash and twisted, the lips close-pressed, as if trying to hold in a shout of glee.

    A Heritage of Stars

  • The close-pressed leaves, unloosed for many an age,

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 21, July, 1859

  • She gave a little forward movement, then before I had completed calling out her name, like a flash she changed, her brows were knit, her lips close-pressed, and all her face, save for the shameful red sign on her cheeks, was very white.

    Stage Confidences

  • All the light faded from her face and very quietly she lay down upon her pillow, her lips close-pressed, her eyes closed; but she could not hide the shining of the tears that squeezed between her short, thick lashes and clung to them.

    Stage Confidences

  • The color flushed her pale face when their cries of loyalty arose, and she turned and took the little Prince of Galilee from her Eccellenza, the Royal Governess the Dama Margherita de Iblin, holding him high, close-pressed to her cheek for all the people to see, with a great glory of mother-love in her shining eyes.

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  • For answer she drew him in by the sleeve and on the jouncing off of the cab was in her mother's arms, covering her cheeks with close-pressed, audible kisses, and, after the inexplicable manner of women, both of them crying.

    Star-Dust

  • I watched him writing with all the semblance and precision of a machine, except for a half-smile that sometimes flickered upon his close-pressed lips.

    In the Claws of the German Eagle

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