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  • I tromped through them mountains follerin 'cricks an' crossin 'divides.

    Prairie Flowers

  • Me frind Doheny, what used to be at Deerin 'Sthreet, have got on th' crossin 'an' they've planted him down be th 'Audjitooroom.

    Mr. Dooley: In the Hearts of His Countrymen

  • Gran'ma Mullins got a gnat in her eye an 'Hiram walked way back to town for a flaxseed to put in it to get the gnat out, an' crossin 'the bridge he sneezed an' the flaxseed just disappeared completely, an 'Lucy would n't let him go back again, so all she could do was to keep a-rubbin' till finally she rubbed it out.

    Susan Clegg and a Man in the House

  • "They was jes 'crossin' the churchyard when I spied 'em," answered

    God's Good Man

  • "They was jes 'crossin' the churchyard when I spied 'em," answered

    God's Good Man

  • "They was jes 'crossin' the churchyard when I spied 'em," answered

    God's Good Man

  • "The quickest way to get to the Albany road," she went on, "is by cuttin 'through back of Cole's sawmill an' crossin 'the river at Goose's Ferry.

    Anderson Crow, Detective

  • We don't have to worry about getting to Memorial Bridge or them picking us off while we crossin' it.

    How the Species Began Again, I

  • "Anyway, she came pretty close to crossin 'the plains, because she was born in a wagon on the River Platte on the way out."

    CHAPTER III

  • Why, when you was crossin 'the room to kiss your mother, I thought it was the most beautiful thing I ever seen.

    Chapter 7

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