dead-and-alive love

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  • Birds are numerous, from the “scrub fowl” which dwells in the dim jungle and constructs of decaying leaves and wood and light loam the most trustworthy of incubators, and wastes no valuable time in the dead-and-alive duty of sitting, to the tiny sun-bird of yellow and purple, which flits all day among scarlet hibiscus blooms, sips nectar from the flame-tree, and rifles the dull red studs of the umbrella tree of their sweetness.

    The Confessions of a Beachcomber

  • Of all the dead-and-alive holes she had ever been in, this was the deadest.

    Ultima Thule

  • QUOTATION: If a man is alive, there is always danger that he may die, though the danger must be allowed to be less in proportion as he is dead-and-alive to begin with.

    Henry David Thoreau (1817-62)

  • So, reading the invitation in Mrs Carpenter's demure smile, and having ten days to loaf in Hong Kong before my ship sailed for Home ', I decided to have a cast at her; it was a dead-and-alive hole in' 60, I can tell you, and how else should a weary soldier pass his time?

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • So, reading the invitation in Mrs Carpenter's demure smile, and having ten days to loaf in Hong Kong before my ship sailed for Home ', I decided to have a cast at her; it was a dead-and-alive hole in' 60, I can tell you, and how else should a weary soldier pass his time?

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • So, reading the invitation in Mrs Carpenter's demure smile, and having ten days to loaf in Hong Kong before my ship sailed for Home ', I decided to have a cast at her; it was a dead-and-alive hole in' 60, I can tell you, and how else should a weary soldier pass his time?

    Flashman And The Dragon

  • And he'd have plenty of time in this dead-and-alive hole to study his law books during the long winter evenings when he was without a female companion to run her gentle fingers down the ridged slope of his sexy broken nose.

    Frost at Christmas

  • Altogether the village in which her father had been born and bred was a dead-and-alive, do-nothing place, and its beauty, for Janice Day, faded before she was halfway up the hill to her uncle's house.

    Janice Day at Poketown

  • And here was this dead-and-alive Percy Lunt, saying she never thought!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866

  • Once on the road again we passed Montelimar -- "_le pays du nougât et de M. l'ex-President Loubet, _" we were told by the _octroi_ official who held us up at the barrier of this self-sufficient, dead-and-alive, pompous little town.

    The Automobilist Abroad

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