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  • They have dragged out every detail about your ... doings with Mistress Crawford.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • I'd been groggy with the clout on my head until next day, when we'd been dragged out to the yard where Moyes was murdered.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • The milking progressed, till towards the end Tess and Clare, in common with the rest, could hear the heavy breakfast table dragged out from the wall in the kitchen by Mrs. Crick, this being the invariable preliminary to each meal; the same horrible scrape accompanying its return journey when the table had been cleared.

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • With the familiar party lines breaking down, debate over half-pay dragged out for more than a month.

    Robert Morris

  • Another eternity passed as she dragged out her laptop, and finally logged on to the archives at the local newspaper, the Pioneer Press.


  • He was met on the way by Thomas Bosgrave, a relative of the Arundell family, who offered him his own hat, as he had been dragged out bareheaded.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

  • She turned off the tape recorder, dragged out a map and for the next twenty minutes nudged, badgered and cajoled Rory into approximating as closely as he could his journey during his thirty-six-hour hiatus.

    Blood Lure

  • The choked drawers were half out, one indeed was on the floor, the top was covered with miscellaneous objects which, to a police-trained eye, had clearly been dragged out in handfuls, while the carpet nearby was littered with a further assortment.

    Scales of Justice

  • But I dragged out my khaki-coloured rag and scrubbed my mouth with it.

    The Rising of the Moon

  • There was no proper gate with crossbeam or hinges, just a section with two strands of barbed wire stretched to a stick hung by plain wire to a post, so stick and section could simply be unhung and dragged out of the way.

    Stallion Gate


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