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  • noun (Zoöl.) The missel thrush.

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  • noun obsolete The missel thrush.


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  • Back in the concourse, fans, many, with red faces and sweaty brows, and some looking emotionally draine, high-fived strangers and broke out in spontaneous chants of Ca-na-da, Ca-na-da. “I’m so happy,” one father said, wrapping his young son in his arms.

    Hockey gold on Canadian soil - Vancouver 2010 - 2010

  • Syracuse forward Kueth Duany scored inside, Pitt did not score on its next possession and McNeil went to the line and draine two free throws for a 65-65 tie with 46 seconds to go.

    NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball - Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse 2002

  • Tree at _Midsummer_, fill a Vessel, and put to it running Water; boile it over the fire till the _Grey_ and _White Bark_ rise from the _Green_; take it off the fire, draine the Water well away, and seperate the

    The School of Recreation (1684 edition) Or, The Gentlemans Tutor, to those Most Ingenious Exercises of Hunting, Racing, Hawking, Riding, Cock-fighting, Fowling, Fishing Robert Howlett

  • Notwithstanding great raines ye water does not seem much Encreas'd tho 'it must be so, then it does draine off more at the End of the Lake.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary 1888

  • The water Engine is Like those at Islington and at Darby as I have seen, and is what now they make use of in Diverse places Either to supply them wth water or to draine a marsh or overplus of water.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary 1888

  • I've been doing it for many years, and usually at the end I'm a bit draine ...

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  • Suet, when it is melted, as the Fish may lye to the midside in the liquor, and so fry them; and every time you turn them, flower them againe, untill you finde the fish fryed sufficient: when you think the fish is fryed, take it out of the Pan, and lay it upon some thing, that the liquor may draine out of it; when the fish is cold, you may reare it an end.

    The Art of Angling Wherein are discovered many rare secrets, very necessary to be knowne by all that delight in that recreation Thomas Barker

  • So to Bathfort 8 miles where is the remaines of ye walls of an abby and there is still a very fine Church all Carv'd in stone hollow work one tire above another to ye tower that ascends not very high but finely Carv'd: also hence I descended with Lowr grounds banck'd on Each side wth a brick wall, but Low and so a walk on it for foote people, and severall arches here and there to draine off the water, so that those bancks are to secure the Road from the Marshy ffenny water that of a great Extent on both sides is subject to.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary 1888

  • Some part of yt mer one Mr Ffleetewood has been at ye Expence to draine so as to be able to use the ground for tillage, having by trenches and floodgates wth banks shutt out ye waters yt still kept it a marsh and moorish ground, but it was a very great Charge; however it shews by industry and some Expence, if Gentlemen would set about it, Most of ye waste ground thats now a ffenny Moor and Mostly water might be rendered usefull and in a few yeares answere ye first great Charge on it.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary 1888

  • I went to Sutton, one of them, 6 miles off the Citty, this was a Little Market town; thence to ye ffenn banks on ye top of which I Rode at Least two miles wth ye ffenns on both sides wch now were mostly under water, a vast tract of such grounds wch are divided by the Dikes wth out trees, as those I observ'd before, and these high banks are made to draine and ffence out ye water from ye Lower grounds, and so from one banck to another wch are once in many acres of Land 100, so that at length it does bear off the water but in the winter it returns, so as they are forced to watch and be all wayes in repaireing those bancks; and Considering ye vast allowance yearly for draining those fenns at least 3000£ P an.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary 1888


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