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  • When I'd woken up back on shore, my arm was bleeding, some of the elbow's skin torn off, and I couldn't tell my father that night what had happened, that the dog that had saved me had also bitten off a part of me.

    The Dog by the River

  • When I'd woken up back on shore, my arm was bleeding, some of the elbow's skin torn off, and I couldn't tell my father that night what had happened, that the dog that had saved me had also bitten off a part of me.

    The Dog by the River

  • "The elbow's an ongoing management thing, it's feeling good at the moment and hopefully it stays that way."

    Rankings not an issue for Smith

  • Again, the elbow's not allowing him to do that, Goetski said.

    USATODAY.com - Roundup: Krajicek wilts, withdraws from Wimbledon

  • But she b-- the last years of Frost's life, from 1938 until his death in '63, Kay was never more than elbow's length from Robert Frost, as far as I could tell.

    Robert Frost: A Life

  • Morning seems to him "a night with a sun added"; neither dew nor freshness can he feel; nothing is altered with this dawn -- the plant he bruised in getting through the lattice last night droops as it did then, and still there shows his elbow's mark on the dusty sill.

    Browning's Heroines

  • He stood an elbow's length from me and kicked moccasined heels against the floor in the way of light-headed lads.

    Lords of the North

  • Absurd hats, with veils flying behind; absurd bonnets, fitting close to the head, and spotted; absurd coiffures that nearly lay on the nape; absurd, clumsy sleeves; absurd waists, almost above the elbow's level; absurd scolloped jackets!

    The Old Wives' Tale

  • Trevennack caught it in his horror and awe -- caught it bodily by the horns -- for horned it seemed to be, as well as cloven-footed -- and by sheer force of arm held it off from him an elbow's length one minute.

    Michael's Crag

  • Your elbow's messed up already, so what the hell,'' joked Rivers.

    SI.com

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