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  • Another instant and she stood at the top of the bank, heaving up by rope, hand under hand, a quarter of fresh-killed moose.

    THE GREAT INTERROGATION

  • Here a fresh-killed moose and an open-handed old-timer gave him and his dogs new strength, and at Ainslie's he felt repaid for it all when a stampede, ripe from Dawson in five hours, was sure he could get a dollar and a quarter for every egg he possessed.

    THE ONE THOUSAND DOZEN

  • It was at the cutting-up of a moose, fresh-killed, that White Fang learned of the changed relations in which he stood to the dog-world.

    The Famine

  • The turkeys were lined up in back where you could see them when you went in - someone called it turkey death row - well-raised, fresh-killed, and delicious the one time I went as a teenager.

    One For The Table: Our Favorite Mother's Day Brunches

  • He set out with bone-barbed arrows and his father's big hunting spear and after three days returned with a burden of fresh-killed meat and told the others to take their sleds out to retrieve the rest, a she-bear and two half-grown cubs.

    “And must I. . .who am weary, travel always your trail until I die?”

  • Less common: fresh-killed lagartijos - little lizards - for a verrrrry sore throat.

    Esther J. Cepeda: Add This Health Care Solution to the Debate: Mexican and Latin American Folk Remedies for the Ultimate Do-It-Yourselfer

  • No mention of skin cancer, you'll notice; but on the other hand, skin cancer was of no great concern to the authors of Vitalogy, because they knew of several cures for it, including a poultice of cranberries and (my favorite) the flesh of a fresh-killed chicken.

    Vitalogy

  • Champlain observed that Indians survived the winter without scurvy and concluded that another remedy was fresh-killed meat.

    Champlain's Dream

  • The British figured I lived with my bourbon-sozzled relations in a falling-down plantation house hung with smoky Sully portraits of slaveholding ancestors and ate fresh-killed meat off antique Limoges before sinking gently into Tennessee Williams madness.

    Dream State

  • My fellow Americans figured I lived with my bourbon-sozzled kin in a double-wide with space for the cows and the chickens and the shotguns and ate fresh-killed meat off paper plates before scratching off to town in pickup trucks to commit unspeakable acts of racism and brutality.

    Dream State

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