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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of girt.


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  • The dog, for instance, exists as the great, shaggy Newfoundland or St. Bernard, or as the tight girted greyhound, as the petted poodle or the despised "yellow dog;" but in every case he is a dog, and not a wolf, and his fellow dogs recognize him as such, too.

    Evolution An Investigation and a Critique

  • It was strange to see how listless they were about the meal, even though Providence itself put it into their hands; to note how the yellow-girted slaves scudded amongst them, serving out the loaves, themselves had grown, harvested, and baked; slipping from group to group, rousing, exhorting, administering to a helpless throng that took their efforts without thought or thanks.

    Gulliver of Mars

  • As we sauntered forward I noticed all about lesser circles where the yellow-girted ones were drawing delighted laughter from good-tempered crowds by tricks of sleight-of-hand, and posturing, or tossing gilded cups and balls as though they were catering, as indeed they were, for outgrown children.

    Gulliver of Mars

  • All were girted in every way, but Arjuna was especially noble in form and feature.

    National Epics

  • "That's right, Burns, take off my last summer coat," he added, still in a whisper to me as the Burns parent struggled out of the unendurable gift garment and thus gave a signal that whipped off every coat on the left side of the walk in the twinkling of an eye, to the evident distress of the tightly girted and uncomfortable but more formal feminine members of the Settlement contingent.

    The Heart's Kingdom

  • There were some little fields girted and squeezed by a forest.

    The Red Badge of Courage

  • Anders Z.rn comes out at you from the wall -- a healthy, large-hearted, girted Swede is this man with the Z. BRANGWYN

    Promenades of an Impressionist

  • At the first outpost of the customs a little man, whose considerable equatorial proportions were girted with a gun, examined our paper, and waved us on our way.

    Crooked Trails

  • The British Isles, rock-faced and sea-girted, shut out the enemies of England without shutting the English in.

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 10 Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers

  • The result, however, of a week's sojourn at their quiet abode, was the reluctant opinion that, somehow or another, the marriage garments of the young couple did not sit quite easy; though to point out the defect in their make, or to discover where they girted, were matters on which it required more time to form a decided judgment.

    The Wedding Guest


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