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  • The weight of the goree seemed very annoying when they tried to sleep.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • He could not nestle into his neck as, in the days of old, he had been wont to do, -- the rough goree effectually prevented that.

    Black Ivory

  • It was for men of this stamp that the _goree_, or slave-stick, had been invented, and most effectually did that instrument serve its purpose.

    Black Ivory

  • The first man of the gang hesitated and heaved a deep sigh as though his heart failed him at the prospect -- and well it might, for, although young, he was not robust, and over-driving, coupled with the weight and the chafing of the goree, had worn him to a skeleton.

    Black Ivory

  • He had forgotten for an instant his fellow in rear, as well as the bar of the goree across his throat, which checked him violently; at the same time one of the drivers, who had observed the movement, laid a supple wand across his bare back so sharply as to draw forth a terrific yell of agony.

    Black Ivory

  • This evening a native came up to me as I was in the Commissary's house, and said: "Djanga kain nganya goree bomb-gur"; "A white man has just struck me."

    Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia, Volume 2

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