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  • v. Simple past of grave.


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  • Viz., the day of the passion of Christ, the source of all our good: when this precious stone shall be graved, that is, cut and pierced, with whips, thorns, nails, and spear.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 43: Zacharias The Challoner Revision

  • A corner of the bluff rose savagely from the river -- a monstrous mass of naked rock, scarred and battered of the centuries; hating the river that gnawed it ever; hating the rain that graved its grim face with unsightly seams; hating the sun that refused to mate with it, whereof green life might come forth and hide its hideousness.

    CHAPTER 25

  • Clean living had made the healthy skin, and the lines graved in it were honest lines.


  • Without doubt, in the foundations of the world was graved this end for him -- for him, who was so fine and sensitive, whose nerves scarcely sheltered under his skin, who was a dreamer, and a poet, and an artist.

    Lost Face

  • Not so easy are the torn-out spiral notebook offerings graved in pen and then scribbled throughout with circles and arrows to indicate where the rest of the work presumably is.

    Matthew Yglesias » Charter School Metaphors

  • Jean-Claude Trichet hard line that the ECB collateral rules are graved in stone, therefore beware of downgrades in Greece, Spain, and Latvia.

    Lawrence G. McDonald: Weekly Market Wrap From Inside Wall Street

  • The world in which Gilgamesh lives before Enkidu is the world of the me, the world shaped by craftsman Enki, god of clay, inventor of the wedge-shaped imprints of cuneiform, and the mathematics and writing that those marks graved into the world, inventor of irrigation, delineating territory into fields with the inscriptions of trenches.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Next to Belmont Memorial Park where Steve screwed his patience up a notch and accompnied me in locating my grandparents' graved.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • And when she looked at the tomb, she wept and threw herself on it; then, pulling out a chisel of steel and a light hammer, she graved therewith upon the head stone in fine small characters these couplets,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Moses B.C. 1491 (Exod.xxviii. 9) took two onyx-stones, and graved on them the names of the children of Israel.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night


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