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  • An 'when we got married the top of our ambition was a steady job an' some rags an 'sticks of furniture all paid up an' half-worn out.

    CHAPTER XXI

  • Some stretches of road were carved into the surface of the higher basalt flows, apparently to avoid a flat surface, with paths cut into a shallow V or a broad U shape, about 5.5 m wide and 30 cm deep though in other places the roads seem half-worn in the ground surface, rather than cut into bedrock.

    The Eight Wonder of the World – Easter Island | Impact Lab

  • He observed, however, that the wall itself was partly decayed, and consequently rugged with the corners of half-worn stones.

    A Sicilian Romance

  • At their feet could be seen the half-worn stones of a spring, but these stones, pulverized by the baking heat of the sun, seemed to be nothing now but impalpable dust.

    Five Weeks in a Balloon

  • A half-worn broom leaned against the bar at the back of the room, where Maeve had undoubtedly left it when Stara ordered her upstairs.

    The Lark And The Wren

  • The serration on the soles was only half-worn and they were dead quiet on the floor: that was important.

    The Striker Portfolio

  • "Oh, I haven't, father," cried Crip, "and 't was only the old, half-worn shoes that you mended for George Hine, that he couldn't wear."

    St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 5, March, 1878

  • "She's alive -- saw her to meeting," said Crip, fumbling in a wooden box to get forth a pair of half-worn shoes he remembered about.

    St. Nicholas, Vol. 5, No. 5, March, 1878

  • Her little basket is soon filled with pieces of half-worn linen, which, during the week, she cuts into towels or handkerchiefs; hems, and returns, neatly washed and ironed, at her next visit.

    Woman's Work in the Civil War A Record of Heroism, Patriotism, and Patience

  • The wind is making merry with her thin rags, -- her little toes peep, blue and benumbed, from out her half-worn shoes, -- and she is blowing on her stiffened fingers, vainly trying to keep them warm.

    Little Ferns For Fanny's Little Friends

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