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  • In the tumult, the bottle bounced from hand to hand until the red contents glugged out onto the floor.

    The Welkening

  • It's a good thing that Tayledras live in trees, Darian thought, as he juggled a hot filled pastry from hand to hand until it cooled.

    Elephant in the City

  • Floweree's regiment fought hand to hand after all their cartridges had been used.

    Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19-th Century America

  • There began a long and lamentable history of its being passed from hand to hand as a gift, at the same time as it was repeatedly being raided by corsairs from all the many corners of the malversated Mediterranean Sea.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • Ansar and Camel Corps fought hand to hand with spears, knives, and bayonets.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • The Confederates fought hand to hand over their guns with the enemy for the possession of the crest, but their numbers were inadequate; the entire surviving force fell back over the Telegraph road southward, and General Sedgwick promptly advanced up the turnpike leading from Fredericksburg to Chancellorsville, to assail General Lee.

    A Life of Gen Robert E Lee

  • Rents are not frozen in archaic feudal patterns, but constantly pass from hand to hand as land is bought and sold, appraised and reappraised.

    The Worldly Philosophers

  • I would later hear that some of the prisoners had doused the fires set near the watchtower while others had fought hand to hand with the Specks to hold the warriors back.

    Renegade's Magic

  • Fleda and Hugh were safe to pass most mysterious-looking little papers from hand to hand right before her, though they had the care to read them behind newspapers, and exchanges of thought and feeling went on more swiftly still, and softly, across the fire.

    Queechy

  • Can it be possible that all the friends who passed this private document from hand to hand never suspected that they were being 'bammed' by it?

    Lady Byron Vindicated

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