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  • When the last hoof-beat had ceased, he half-slipped, half-sank from his saddle to the ground, and sat on a mossy boulder.

    CHAPTER XXI

  • The sharp hoof-beat, the thresh of feet stirred our old bones down under;

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, April 30, 1919

  • = Hippocrene, the spring of the Muses, said to have been created by the hoof-beat of

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Sally trembled, but it was with indignation, not fear, and as soon as the last hoof-beat died away, she urged Long forward; they regained the road, and made their way at once to

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 01, November, 1857 A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics

  • Reeds held power the hills often echoed to the lowing of driven cattle, to the hoof-beat of galloping horses, and to the sounds of a fight being fought to the death.

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • Yet with all the care bestowed upon him the poor horse grieved for his mate, and never did hoof-beat fall upon the ground without his questioning neigh.

    Peggy Stewart: Navy Girl at Home

  • Yes, there was that muffled hoof-beat again -- I was on the last grade that led to the angling road across the corner of the marsh.

    Over Prairie Trails

  • Snow sparkled on the earth, but no hoof-beat of his thousand white horses broke the stillness of the midnight air.

    Classic Myths

  • The Risaldar stood grimly where he was until the last hoof-beat and bump of gun-wheel had died away into the distance; then he turned and climbed the winding stairway to the room where the lamp still shone through gauzy curtains.

    Told in the East

  • When the last hoof-beat had ceased, he half-slipped, half-sank from his saddle to the ground, and sat on a mossy boulder.

    The Little Lady of the Big House, by Jack London

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