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  • I heard no jar and rattle of waggon wheels, nor stamp of iron-shod hoofs straining up the steep cobble-stones.

    THE DREAM OF DEBS

  • Each was equipped with three paddles and several iron-shod poles.

    Chapter 14

  • When I murmur it I see visions of lean, beaked ships, of winged helmets, and heels iron-shod of restless men, royal lovers, royal adventurers, royal fighters.

    CHAPTER XXXI

  • The leading ranks of horses leaped upon the bridge and their iron-shod hooves rang like steel upon a forge as they surged forward.

    The Gauntlet Thrown Chapter Thirty Seven

  • Like the Prague Spring, evaporating under the iron-shod boot of totalitarianism renewed.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • At the same moment our steel bow struck and shattered the hull of one ram-ship, the other's iron-shod ram hit our stern.

    Juvenalia II: Action!

  • A quick curtsy to her father, and Oriana went to stand beside Daisy, for iron-shod wheels were rolling across the graveled forecourt.

    The Dressmaker

  • They escorted me to a corner on the landward side of the fort, down an alley between the wooden buildings, and to a short flight of stone steps leading down, to an iron-shod door.

    The Sky Writer

  • Behind its iron-shod hull, a path of shattered ice trailed all the way back to the warmer northern waters.

    Mini-Interview: Carl Walmsley |

  • He took a sheet of paper, on which he wrote: “These are the two tips of my iron-shod cudgel and the forty-sou piece stolen from Little Gervais, which I mentioned at the Court of Assizes,” and he arranged this piece of paper, the bits of iron, and the coin in such a way that they were the first things to be seen on entering the room.

    Les Miserables

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