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  • It was supported by the mouldering arches of the cloisters, dark, Gothic, and opening on the minster sanctuary, not only by casement windows that shed a dim mid-day gloom, but by a narrow winding staircase, at the foot of which an iron-spiked door led to the long gloomy path of cloistered solitude ....

    Framing Romantic Dress: Mary Robinson, Princess Caroline and the Sex/Text

  • One of the first exhibits was the mummy of some poor unfortunate soul reposing in an iron-spiked coffin.

    Guanajuato

  • He leaned his weight on a five-feet-tall wooden staff, the lower end of which was iron-spiked and the upper part terminating in a flattened V crutch formed by the bifurcation of the original branch.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • One massive hand gripped the black-and-silver mace of justice as if it were an iron-spiked battle mace that he would heave up at any moment to strike down a foe.

    Conan Of The Isles

  • There was an iron-spiked fence round all the coverts,

    The Old Huntsman

  • Ching-hsiu, terrified, dared not refuse to accept the charge, but on the pretext that the woman had not placed herself respectfully by the side of the official chair, and thus had not left a way clear for the passage of his retinue, he had her beaten with iron-spiked whips, and she was cast away for dead in a neighbouring lane.

    Myths and Legends of China

  • Miss Moseley, who owned to an ever-present terror of bulls, grasped an iron-spiked walking-stick, and

    For the Sake of the School

  • Into this wilderness I would venture alone with my iron-spiked staff.

    My Reminiscences

  • It was supported by the mouldering arches of the cloisters, dark, Gothic, and opening on the minster sanctuary, not only by casement windows that shed a dim mid-day gloom, but by a narrow winding staircase, at the foot of which an iron-spiked door led to the long gloomy path of cloistered solitude.

    Memoirs of Mary Robinson

  • Beside the Calabrian seaside house stands a "sharp tree -- a cypress -- rough iron-spiked, ripe fruit o'er-crusted," -- in all points a thoroughly Browningesque tree.

    Robert Browning

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