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  • He ran his farm and his lumber business and his turpentine business sitting on the front porch overlooking the mill-stream.

    Dream State

  • Sure enough, on the bank of the river, which was fully 400 yards wide, and swirling like a mill-stream with a suppressed roar, there was an official order prohibiting the crossing of man or beast, and before I had time to think the mago had deposited the baggage on an islet in the mire and was over the crest of the hill.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • And Jacques did beg her pardon in a manner of his own twenty times, sitting by the gurgling mill-stream, and to tell the truth

    La Vend�e

  • He was coming down the mill-stream meadow toward the wooden bridge, carrying a fishing rod, but clearly not intent on angling.


  • We crossed the mill-stream in the hollow — to their white, thatched dwelling; silent, already awed, almost resentful of this so-varying Scheme of Things.

    The Inn of Tranquillity: Studies and Essays

  • The water whirled with the rapidity of a mill-stream; ten more seconds and our brains would have been dashed against the unyielding stone.

    Loaded Dice

  • In a few minutes more they were walking in deep darkness and silence, side by side, along the path, which diverging from the mill-road, penetrates the coppice of that sequestered gorge, along the bottom of which flows a tributary brook that finds its way a little lower down into the mill-stream.

    Wylder's Hand

  • Accordingly, the attempt was made, but it failed of success; for when our people, by the joint assistance of their boats and the breeze, had reached the opening, they found that it had become high water; and, to their great surprise, they met the tide of ebb running out like a mill-stream.

    Narrative of the Voyages Round The World, Performed by Captain James Cook

  • Crossing, at last, the frozen mill-stream - whose wheel in summer still turned a barren mechanism - we climbed up to Joseph's farm.

    Cider With Rosie

  • Will she be so good as to jump into the mill-stream, and drown herself?

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 100, March 14, 1891


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