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  • Taking advantage of favouring spells, I managed to effect my exit and gain the newel-post ere the next series of rolls came.

    CHAPTER XXX

  • By means of the newel-post I drew myself upright and listened.

    CHAPTER XLIX

  • I missed a frantic clutch at the newel-post, flung up my arm in time to save my face, and, most fortunately, whirled half about, and, still falling, impacted with my shoulder muscle-pad on Captain West's door.

    CHAPTER XXX

  • Annabel was struck by a confusing and downright disgraceful sense of loss fit to make her grasp the newel-post at the foot of the stairs.

    THE VOW

  • He was leaning against the newel-post, smoking the inevitable cigarette, and as I came hesitantly down the stairs he looked up and gave me a sardonic good morning.

    Madam Will You Talk

  • Miss Pilgrim had just come to the newel-post of the staircase, and, when she looked into Daniel's face, blushed like the red, red rose, losing her self-possession perceptibly more than Daniel.

    Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature

  • And into the hall Mrs. Hilliard masterfully bundled the Culture Club of New Babylon, grouping it theatrically around the newel-post and up the winding stair.

    The Henchman

  • Lottie Pilgrim was standing under the hall burners with her elbow on the newel-post, more vividly charming than he had ever seen her before, at

    A Brace Of Boys 1867, From "Little Brother"

  • He paused and leaned against the huge newel-post at the foot of some one's outer steps.

    Dreamland

  • Lottie Pilgrim was standing under the hall burners with her elbow on the newel-post, looking more vividly charming than he had ever seen her before at Mrs. Cramcroud's sociable or elsewhere.

    Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature

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