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  • You’ll notice, too, that the disposal of the body must, unless our expert was Markins, Albert Black, or the quite impossible Mrs. Duck, have been interrupted by a period not shorter than the interval between the end of the search and the going to bed of the household and the cottage; and not longer than that between the assault and the onset of rigor mortis.

    Died in the Wool

  • Of course, in these later instances Jacob could not longer resort to devices mentioned in the previous chapter, for no device could be calculated to produce such nice differentiations in colouring as the new contracts made necessary.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Thus it came to pass that in France Calvinism was not longer a religious force, but had become a political and military cabal; and the French kings in opposing it were but defending their own rights.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • The Sunnat, or practice of the Prophet, was to wear the beard not longer than one hand and two fingers’ breadth.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • She was pursued by a Dragon324 who was not longer than two lances, and of slender build about the bulk of a spear and, although her terror lent her speed, and she kept wriggling from side to side, he overtook her and seized her by the tail, whereat her tears streamed down and her tongue was thrust out in her agony.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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