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  • He hadn't, but Bardel's shortsword outspanned his memory.

    The Magic May Return

  • Throughout the day we trekked, with one brief halt only, and "outspanned" that night near Oliphant's Nek.

    With Botha in the Field

  • Overnight the Headquarters party "outspanned" at Okasise on a beautiful camping-ground, and, meeting the Burgomaster of Windhuk under some trees outside the town, ran into the South-West capital towards noon.

    With Botha in the Field

  • We "outspanned", that is, we unyoked, and "off-saddled" here for luncheon, and found shelter from the sun under a mimosa, which was large enough to merit being styled a tree.

    Six Months at the Cape

  • And the illicit learnings, secret conniving gleaned from boyhood scarcely outspanned, exhilarating ventures out of fantasy land.

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  • He closed his long thin lips an instant but, eager to be on, raised an outspanned hand to his spectacles and, with trembling thumb and ringfinger touching lightly the black rims, steadied them to a new focus.

    Ulysses

  • The week before about two dozen wagons had been outspanned around Candy's Hotel, but now there were at least two hundred and from where they sat they could count another eight or nine encampments, some even larger than the one around Candy's place.

    When the Lion Feeds

  • Sean outspanned on the outskirts of the city, simply pulling the wagons off the road and camping beside it, and once the camp was established and Sean had made certain that Katrina no longer needed his help he put on his one good suit and called for his horse.

    When the Lion Feeds

  • There were fifty or more wagons outspanned around the perimeter of the square but the centre was left open, and here the braaivleis pits were burning, the flames already sinking to form glowing beds.

    When the Lion Feeds

  • That evening they outspanned Katrina's wagons back at the south bank of the river.

    When the Lion Feeds

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