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  • A pot-lid clashed inside the house, and a tall negress, dressed in a blue-striped Mother Hubbard, came to the door.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921

  • Antoine drew off his mittens with businesslike precision, and placed a huge, capable hand on a pot-lid, lifted it, and eyed the contents of the saucepan.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921

  • "There's nothing like an onion!" said the Tinker, lifting pot-lid to lunge at the bubbling contents with an inquisitorial fork.

    Peregrine's Progress

  • We had a thaw for three days, then a monstrous dirt and snow, and now it freezes, like a pot-lid, upon our snow.

    The Journal to Stella

  • Then the squall swooped and struck, and the sky shut down over the troubled ocean like a pot-lid over a boiling pot.

    Moran of the Lady Letty

  • So one stood forward, with sword and pot-lid, and made a cut at Tom.

    Celtic Fairy Tales

  • Mr. Cruncher was out of spirits, and out of temper, and kept an iron pot-lid by him as a projectile for the correction of Mrs. Cruncher, in case he should observe any symptoms of her saying Grace.

    A Tale of Two Cities

  • Before departing to the preaching-ground, he had arranged a slow fire, on which a savory stew had been all the morning simmering, and which, on the taking off of the pot-lid, diffused an agreeable odor through the place.

    Dred; A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp. Vol. I

  • Mr. Cruncher was out of spirits, and out of temper, and kept an iron pot-lid by him as a projectile for the correction of Mr.. Cruncher, in case he should observe any symptoms of her saying Grace.

    A Tale of Two Cities

  • Andrew jingling his cap and bells, a Falstaff almost as provocative of laughter as his prototype, and a Don Quixote with a bean-pole for a lance and a pot-lid for a shield.

    Twice Told Tales

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