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  • v. pluck or pull at with the fingers


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  • Jeendan took another pull at her goblet before whispering to the chief maid, who called: "There is no majority, then, for Goolab Singh?"

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • Aye, weel, tak 'anither pull at the Glenlivet, if ye like.

    Flashman and the angel of the lord

  • It certainly looked as if Judy Baker Mayer Clemmons Mayer had succumbed to that pull at least three times in her life: once to the husband who permanently injured her and twice to the one who killed her.


  • When at Hanover Junction he spoke of the situation almost jocosely, and said to the venerable Dr. Gwathmey, speaking of General Grant, “If I can get one more pull at him, I will defeat him.”

    A Life of Gen Robert E Lee

  • There 's our old cat will lie an hour on the kitchen floor and let her kittens lug and pull at her, atween sleeping and waking, just to keep 'em warm and comfortable, you know.

    Oldtown Folks

  • It may be Cilley's idea to pay over the balance after taking a strong pull at it; if so, it is well enough.

    The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • 'I didn't come in for any of these good things: so far from it, quite the contra-ry,' and here Bob paused and took a pull at his pipe, resting his hands on his knees and gazing straight before him with regretful eyes, as the memory of his wrongs rose freshly to his mind.

    A Christmas Cake in Four Quarters

  • I should not wonder if he took a good pull at the brandy-flask then.

    Further Records, 1848-1883: A Series of Letters

  • The Internet, TV, TiVo, twenty-four-hour stores, international travel, and ordinary hundred-watt lightbulbs constantly push and pull at the hands of your internal body clock.

    The Time Paradox

  • As he spoke there was the sharp sound of horses 'hoofs and grating wheels against the curb, followed by a sharp pull at the bell.

    Sole Music


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