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  • v. Present participle of sentinel.


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  • The dry stalks, sentinelling the seared ground, waved their tattered remnants of unpicked bolls to and fro -- summer's battle flags which had not yet fallen.

    The Bishop of Cottontown A Story of the Southern Cotton Mills

  • Dignity and grace lie in these tall swaying trees sentinelling the way on either side.

    In the Claws of the German Eagle

  • He stood appalled now as he turned at last into an alley where familiar objects, doorsteps, turnings, cellars, met his gaze, with grog shops all along the way and sentinelling every corner.

    Lo, Michael!

  • The round green hills sentinelling the broad, expansive bosom of the Hudson held her attention by their beauty as the train followed the line of the stream.

    Sister Carrie

  • It was puzzling to think of what sort of spirit it was that looked out of her wonderful eyes; and she was not a kind of a girl that a man would care to leave ashore; so much beauty, full of a subtle endevilment of some sort, as it seemed to me, must needs demand the constant sentinelling of a husband's presence.

    The Honour of the Flag

  • (of he-goats), a tall cone seen from near Funchal, and sentinelling the great gap, is the joy-for-ever of midshipmites.

    To the Gold Coast for Gold A Personal Narrative in Two Volumes.—Volume I


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