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  • He said goodbye to the slow-crawling streets of Adamsville, Tennessee.

    The Twelfth Of August -The life story of Sheriff Buford Pusser

  • As we gazed over the valley we saw to the left a line of slow-crawling tanks.

    The Fight for the Argonne Personal Experiences of a 'Y' Man

  • Presidio woods, blew at their back down the short block of pavement, and buffeted them, broadside, as they waited on the corner for the slow-crawling little car.

    The Coast of Chance

  • A sunflower! cry all the little goldfish, splashing mightily as they dodge out of the way of the slow-crawling turtles who first drew Clyte to the shore.

    Flower Stories

  • While, above all that, high uplifted against the opacity of the starless sky, a blood-red beacon burned on the summit of Vesuvius, the sombre glow of it reflected upon the underside of the masses of downward-rolling smoke as upon the belly of some slow-crawling, monstrous serpent.

    The History of Sir Richard Calmady A Romance

  • Eight weeks passed by, and then the _Eagle_, a slow-crawling old ex-collier, which did duty as a mail and passenger steamer, entered the port, and Danvers, jauntier and handsomer than ever, stepped ashore and took up his old quarters at Manton's Hotel.

    The Trader's Wife 1901

  • Greenland, Antarctica, and some of those of our own Alaska, are still being fashioned beneath a slow-crawling mantle of ice, from a quarter of a mile to probably more than a mile in thickness, presenting noble illustrations of the ancient condition of California, when its sublime scenery lay hidden in process of formation.

    The Yosemite

  • For ever crumbling, altering with frost and rain, discharging gloomy glaciers of slow-crawling mud, and scarring the hillside with tracts of barrenness, these earth-precipices are among the most ruinous and discomfortable failures of nature.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series

  • For ever crumbling, altering with frost and rain, discharging gloomy glaciers of slow-crawling mud, and scarring the hillside with tracts of barrenness, these earth-precipices are among the most ruinous and discomfortable failures of nature.

    Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete Series I, II, and III

  • Yet it is the fall-out from a slow-crawling corruption case that could prove more wounding.

    The Economist: Daily news and views

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