steeple-chaser love

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  • It was as if they knew that one of their number was to be taken out to an inglorious death -- not the fortune to die on the turf track as a steeple-chaser might wish, but ignominiously, on a hill top, after a soft canter through spring meadows.

    O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1920

  • The boat reared like a steeple-chaser taking a fence!

    The River and I

  • When Bo sailed over a big log, like a steeple-chaser, then Helen answered to further unconsidered impulse by frantically getting her saddle fastened.

    The Man of the Forest

  • If the observer could take such a barrier as easily as a cross country steeple-chaser his fences and stone walls, there would be no objection, but when the artist forces his guest to climb! — he is unreasonable.

    Pictorial Composition and the Critical Judgment of Pictures

  • The steeple-chaser isn't foaled that would carry him round that course.

    A Thief in the Night: a Book of Raffles' Adventures

  • The steeple-chaser stood alert, every fiber of his body strung to pleasurable excitation; the door opened, a hand held him some sugar, and the voice he loved best said fondly, "All right, old boy?"

    Under Two Flags

  • For he was Forest King, the great steeple-chaser, on whom the Guards had laid all their money for the Grand Military -- the

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  • Among the kings and heroes and celebrities who gathered under the pleasant shadow of the pine-crowned hills, there was not one in his way greater than the steeple-chaser, Forest King -- certes, there was not one half so honest.

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  • English steeple-chaser should have been tampered with thus; and the fair ladies of either world added the influence of their silver tongues, and were eloquent in the vivacity of their sympathy and resentment with a unanimity women rarely show in savoring defeat, but usually reserve for the fairer opportunity of swaying the censer before success.

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  • 'You purchased that famous steeple-chaser of his from Mr. Cecil's creditors, didn't you!' asks Pulteney.

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