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  • And yet he knew, furthermore, that hers was a certain stiff-kneed pride that would not have permitted her to accept marriage as an act of philanthropy.

    Chapter XII

  • What I think you fail to realise #2 is that if they'd translated the robots over to film exactly as they were originally intended, then you'd have a bunch of high-pitched, vividly-coloured, stiff-kneed, and let's face it - boring robots running around on screen for two hours.

    Rumor: Constructicons Coming in Transformers 2?! « FirstShowing.net

  • He waited for a lumbering bus and its coterie of attending taxis to pass, then embarked on a stiff-kneed trot to the far side of the street, eschewing the crosswalk and traffic lights just several yards away.

    Record of a Living Being

  • He waited for a lumbering bus and its coterie of attending taxis to pass, then embarked on a stiff-kneed trot to the far side of the street, eschewing the crosswalk and traffic lights just several yards away.

    Record of a Living Being

  • She said, "Hush," because, at that moment, Dr. Fell came marching around the corner of the building, with his stiff-kneed gait, his hands folded behind his back.

    Orphans of Chaos

  • In anything that touched money he was, he always had been, stiff-necked, stiff-kneed.

    The White Monkey

  • Then, suddenly, heads were again turning to stare at an old man who was hobbling with a stiff-kneed gait down the center aisle.

    Dark Angel

  • Then, suddenly, heads were again turning to stare at an old man who was hobbling with a stiff-kneed gait down the center aisle.

    Dark Angel

  • Emerson broke into a weird, stiff-kneed dance, waving his arms.

    The Curse of the Pharaohs

  • Well, when that monastery gate clinks behind me, I feel that it had permanently altered the theater of Plucky Purcell, that my own little short-run drama, my stiff-kneed dance of life, has been transformed.

    Another Roadside Attraction

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