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  • The hire-purchase system bridged a financial gap, and one bright and memorable Sunday morning he wheeled his new possession through the shop into the road, got on to it with the advice and assistance of Grubb, and teuf-teuffed off into the haze of the traffic-tortured high road, to add himself as one more voluntary public danger to the amenities of the south of

    The War in the Air

  • Teuf, teuf, teuf, teuf, went the machine, and ever and again — obeying I know not what nervous impulse — the driver sounded his horn.

    The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth

  • The man's face was a study when, having flung himself clear of his machine, which was clanging like a _teuf-teuf_, he presented himself in the solitary tent which during halts served the headquarters of the little column as a living and sleeping apartment.

    On the Heels of De Wet

  • To see our young men, brightly dressed and cigarettes alight, wheeling off to the rendezvous, Grubb guiding the lady's machine beside him with one skilful hand and Bert teuf-teuffing steadily, was to realise how pluck may triumph even over insolvency.

    The War in the Air

  • The hire-purchase system bridged a financial gap, and one bright and memorable Sunday morning he wheeled his new possession through the shop into the road, got on to it with the advice and assistance of Grubb, and teuf-teuffed off into the haze of the traffic-tortured high road, to add himself as one more voluntary public danger to the amenities of the south of England.

    The War in the Air

  • And until the dressing-gong sounded, a continuous teuf-teuf-teuf might have been heard as, one after another, the cars whizzed up to the door.

    Beyond The Rocks A Love Story

  • [His ear catches an approaching teuf-teuf] Oh murdher! it's comin afther me: I hear the puff puff of it.

    John Bull's Other Island

  • It was the distant teuf-teuf of a powerful motor car, labouring heavily through deep sand.

    The Golden Silence

  • The "teuf-teuf" of the engine began once more outside the white gates; and for the second time Victoria flew to the window, pressing her face against the thick green moucharabia which excluded flies and prevented any one outside from seeing what went on within.

    The Golden Silence

  • We were teuf-teufing comfortably along a modest canal, leading us southward, and Alb was explaining to the L.C.P. and the van

    The Chauffeur and the Chaperon

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