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  • Thrice Kearns raised the hammer and thrice let it fall.

    The Monstrumologist

  • Men are as busy as the brooks or bees, and postpone everything to their busy-ness; as carpenters discuss politics between the strokes of the hammer while they are shingling a roof.

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  • All the systems were in perfect mesh, as the trigger came back under the muscular pressure of his finger, the cylinder rotated under the same spring-conveyed pressure, the hammer drew back, exactly as Sam Colt or some forgotten, genius engineer working for him had planned it back in Hartford under the big gold dome and the dancing pony at the turn of the century.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • The citizen bids for a few turns, contemptuously measuring his opponent; but the bullet-head has the advantage over him, both in obstinacy and concealed length of purse, and the controversy lasts but a moment; the hammer falls, -- he has got the girl, body and soul, unless God help her!

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • I look forlornly at the hammer rock, wearing my gray SmartWool sock like a stocking cap, and decide to abandon the effort yet again.

    127 Hours

  • Octavian watched the night skies with him during his vigil, and his perfect white bull accepted the hammer and the knife of popa and cultrarius so calmly that the watching senators suppressed twinges of apprehension—a year of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was a year too many.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • At time-zero the cockpit shuddered under the hammer of the two engines.

    Riding Rockets

  • The Repair courses cover repinning, rebushing, dealing with clicks and sticking parts, repairing and replacing broken keys, working with the hammer and shank, understanding the tonal function of the keys and the structure of the frame and pin block, scale drafting, and string and pin replacement and repair.

    You’re Certifiable

  • Where was his trustiest tool, the hammer with which he had crushed the pretensions of mightier opponents than Cleopatra?

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Then Texas Red thumbed back the hammer fast—this had taken months to learn—and in the same motion tried to ride the gun up to his eyes and fired a fourth time, hitting Jimmy in the center of the black plate.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

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