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  • And as he went home through the wee sma 'hours, the three-o'clock sun blazing in the due north-east, he was unpleasantly aware that Snettishane had bested him over the bargain.

    THE MARRIAGE TO LIT-LIT

  • Did my three-o'clock appointment show Onehellofatrick? up?

    Too Many Bosses

  • So he takes a couple thousand in front and spends the rest of the night with round and moaning Magda on S-ure's bed, while Trudi and Bodine lark in the bathtub, and S-ure slips back on some other mission, out into the three-o'clock waste that presses, oceanic, against their buoyed inner space ....

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Bonaparte may talk of the three-o'clock - in-the-morning courage, but it is nothing to the courage which can sit down cheerfully at this hour in the afternoon over against one's self whom you have known all the morning, to starve out a garrison to whom you are bound by such strong ties of sympathy.

    Walking

  • We now went to bed, appointing three-o'clock in the morning for the hour of our first sally.

    Confessions of an Etonian

  • The three-o'clock train puffed into the station at South East nearly an hour behind time.

    Flint His Faults, His Friendships and His Fortunes

  • I managed to get away from Blandings for a night, because the gov'nor had to come to London; but I've got to go back with him on the three-o'clock train.

    Something New

  • He gave a quick, uneasy glance about the breakfast-room, where they were having a hasty three-o'clock luncheon.

    The Beloved Woman

  • While this order is being given the three-o'clock bell resounds, startling the air.

    Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan

  • Three weeks later Ovid took the "three-o'clock" down the line of a

    Scattergood Baines

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