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  • It may possibly recur to your memory that when I examined the paper upon which the printed words were fastened I made a close inspection for the water-mark.

    The Seriously Deranged Writer and the Model Cars

  • Written in pencil upon the fly-leaf of a book, octavo size, no water-mark.

    Sole Music

  • Harvard College had left nothing but “an autobiographical blank, a mind on which only a water-mark had been stamped.”

    The Five of Hearts

  • Both were too proud to run; but, if ever Amyas prayed in his life, he prayed for the last twenty yards before he reached the water-mark.

    Westward Ho!

  • Such devices would be the high water-mark to date, and hint at the possibility of even more effective technology.

    40% Efficiency Solar Cells Developed | Impact Lab

  • With a handful of dust I made a water-mark round my neck, the place where Mr

    The Thirty-Nine Steps

  • By inspecting the water-mark of the paper Lockhart discovered that 1805 was the period in which the first few chapters were composed; the rest of the paper was marked 1814.

    Waverley

  • But none of the paper bears a water-mark, between 1805 and 1813, so Scott must merely have taken it up, in 1810, as it had been for five years.

    Waverley

  • This seems to have been deposited while the river was in flood, for it covers only those rocks which lie between the highest water-mark and a line about four feet above the lowest.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • This would give three thousand feet of ice above us; one thousand being above the water-mark.

    Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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