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  • She had hardly listened to his instructions when she saw you coming downstairs, on which she closed the window rapidly and told you about one of the servants 'escapade with her wooden-legged lover, which was all perfectly true.

    Sole Music

  • The wooden-legged one that jumps from speeding cars and runs faster than Jesse Owens or the dead one?

    Think Progress » Rumsfeld: War Critics Being Manipulated By Zarqawi and Bin Laden’s ‘Media Committees’

  • 'An injured lady, half a million in treasure, a black cannibal, and a wooden-legged ruffian.

    Sir Arthur Conundrum Doyle

  • In truth, I was thinking, if girls fall in love with this sallow hook-nosed, glass-eyed, wooden-legged, dirty, hideous old man, with the sham teeth, they have a queer taste.

    Roundabout Papers

  • But so far as I was concerned this odd settlement of pleasure-squatters was a mystery as well as a surprise, enhanced rather than mitigated by an imaginative suggestion or so I had received from the wooden-legged man at

    In the Days of the Comet

  • I came upon my wooden-legged man at the top of his steps.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • Then I fell into conversation with a salacious wooden-legged old man with a silver ring, who swept the steps that went down to the beach from the parade.

    In the Days of the Comet

  • The very last of all to approach it now would have been the two rollicking tars who had trodden their wooden-legged watch around it.

    Mary Anerley

  • But the wooden-legged sailors, old Joe and his son, who seem to have been employed by Mordacks, took him at his own word for a

    Mary Anerley

  • An instance of this is the address of the redoubtable wooden-legged governor, on his departure at the head of his warriors to chastise the Swedes:

    Washington Irving

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