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Whin I am servin' my time, I'm undher the Articles av War, an' can be whipped on the peg for thim.
There was Peg Barney sittin' on the groun' in his shirt - wan shoe off an' wan shoe on - whackin' a tent-peg over the head wid his boot, an' singin' fit to wake the dead.
At the end of two yards,' she said, putting in a peg to mark the distance, 'I shall give you your directions--have another biscuit?
To please my father, I mounted the horse, and, without waiting for any instructions from the Indian, turned the peg as I had seen him do.
But Ulysses, when he had taken it up and examined it all over, strung it as easily as a skilled bard strings a new peg of his lyre and makes the twisted gut fast at both ends.
Here my friend, about whose madness I now saw, or fancied that I saw, certain indications of method, removed the peg which marked the spot where the beetle fell, to a spot about three inches to the westward of its former position.
I went with Musgrave to his study and whittled myself this peg, to which I tied this long string with a knot at each yard.
Against that peg the gondolier takes a purchase with his oar, changing it at intervals to the other side of the peg or dropping it into another of the crooks, as the steering of the craft may demand--and how in the world he can back and fill, shoot straight ahead, or flirt suddenly around a corner, and make the oar stay in those insignificant notches, is a problem to me and a never diminishing matter of interest.
Heaven grant that they may be of a kind sufficiently noxious for the doctor to let me peg away at them
In England and France he was the square peg in the round hole, but here the holes were any sort of shape, and no sort of peg was quite amiss.
Michael Ivanovich did not at all know when "you and I" had said such things about Bonaparte, but understanding that he was wanted as a peg on which to hang the prince's favorite topic, he looked inquiringly at the young prince, wondering what would follow.
For this purpose she jumped upon a peg, and suspending herself from it, pretended to be dead.
It was in this locality that Peg Bowen lived, and our way lay near her house though not directly in sight of it.
Dorothy stepped inside the little room to get a back view of the copper man, and in this way discovered a printed card that hung between his shoulders, it being suspended from a small copper peg at the back of his neck.
She felt as though her nerves were strings being strained tighter and tighter on some sort of screwing peg.