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skates

n. shoes. It looks like somebody looged on your skates!
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His assistance was welcome, and Miss Ward allowed him to put on her skates.
He stood on the shore, listening to the grinding, swaying sound of the skates, and watching the growing complexity of the curves they were engraving on the ice.
The time passed quickly; when Miss Ward sent for him to take off her skates there was a general groan and declaration that it could not possibly be half-past eight o'clock yet.
Allow me, Miss," he said to Gertrude, who was standing on one leg, leaning on Agatha, and taking off her own skates.
If all the skates is off, I will, by Miss Wilson's order, carry them and the camp-stool back to the college.
Oh," she said, looking at the string of skates as if she had hardly expected to see them again, "so you have brought our things back?
Even in India we don't exactly skate all the year round," observed Mr.
For the weather steadily hardened and sharpened; that night the ice of the lake, glimmering in the moonlight, was like a marble floor, and they had begun to dance and skate on it before it was dark.
Uncle sent those; I know he did; and, now I see them, I remember that I did want to skate and coast.
It was so beautiful, that even the blocks of ice danced about for joy; and when they were tired and laid themselves down, they formed exactly the letters which the Snow Queen had told him to find out; so now he was his own master, and he would have the whole world and a pair of new skates into the bargain.
Winkle, with his face and hands blue with the cold, had been forcing a gimlet into the sole of his feet, and putting his skates on, with the points behind, and getting the straps into a very complicated and entangled state, with the assistance of Mr.
Winkle was far too wise to do anything of the kind, in skates.
Weller, and said in a stern voice, 'Take his skates off.
said Wardle, dragging off his skates with the impetuosity which characterised all his proceedings.
In winter when he was too lazy to skate or slide himself they pulled him about on the ice by a garter tied round his waist.