1 There had also been a very strange custom, whose origin was unknown, of marching every Sunday morning past a boar's skull which was nailed to a post in the garden.
2 He delighted to live, barrack-fashion, among the elegant furniture, and he bullied the very pictures with his origin.
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3 It was of Eastern origin, having been brought from the Holy Land; and the mixture of the cymbals and bells seemed to bid welcome at once, and defiance, to the knights as they advanced.
4 "This was, in fact, the origin of our acting," said Tom, after a moment's thought.
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5 All that sounded extravagant or irrational in the progress of the reconciliation might have no origin but in the language of the relators.
6 Yet scarcely a single accent among the many afloat tonight could have such power to impress a listener with thoughts of its origin.
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7 A few minutes later we were joined by a short, stout man whose olive face and coal-black hair proclaimed his Southern origin, though his speech was that of an educated Englishman.
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8 , of Stepney, the source and origin of the busts.
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9 Fournaye, who is of Creole origin, is of an extremely excitable nature, and has suffered in the past from attacks of jealousy which have amounted to frenzy.
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10 Lily saw this now in Mrs. Gormer's unconcealable complacency, and in the happy irrelevance with which, for the next day or two, she quoted Bertha's opinions and speculated on the origin of her gown.
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11 DEVIL-DAM, I do not know the origin of; TIT-BIT is obvious; PEQUOD, you will no doubt remember, was the name of a celebrated tribe of Massachusetts Indians; now extinct as the ancient Medes.
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12 For at that time, and indeed until a comparatively late day, the precise origin of ambergris remained, like amber itself, a problem to the learned.
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13 The spell was soon over, and Mrs. Pontellier could not help wondering if there were not a little imagination responsible for its origin, for the rose tint had never faded from her friend's face.
14 Evidence of their Asiatic origin is deduced from the.
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15 American is justly proud of the origin of his nation, which.
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