1 A feed store, its windows opaque with the dust of bran, a patent medicine advertisement painted on its roof.
2 The mud roads of a few days ago are powdery dust and the puddles beside them have hardened into lozenges of black sleek earth like cracked patent leather.
3 She shivered in the garage while he spent half an hour in deciding whether to put alcohol or patent non-freezing liquid into the radiator, or to drain out the water entirely.
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4 While Kennicott was chattering about a patent swing-door for the garage she saw the swing-doors of a prison.
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5 High times indeed, if whaling captains were wheeled about the water on castors like gouty old aldermen in patent chairs.
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6 There was a great gleaming of yellow and patent leather about the saddle and bridle.
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7 Finally, he sniffed the dead man's lips, and then glanced at the soles of his patent leather boots.
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8 The next day, came the news that the murder had been overlooked, that the guilt of Hyde was patent to the world, and that the victim was a man high in public estimation.
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9 'You'll make your fortune, Mr. Sowerberry,' said the beadle, as he thrust his thumb and forefinger into the proffered snuff-box of the undertaker: which was an ingenious little model of a patent coffin.
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10 These are the more patent facts which are to be deduced from his hat.
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11 I glanced down at the new patent leathers which I was wearing.
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12 She was one of those people who are infatuated with patent medicines and all new-fangled methods of producing health or mending it.
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13 Oh, very simply; black trousers, patent leather boots, white waistcoat, either a black or blue coat, and a long cravat.
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14 The company had always taken every precaution to prevent people crossing the lines except by the bridges, both by placing notices in every station and by the use of patent spring gates at level crossings.
15 A flower in his buttonhole, a dazzling silk hat, and patent leather shoes complete the effect.