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Someone coughed once or twice and then a few gentlemen patted the table gently as a signal for silence.
At the same moment a vague shadowy figure emerged from the gap for which they had been making, and uttered the plaintive signal cry again, on which a second man appeared out of the obscurity.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Then when you hear him retire for the night, you must open the shutters of your window, undo the hasp, put your lamp there as a signal to us, and then withdraw quietly with everything which you are likely to want into the room which you used to occupy.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
But once again the men, with their sticks and their hobnailed boots, were too strong for them; and suddenly, at a squeal from Snowball, which was the signal for retreat, all the animals turned and fled through the gateway into the yard.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
When Balashev had ended, Napoleon again took out his snuffbox, sniffed at it, and stamped his foot twice on the floor as a signal.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
At this signal, the little elephant, with a dexterity that was next to marvellous in so small an animal, whisked the chair round with Mr.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Now and then, the sound of the signal cannon broke upon us again, and again rolled sulkily along the course of the river.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Gradgrind joined them before they had gone very far, and spoke with much interest of Stephen Blackpool; for whom he thought this signal failure of the suspicions against Mrs.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
His entrance was the signal for various homely jokes with the countrymen, which slackened not until he had made his supper, and opened his box of treasures, when he ingeniously contrived to unite business with amusement.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
And if among those who died a natural death, there be found some bad emperors, like Severus, it is to be ascribed to their signal good fortune and to their great abilities, advantages seldom found united in the same man.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
The foolhardiness or ignorance of her officers was a prolific theme for comment whilst she remained in sight, and efforts were made to signal her to reduce sail in face of her danger.