Sentence Examples


  • For three hundred and sixty miles, gentlemen, through the entire breadth of the state of New York; through numerous populous cities and most thriving villages; through long, dismal, uninhabited swamps, and affluent, cultivated fields, unrivalled for fertility; by billiard-room and bar-room; through the holy-of-holies of great forests; on Roman arches over Indian rivers; through sun and shade; by happy hearts or broken; through all the wide contrasting scenery of those noble Mohawk counties; and especially, by rows of snow-white chapels, whose spires stand almost like milestones, flows one continual stream of Venetianly corrupt and often lawless life.
  • It but bears out your saying, too; churches more plentiful than billiard-tables, and for ever open--and "Corrupt as Lima."
  • The meat is made into balls about the size of billiard balls, and being well seasoned and spiced might be taken for turtle-balls or veal balls.
  • If you stooped over too far forward, you risked their pitching out of you like billiard-balls.
  • The smallest, where the spine tapers away into the tail, is only two inches in width, and looks something like a white billiard-ball.

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