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  • Fiquin needed only the lightest heel-tap to pick up his long-legged gate, and the patrol trotted up the incline as the crevice walls grew around them.

    The Covenant of the Forge

  • Day after day, each man of us poured out on the trail the last heel-tap of his strength, and the coming of night found us utterly played out.

    The Trail of '98 A Northland Romance

  • He had played prompter for the white folks at a thousand frolics, and knew every step and turn and fling of the heel-tap and the toe, but he had never seen such a peculiar double demi-semi-quiver shuffle as that old buzzard loped around that mule.

    Bill Arp from the uncivil war to date, 1861-1903,

  • I folded my portion of these dispatches small, wrapped them in thin gutta-percha, and, going to the most obscure shoemaker in the part of London which I knew, had the heel of one of my boots excavated and the packet deposited in the hole and covered over again by a stout heel-tap.

    The Autobiography of a Journalist

  • "I think we are somewhere in the Atlantic; but your finding that heel-tap does puzzle me."

    The Changing Sun

  • This took the Englishman's breath away for a moment, then he remarked: "That accounts for the heel-tap we found; who knows, these people may be possessors of the richest gold and silver mines on earth."

    The Changing Sun

  • "That accounts for the heel-tap we found; who knows, these people may be possessors of the richest gold and silver mines on earth."

    The Land of the Changing Sun

  • A complete change of garments-not a thumb-patch or extra heel-tap missing.

    Filling the Ice-house.

  • At the slightest heel-tap sounding behind his own, he stopped, looked attentively at the photographs in the windows, or fingered an English or German book lying on a stall, to oblige the police spy to pass him.

    Tartarin On The Alps

  • London which I knew, had the heel of one of my boots excavated and the packet deposited in the hole and covered over again by a stout heel-tap.

    The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I

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