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Rams-horne, or else with some piece of soft Ash woode: and you shall obserue that it stand plaine, flat, and leuell, without wrying or turning either vpward or downeward: for if it runne not euen vpon the earth it will neuer make a good furrow, onely as before I said, the point must looke a little downeward.
The English Husbandman The First Part: Contayning the Knowledge of the true Nature of euery Soyle within this Kingdome: how to Plow it; and the manner of the Plough, and other Instruments Gervase Markham
Deliberation sat, and public care -- 'quoted Wilfrid, with a little wrying of the lips.
A Life's Morning George Gissing 1880
Elliot's face grew deadly pale, her lower lip stiff, as when she was angered with me at Chinon, and so, wrying her neck suddenly to the left, she rode on her way, nor ever looked towards us again.
A Monk of Fife Andrew Lang 1878
Leave scowls and fury to the dark-browed, who can use them without wrying their faces like a three months 'baby with the colic.
The Well at the World's End: a tale William Morris 1865
My bed faces the river so as by perking up upon my haunches, and supporting my carcase with my elbows, without much wrying my neck, I can see the white sails glide by the bottom of the King's Bench walks as I lie in my bed.
Look on him Sir, — do not you guess from that look and wrying of his mouth, that you mistook the Bracelets for Diamond Rings, which he humbly begs, Madam, you would grace with your fair hand.
Sir Patient Fancy 1678
Look on him, Sir, -- do not you guess from that Look, and wrying of his Mouth, that you mistook the Bracelets for Diamond Rings, which he humbly begs, Madam, you would grace with your fair Hand?
The Works of Aphra Behn Volume IV. Aphra Behn 1664
You married on«i If each of you would, take this courfct haw manf Muft murdei - wives much better than themfelves For wrying but a little 'i O, Pifanlo!
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