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to prepare (food) for storage and future use

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You wonder where he can have gotten them or rather you would wonder, if the excitement of being in his presence left you time to think of such things.
Beer is the chloroform that enables the laborer to endure the severe operation of living; that is why we can always assure one another over our wine that the rascal's misery is due to his habit of drinking.
No, I've put it away in the right-hand parlour; but let it be till I can fetch it and show it you.
They can rise above their own discomfort or depression, but they are utterly unable to disregard that of those near them.
None can imagine her ferocious cruelty who has not witnessed her daily acts for over half a year.
No position can be retained long; you lose your balance and whirl over, first on your back and then on your face, and so on.
For thus it was: at the sight of these two roads, two voices began to alarum within him, the one crying, "There lies the road to the Blue Boar Inn, a can of brown October, and a merry night with sweet companions such as thou mayst find there"; the other, "There lies the way to Ancaster and the duty thou art sent upon.
Besides, I want to earn all the money I can, so that when I go to another school I shall have money to pay my expenses.
Fairbank died on the eighth, quite suddenly in the conservatory, only a maid in the house, who hadn't the presence of mind to lift her up, which they think might have saved her, but the doctor says it might have come at any moment, and one can only feel thankful that it was in the house and not in the street (I should think so
As soon as I can after I come back, I will come and see you.
As you have seen," he cried, "I can kill you when I wish and at a distance.
A chap who can tell you offhand the difference between
The trainers, with their cans in their hands, ran backward and forward over the grass, meeting their men at certain points, and eying them narrowly, in silence.
Yet when all was ready, cans of alki in their solitary hands, the three things that had once been men hesitated, as if of old habit, and next betrayed shame as if at self-exposure.
Be rather the Mungo Park, the Lewis and Clark and Frobisher, of your own streams and oceans; explore your own higher latitudes -- with shiploads of preserved meats to support you, if they be necessary; and pile the empty cans sky-high for a sign.