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brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall

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I had an insane dream of throwing a long forked branch over the coping, and so swarming up hand-over-hand.
And so at last it did; but my fingers had clutched the coping in time; had grabbed it even as the insecure pyramid crumbled and left me dangling.
Instantly exerting what muscle I had left, and the occasion gave me, I succeeded in pulling myself up until my chin was on a level with my hands, when I flung an arm over and caught the inner coping.
But when the rising sun began to gild the coping stones at the gable ends of the houses, Cornelius, eager to know whether there was any living creature about him, approached the window, and cast a sad look round the circular yard before him
No feasible way of coping with China was suggested.
See to that great stone from the coping which hath fallen upon the bridge.
And as I looked the thought came to me that in that rushing stream of human lava were men, comrades and heroes, whose mission had been to rouse the abysmal beast and to keep the enemy occupied in coping with it.
From all the cells, both those just commenced and those completed, being thus crowned by a strong coping of wax, the bees can cluster and crawl over the comb without injuring the delicate hexagonal walls, which are only about one four-hundredth of an inch in thickness; the plates of the pyramidal basis being about twice as thick.
Some square ornaments on the coping of these same walls, were moved by the earthquake into a diagonal position.
Razumov pressed his folded arms to the stone coping over which he was leaning with force.
He stopped and laid his hand upon a piece of the coping of the burial-ground enclosure, as if he would have dislodged the stone.
were all the words she said, as she laid her face in her hands on the stone coping.
Winkle clasped him tight by the legs, they contrived by these means to bring his spectacles just above the level of the coping.
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