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And so indeed they were: it had only sounded like croaking, till Sylvie explained it, but I could now make out the "Wawt?
But the Raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore-- What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore.
Then from out of the silence, imminent and threatening, there came once more that low, throaty croaking, far louder and closer than before.
You have won your bet," said Harker, in a harsh and almost croaking voice.
With no worse aggravation of his symptoms, however, than the utterance of divers croaking sounds expressive of obstructed respiration, he fulils his share of the porterage and the benevolent old gentleman is deposited by his own desire in the parlour of the Sol's Arms.
The aspect of the Place, the vision which was moving in it, the disorder of that nocturnal assault, that hideous crowd, leaping like a cloud of frogs, half seen in the gloom, the croaking of that hoarse multitude, those few red torches running and crossing each other in the darkness like the meteors which streak the misty surfaces of marshes, this whole scene produced upon her the effect of a mysterious battle between the phantoms of the witches' sabbath and the stone monsters of the church.
Really it is quite like a croak, and croaking is of course the most musical sound in the world.
As to the article," said Hippolyte in his croaking voice, "I have told you already that we none of us approve of it
You're surprised to see me, sir," said he, in a strange, croaking voice.
You can't sleep for the piping, and croaking, and chirping.
He sat like an old white raven, croaking and shaking with sardonic laughter.
Nothing of the sort; the croaking voice had a habit of speaking to itself.
Your croaking will worry that child out of her wits, for she is an imaginative puss, and will fret and fancy untold horrors.
The owls are hooting in the wood; the frogs are croaking in the marsh.
He laughed so the while, like a great croaking frog, that I might have caught him had my breath not been as short as his legs were long.
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