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Our next inquiries took us to Edinburgh--to the druggist whose label we had found on the crumpled morsel of paper, and to other druggists likewise whom we were instructed to question.
The druggist whose label had been found on the crumpled bit of paper now appeared on the stand, to make the position of my unhappy husband more critical than ever.
After she had read it, she sat, staring into space; and when Stella had gone she smoothed out the crumpled manuscript.
She crumpled up like a can that has been kicked by a heavy boot, her forepart came down in the square, and the rest of her length, with a great snapping and twisting of shafts and stays, descended, collapsing athwart Tammany Hall and the streets towards Second Avenue.
A falling mass of brick-work hit him and sent him sprawling to lie still and crumpled where he fell.
I spare you all our consultations after I had produced the crumpled paper from the ashes.
For an instant he stood thus, and then crumpled very gently into the bottom of the boat.
As he sat gazing at the crumpled body in the bow of the boat he saw it move.
The grim shaft that they call the Guardian of the North is beckoning to them," said Mors Kajak sadly, "just as it beckoned to Tardos Mors and his great fleet; see where they lie, crumpled and broken, a grim and terrible monument to the mighty force of destruction which naught can resist.
At last he looked away towards the judge, and the woman fell forward in the box gasping, a crumpled up, nerveless heap of humanity.
And Hannibal, snarling, growling, and spitting, ducking his head and with short paw-strokes trying to ward off the insistent broomstick, backed obediently into the corner, crumpled up his hind-parts, and tried to withdraw his corporeal body within itself in a pain-urged effort to make it smaller.
And Hannibal, the largest lion in captivity, with all his teeth, captured out of the jungle after he was full-grown, a veritable king of beasts, before the menacing broomstick in the hand of a sliver of a man, backed deeper and more crumpled together into the corner.
The place, with its gray sky and withered garlands, its bared spaces and scattered dead leaves, was like a theater after the performance-- all strewn with crumpled playbills.
THE scene after a horror crash that claimed the lives of five people, including three children, was "complete carnage" with bodies laid in the road and a car reduced to a crumpled mess of metal, according to neighbours and police.
A MAN crumpled up an "unlucky" EuroMillions ticket - but when his wife told him to re-check, he found they'd won [euro]500,000.
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