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So light of foot was this fair damsel, that she could step from one foamy crest of a wave to the foamy crest of another, without wetting more than the sole of her sandal.
Rain began to fall with extreme violence, and not only had the balloon to resist the power of this deluge, but also the increase of weight which it caused by wetting the whole machine, car and all.
Swimming was his only accomplishment; he felt at home in the water; and soon he had them all imitating him as he played at being a porpoise, and a drowning man, and a fat lady afraid of wetting her hair.
Drink, man, drink," cried Robin, only wetting his own lips meanwhile.
She kissed the young man on his forehead, wetting him with her tears.
It is always easy to discover where a fairies' ball is being held, as ribbons are stretched between it and all the populous parts of the Gardens, on which those invited may walk to the dance without wetting their pumps.
It was a nasty place to land, and I realized now why it was not used by the natives; but at last I man-aged, after a good wetting, to beach my canoe and scale the cliffs.
Yes, it does," Kearns replied, first wetting his lips with his tongue.
Dag Daughtry made the lip-noise so low that the old man did not hear, and Michael, springing clear from sand to canoe, was on board without wetting his feet.
A sea breached across the atoll, wetting him to the knees ere it subsided into the lagoon.
You're back from it safe and sound and hearty, for all your good wetting, and--and--" His voice broke and he could not speak for a moment.
Considering the value of the inclosure, might he feel justified in wetting the gum and securing the envelope for safety's sake?
Beyond the fright and the wetting I had nothing to complain of.
He played ecarte, was the life of evening parties, tossed off glasses of champagne without wetting his lips, and knew all the songs of Beranger by heart.
In his excitement he fell in, wetting himself to the waist.