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sentinel
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Leaves of Grass
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  • The transit to and from the magazine is now stopt by the sentinels, They see so many strange faces they do not know whom to trust.
  • …Retreating, triumphantly twittering, the king-bird, from piercing the crow with its bill, for amusement—and I triumphantly twittering, The migrating flock of wild geese alighting in autumn to refresh themselves, the body of the flock feed, the sentinels outside move around with erect heads watching, and are from time to time reliev’d by other sentinels—and I feeding and taking turns with the rest, In Kanadian forests the moose, large as an ox, corner’d by hunters, rising desperately on…
  • …I triumphantly twittering, The migrating flock of wild geese alighting in autumn to refresh themselves, the body of the flock feed, the sentinels outside move around with erect heads watching, and are from time to time reliev’d by other sentinels—and I feeding and taking turns with the rest, In Kanadian forests the moose, large as an ox, corner’d by hunters, rising desperately on his hind-feet, and plunging with his fore-feet, the hoofs as sharp as knives—and I, plunging at the…

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  • A sentinel watched our approach.
  • She stood sentinel outside.

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