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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • Troy's brow became heavily contracted.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • One of the ewes here contracted its muscles horribly, extended itself, and jumped high into the air.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Her brow had heavily contracted; her whole face was pallid, her lips apart, her eyes rigidly staring at their visitor.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • "Yes, butó" She contracted a yawn to an inoffensive smallness, so that it was hardly ill-mannered at all.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The conversation (which seemed to have been concerning the origin of the fire) immediately ceased, and every one ocularly criticised him to the degree expressed by contracting the flesh of their foreheads and looking at him with narrowed eyelids, as if he had been a light too strong for their sight.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: legal contract
as in: contract the disease
as in: the metal contracted
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