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Far from the Madding Crowd
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • All the surrounding cottages were more or less scenes of the same operation; the scurr of whetting spread into the sky from all parts of the village as from an armoury previous to a campaign.
  • " ’tis Cain Ball," said Gabriel, pausing from whetting his reaphook.
  • Indoors nothing was to be heard save the droning of blue-bottle flies; out-of-doors the whetting of scythes and the hiss of tressy oat-ears rubbing together as their perpendicular stalks of amber-yellow fell heavily to each swath.

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  • Because there is a force that wants you to realize your destiny; it whets your appetite with a taste of success.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • She says every time I lose it in front of the press, I only whet their appetites for more.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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