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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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  • For a minute or more the hand, with its writhing fingers, protruded out of the floor.
  • She writhed as one who is in terrible pain, and her limbs were dreadfully convulsed.
  • I have felt like one of those poor rabbits when the snake is writhing towards it.
  • As he ran he jerked his hands up and down, waggled his head, and writhed his face into the most extraordinary contortions.
  • There was the huge famished brute, its black muzzle buried in Rucastle’s throat, while he writhed and screamed upon the ground.
  • Making our way among the trees, we reached the lawn, crossed it, and were about to enter through the window when out from a clump of laurel bushes there darted what seemed to be a hideous and distorted child, who threw itself upon the grass with writhing limbs and then ran swiftly across the lawn into the darkness.

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  • The patient writhed in pain.
  • She writhed on the sidewalk begging that someone call an ambulance.

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