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sheer
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Treasure Island
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sheer
Used in
Treasure Island
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  • Sheer above us rose the Spyglass, here dotted with single pines, there black with precipices.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • The air, besides, was fresh and stirring, and this, under the sheer sunbeams, was a wonderful refreshment to our senses.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • Him they had deserted, whether in sheer panic or out of revenge for his ill words and blows I know not; but there he remained behind, tapping up and down the road in a frenzy, and groping and calling for his comrades.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • All were strangely shaped, and the Spy-glass, which was by three or four hundred feet the tallest on the island, was likewise the strangest in configuration, running up sheer from almost every side and then suddenly cut off at the top like a pedestal to put a statue on.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: a sheer cliff
as in: a sheer blouse
as in: sheer fun
as in: sheered to the left
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