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The Horse and His Boy
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The Horse and His Boy
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  • About fifteen minutes later they were down among them, plodding on a level road with white walls on each side and trees bending over the walls.
  • For the next few minutes Shasta was at work, very cautiously to avoid jingling, while the Horse said things like, "Get that girth a bit tighter," or "You’ll find a buckle lower down," or "You’ll need to shorten those stirrups a good bit."

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  • And he skulked behind the Tomb, looking out every few minutes, and wondering which was the least dangerous thing to do.
  • There’s a great feast on tonight (I must start getting my hair done for it in a few minutes) and the whole place will be a blaze of lights.
  • A very few minutes brought them to the palace gates.
  • It was about ten minutes later when all four of them (the two children wet nearly all over) came out and began to notice their surroundings.
  • When the curtains had been drawn Aravis found that she was in a courtyard-garden very like the one that Shasta had been taken into a few minutes earlier in another part of the city.
  • Greatly to his relief he saw, about five minutes’ walk away on his left, what must certainly be the Tombs, just as Bree had described them; great masses of mouldering stone shaped like gigantic bee-hive, but a little narrower.
  • After that there was so much bustle and talk and coming and going that Shasta for a few minutes lost sight of Corin and Edmund and Lucy.
  • It’s mere murder sending a child into the battle; he can’t live five minutes.

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  • And Father was embarked in one of his own warships within twenty minutes.
  • It was five minutes before he rose again, blowing hard and covered with bits of bracken.
  • Art Corin’s elder by full twenty minutes.
  • There was a kind of track running through it and he had not followed this for many minutes when he heard a thick and rather wheezy voice saying to him.
  • After a very horrible ten minutes or so Shasta realized suddenly that there were no longer any horses stamping about in the immediate neighbourhood and that the noise (for there were still a good many noises going on) was no longer that of a battle.
  • Every few minutes they were joined by other creatures, some from the branches overhead and some from little underground houses at their feet, till the party consisted of five rabbits, a squirrel, two magpies, a goat-foot faun, and a mouse, who all talked at the same time and all agreed with the Hedgehog.
  • When they had galloped for several minutes without any further noise from the lions Shasta said, "I say!
  • About ten minutes later the careful Hwin said, "But we mustn’t go to sleep.

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as in: a minute amount Define
very, very small
as in: keep the minutes Define
a written record of what happened at a meeting
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