About a mile farther, on a road I had never travelled, we came to an orchard of starved apple-trees writhing over a hillside among outcroppings of slate that nuzzled up through the snow like animals pushing out their noses to breathe.
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The patient writhed in pain.
She writhed on the sidewalk begging that someone call an ambulance.