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  • He surfaced near where we stood on the edge of the culvert.†   (source)
  • For months, Mr. Hubbard had been planning to replace it with a large concrete culvert, but his bad health had sidetracked him.†   (source)
  • Late one morning as Shiva and I sat on the culvert by the side of Missing's hill, a frail, barefoot girl, no older than twelve, came stiff-legged up the hill.†   (source)
  • They ran over the culvert.†   (source)
  • Had the girls ridden here more recently, they would have known that the slope they were climbing had, since late summer, run with water from a leaking culvert.†   (source)
  • With Baig leading the way, Mortenson and McCown inspected the newly laid pipes carrying water down a steep culvert from a mountain stream to the north of the valley, and ceremonially switched on the small generator the water turned, enough to break the monotony of darkness a few hours each evening for the few dozen homes in Zuudkhan where newly wired light fixtures dangled from the ceiling.†   (source)
  • She went to the culvert at the entrance to the driveway and snipped the sturdier grass growing at its two mouths.†   (source)
  • A temporary dam of branches in one culvert caused the water to back and deepen.†   (source)
  • Your bridge will carry four trains at once, stand three hundred years and cost you less than your cheapest culvert.†   (source)
  • Beneath it by a wide culvert the Deeping-stream passed out.†   (source)
  • They are easy to spot, unless the crossers used a branch to sweep the earth behind them, as some do, or sneaked through the occasional drainage culvert.†   (source)
  • He eased his feet in, holding the fluted steel edge of the culvert with both hands.†   (source)
  • As I was building it, I installed a forty-eight-inch culvert through it at the lowest spot, and then put a weir, or gate, across it to control the water depth.†   (source)
  • Everyone, I guess, who is not abnormal has foregathered with little girls in some dim leafy place, in the bottom of a manger, under a willow, in a culvert under a road—or at least has dreamed of doing so.†   (source)
  • There was no gap between the punt and the dark mouth of the culvert.   (source)
    culvert = an enclosed channel that carries runoff water beneath something
  • The rain echoed dismally up the culvert.   (source)
  • The cart track crossed by a brick culvert and climbed the opposite slope to a five-barred gate in the thorn hedge.   (source)
  • Hazel caught him up by the culvert.   (source)
  • Well out from either bank stood four low arches—scarcely more than culverts, each filled by the stream to within a foot of the apex.   (source)
    culverts = enclosed channels that carry runoff water beneath areas above the water
  • Broadside on, the punt struck gently against two of the piers and stopped, pinned squarely across the mouth of one of the central culverts.   (source)
  • Had they come over the common, among the shining wires, through the thunderstorm, the culverts on the great river, to die at the claws of General Woundwort?   (source)
  • In the gray starlight she could see the embankment and the black round hole of the culvert where she always left Tom's food.   (source)
    culvert = a pipe that carries runoff water beneath something
  • It read: Go at once to the culvert opening on the south shore.†   (source)
  • They passed a culvert over a creek where the moon's reflection wobbled between the cattails.†   (source)
  • In 2000, I found the Mexico City culvert where Enrique waited for a train.†   (source)
  • Before, when he made it this far, he spent the night curled up in the culvert with other migrants.†   (source)
  • S.Q. went back down to the culvert just now, to take one last look around.†   (source)
  • Then last night Milligan pointed out the culvert to us.†   (source)
  • Reynie found the culvert and marked off twenty paces from it.†   (source)
  • Kate would have loved to sneak down to the culvert again, but this was not a clandestine operation.†   (source)
  • The drain connects to a culvert, which carried everything off to the harbor.†   (source)
  • Not far from here an old drainage culvert empties into the channel.†   (source)
  • No, something's happened—" We sprinted the last few yards and came to the edge of the culvert.†   (source)
  • Orcs had crept like rats through the culvert through which the stream flowed out.†   (source)
  • He walked north on the Acoma road until the culvert and windmill were out of sight.†   (source)
  • When he reached it, he surveyed the entirety of Popcorn Corners: a tavern, a grocery, three equally decrepit houses, a band of feral chickens that lived in the culverts.†   (source)
  • Outside the culvert where Enrique hides, trains clang and crash as they add and subtract cars, forming trains that are nearly a mile long.†   (source)
  • Enrique crawls into a three-foot-wide concrete culvert, one of several in a field north of the station.†   (source)
  • Then she heard Mr. Curtain send S.Q. away, and suspecting a trap, she beat a quick retreat down the culvert to the shore.†   (source)
  • They know someone was in the culvert and swam away to escape — your soggy shoes are a dead giveaway.†   (source)
  • To leave me a message, hide it in a dry spot within twenty paces of the culvert, and stack two stones upon it.†   (source)
  • However, it occurs to me that although the drainpipe is mouse-sized, the culvert is human-sized, and would provide a perfect hiding place for some bold eavesdropper who managed to find its entrance.†   (source)
  • Everybody's heard about it: Jackson and S.Q. failed to catch the spy, but they did find footprints in the sand at the culvert entrance, footprints leading down into the water.†   (source)
  • And so it was that with longer and longer strides, S.Q. Pedalian hurried across the plaza and down the incline, toward the shore, toward the culvert, toward the place where Reynie, in his anxious hurry, had stacked the two stones just a little less carefully than he'd done the first time — toward the place where one corner of the note stuck out, flickering in the harbor breeze like a tiny white flag of surrender.†   (source)
  • They slosh through the culverts in their rubber boots and swing from trees and from the lower beams of the bridge.†   (source)
  • She carried the milk to the front steps, and on her way back to the culvert she gave the mower another tug.†   (source)
  • They mined it at night, they stored it in hidden culverts, they were paid in cash, with no questions asked or answered.†   (source)
  • In the pass that the Seperchia cut between the Hephestial Mountains and the coastal range, the streams were forced into narrow ditches and crossed the roadway there in stone-sided culverts.†   (source)
  • There was for a while a lull in the assault, since the attempt to break in through the culvert had been foiled.†   (source)
  • At first he almost tipped us all back into the water, but he lunged and his frantic strength pulled Florence over the side of the culvert.†   (source)
  • The curved ridges of the culvert pressed against his spine, and he could feel tiny pebbles and fine sand that had been washed inside.†   (source)
  • There was a red spot on Florence's forehead where he must have hit bottom or the edge of the culvert.†   (source)
  • They have crept in the culvert again, while we talked, and they have lit the fire of Orthanc beneath our feet.†   (source)
  • He slid out of the culvert slowly; his legs were stiff from being drawn up near his belly for warmth.†   (source)
  • They gathered such small boulders and broken stones as they could find to hand, and under Gimli's direction the Westfold-men blocked up the inner end of the culvert, until only a narrow outlet remained.†   (source)
  • The driver and the two men who had been with him were running toward a culvert.†   (source)
  • Start firing when it is opposite the culvert.†   (source)
  • Ma saw a dark figure creep into the open and draw near to the culvert.†   (source)
  • The man was down in the road halfway between the culvert and the truck.†   (source)
  • You look for that culvert on the way back, Ma.†   (source)
  • She went straight out to the culvert and climbed up on the road.†   (source)
  • Through the tangle she could see the black hole of the culvert.†   (source)
  • I was always scared somebody'd see you put stuff in that culvert, an' then they'd watch.†   (source)
  • I wanta be sure an' see that culvert he said about.†   (source)
  • Tom Stark, a sophomore, had made quarterback on the mythical All Southern Eleven and had celebrated by wrapping an expensive yellow sport job around a culvert on one of the numerous new speedways which bore his father's name.†   (source)
  • See those coming out of the culvert.†   (source)
  • They ran for the culvert and ducked in.†   (source)
  • We are above the culvert, he saw, and just below the height where the road drops down straight toward the bridge in that long sweep.†   (source)
  • I seen a culvert, little ways back.†   (source)
  • In a ditch, where a culvert went under the road, an old touring car was pulled off the highway and a little tent was pitched beside it, and smoke came out of a stove pipe through the tent.†   (source)
  • They's a nice culvert.†   (source)
  • And the rain fell steadily, and the water flowed over the highways, for the culverts could not carry the water.†   (source)
  • A stream golloped through a concrete culvert beneath the road.†   (source)
  • Why they don't repair that culvert—And don't be a booze-hoister like me, either.†   (source)
  • The horse was reined back almost on its haunches, and forced towards the culvert.†   (source)
  • This is more like Mahbub,' thought Kim, as the beast shied at the little head above the culvert.†   (source)
  • As I drew nearer I perceived he was dressed in clothes as dusty and filthy as my own; he looked, indeed, as though he had been dragged through a culvert.†   (source)
  • Culvert's out, beyond the grove.†   (source)
  • The water was now high in the streams, squirting through the weirs, and tinkling under culverts; the smallest gullies were all full; there was no taking short cuts anywhere, and foot-passengers were compelled to follow the permanent ways.†   (source)
  • It had always been my custom to stand when in his presence; even at the council board, except upon those rare occasions when the sitting was a very long one, extending over hours; then I had a trifling little backless thing which was like a reversed culvert and was as comfortable as the toothache.†   (source)
  • There were many creeks in this mountainous region, and it was necessary to cross Muddy Creek, Green Creek, and others, upon culverts.†   (source)
  • One might even, in that prison, precisely at the spot where the sewer which served the unprecedented escape, in broad daylight, of thirty prisoners, in 1843, passes under the culvert, read his name, PANCHAUD, audaciously carved by his own hand on the wall of the sewer, during one of his attempts at flight.†   (source)
  • He paddled along swiftly till he came to a culvert, and dropped behind it, his chin on a level with the coping-stone.†   (source)
  • It was quite natural, that those who had the blind-alley Vide-Gousset, [Empty-Pocket] or the Rue Coupe-Gorge [Cut-Throat], for the scene of their daily labor, should have for their domicile by night the culvert of the Chemin-Vert, or the catch basin of Hurepoix.†   (source)
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