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  • Ang Dorje hailed from Pangboche, an aggregation of stonewalled houses and terraced potato fields clinging to a rugged hillside at 13,000 feet.†   (source)
  • I was being stonewalled by a corpse.†   (source)
  • The big gender difference with negative emotions is that women are more critical, and men are more likely to stonewall.†   (source)
  • She was lying in the center of a Persian rug thrown over the floor of a large stonewalled room.†   (source)
  • One afternoon, I was invited into our smoke-filled dining room to make the acquaintance of Stonewall Jimmy, Just Black, Cool Clyde, Tight Coat and Red Leg.†   (source)
  • He passed through Grantsboro and Alliance, Bayboro and Stonewall, towns even smaller than Oriental, and it struck him that Pamlico County was like a place lost in time, nothing but a forgotten page in an abandoned book.†   (source)
  • There's Daddy Who comes home every day, dives straight into a tall amber bottle, falls into a stonewalled well of silence, a place where he can tread the suffocating loneliness.†   (source)
  • Berger was aware that her objections were being systematically stonewalled by Flodin and Sellberg.†   (source)
  • Stonewall me, but count on the fact that Reynolds being DIA will be deemed to be the cause of his death.†   (source)
  • The Stonewall Brigade and the rest of Lee's men, depleted as they are, are practiced experts at warfare.†   (source)
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  • Garnett had withdrawn the old Stonewall Brigade without orders.†   (source)
  • Old Stonewall, indeed.†   (source)
  • At last they were all shouting, their eyes resonant in the wet, stonewalled room.†   (source)
  • Could any of them compare even in that with old Stonewall?†   (source)
  • With the big gray barn and the stonewall fence.†   (source)
  • The only thing they can do now is to stonewall and go on claiming that Salander is mentally ill, and that committing her in 1991 was justified.†   (source)
  • Followed Jackson in command of the old Stonewall Brigade; at Kernstown he has made the mistake of withdrawing his men from an impossible position.†   (source)
  • Years of battle have reduced the numbers of the Stonewall Brigade from 6,000 soldiers to just a few hundred battle-tested veterans.†   (source)
  • One group, in particular, the Stonewall Brigade, marched into battle under Stonewall Jackson, who, next to Lee, was the greatest of all southern generals.†   (source)
  • What might not be possible in this stonewalled maze of mystery?†   (source)
  • He was a correspondent of many of the nickel-plated Great Men whose pictures and sonorous aphorisms appeared in the magazines: the advertising men who wrote little books about Pep and Optimism, the editor of the magazine which told clerks how to become Goethes and Stonewall Jacksons by studying correspondence-courses and never touching the manhood-rotting beer, and the cornfield sage who was equally an authority on finance, peace, biology, editing, Peruvian ethnology, and making oratory pay.†   (source)
  • When we hurried back to her house and the storm struck with a blast of hail on the tin roof, we sat behind sealed windows in her stonewalled sitting room and watched the lightning dance in the fields and shuddered when the thunder boomed like heavy artillery.†   (source)
  • Stonewall or fivebarred gate put her mount to it.†   (source)
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  • He's going to Stonewall High and he'll be grateful for it.   (source)
    stonewall = a name in this story
  • Harry, on the other hand, was going to Stonewall High, the local public school.   (source)
  • "They stuff people's heads down the toilet the first day at Stonewall," he told Harry.   (source)
  • He sat down at the table and tried not to think about how he was going to look on his first day at Stonewall High — like he was wearing bits of old elephant skin, probably.   (source)
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