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poise
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

2 uses
  • On the summit, hard and clear like an equestrian statue upon its pedestal, was a mounted soldier, dark and stern, his rifle poised ready over his forearm.
    Chapter 6 — Baskerville Hall (44% in)
  • As I approached the hut, walking as warily as Stapleton would do when with poised net he drew near the settled butterfly, I satisfied myself that the place had indeed been used as a habitation.
    Chapter 11 — The Man on the Tor (83% in)

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