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sheer
used in Treasure Island

4 uses
  • Sheer above us rose the Spyglass, here dotted with single pines, there black with precipices.
    Chapter 32 — The Treasure-hunt—The Voice Among the Trees (5% in)
  • Him they had deserted, whether in sheer panic or out of revenge for his ill words and blows I know not; but there he remained behind, tapping up and down the road in a frenzy, and groping and calling for his comrades.
    Chapter 5 — The Last of the Blind Man (56% in)
  • All were strangely shaped, and the Spy-glass, which was by three or four hundred feet the tallest on the island, was likewise the strangest in configuration, running up sheer from almost every side and then suddenly cut off at the top like a pedestal to put a statue on.
    Chapter 13 — How My Shore Adventure Began (9% in)
  • The air, besides, was fresh and stirring, and this, under the sheer sunbeams, was a wonderful refreshment to our senses.
    Chapter 31 — The Treasure-hunt—Flint's Pointer (63% in)

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