n.1.(Mil.) A small postern or gate in a palisade, for the passage of sallying parties.
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Seven flung down his brush, and had just begun `Well, of all the unjust things--' when his eye chanced to fall upon Alice, as she stood watching them, and he checked himself suddenly: the others looked round also, and all of them bowed low.
Boris paused in the middle of the room, looked round, brushed a little dust from the sleeve of his uniform, and going up to a mirror examined his handsome face.
The stable boys, who had been resting after their dinner, looked round, but could see nothing, and the Hunters went away.
Then seating himself, and laying down his stick, while Luke left the room, he looked round again.
These persons whispered very much among themselves, and kept aloof, and often looked round, as jealous of their speech being overheard; some two or three among them entered in books what seemed to be reports from the others; when they were not thus employed) one of them would turn to the newspapers which were strewn upon the table, and from the St James's Chronicle, the Herald, Chronicle, or Public Advertiser, would read to the rest in a low voice some passage having reference to the topic in which they were all so deeply interested.
As those words were spoken, Captain Wragge looked round at his companion in sudden surprise.
He stopped and looked round at the lovely gray tangle about him, and his round eyes looked queerly happy.
As one of the soldiers, who carried a basket in lieu of a gun, went down on his knee to open it, my convict looked round him for the first time, and saw me.
Tweedledum looked round him with a satisfied smile.
Monsieur Surville felt that he had asserted himself; he looked round invitingly at Mercy.
Excuse me, countess, but I really know nothing about it, and can't tell you anything," he said, and looked round at the officer who came in behind the lady.
growled Sikes, as Oliver hesitated, and looked round.