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For a minute Jo stood still with a strange feeling in her heart, then she resolved to go on, but something held and turned her round, just in time to see Amy throw up her hands and go down, with a sudden crash of rotten ice, the splash of water, and a cry that made Jo's heart stand still with fear.
The quiet of the jungle settled down over the camp, at least the comparative quiet of the jungle, for there were always noises of some sort going on, from the fall of some rotten tree limb to the scream or growl of a wild beast, while, now and again, from the river came the pig-like grunts of the alligators.
But here's the end of the rotten line --all dripping, too.
Women and little children would fall to cursing about it; it was rotten, rotten as hell--everything was rotten.
He said the most of Sir Dinadan's jokes were rotten and the rest were petrified.
I smelt sickly eggs by the barrel, and rotten cabbages, and such things; and if I know the signs of a dead cat being around, and I bet I do, there was sixty-four of them went in.
Why, he took and dipped his hand in a rotten stump where the rain-water was.
Ravenous, and now very faint, I devoured a spoonful or two of my portion without thinking of its taste; but the first edge of hunger blunted, I perceived I had got in hand a nauseous mess; burnt porridge is almost as bad as rotten potatoes; famine itself soon sickens over it.
I'll crush his ribs in like a rotten hazel-nut before I cross the threshold
One of these days that audacious assertion will be practicall y contradicted, and the whol e rotten system of modern society will come down with a crash.
The Court, from that exclusive inner circle to its outermost rotten ring of intrigue, corruption, and dissimulation, was all gone together.
There is a strange unwholesome smell upon the room, like mildewed corduroys, sweet apples wanting air, and rotten books.