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headstone

The principal stone in a foundation, as the cornerstone of a building or the keystone of an arch.
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But that can't be, I think,' returned Miss Peecher: 'because Mr Headstone can have no business with HER.
Bradley Headstone and Charley Hexam duly got to the Surrey side of Westminster Bridge, and crossed the bridge, and made along the Middlesex shore towards Millbank.
I told Mr Headstone you were not settled, Liz, but he was so kind as to take an interest in coming, and so I brought him.
I saw my brother near the school, sir,' to Bradley Headstone, 'because it's easier for me to go there, than for him to come here.
Conscious that his pupil-teacher was looking for his answer, that he himself had suggested the boy's keeping aloof from this sister, now seen for the first time face to face, Bradley Headstone stammered:
It happened that Bradley Headstone noticed a very slight action of Lizzie Hexam's hand, as though it checked the doll's dressmaker.
It might have fallen out so, any way; but Bradley Headstone also noticed that immediately after this, Lizzie, who had not taken off her bonnet, rather hurriedly proposed that as the room was getting dark they should go out into the air.
Why can't you, as Mr Headstone said to me this very evening about another matter, leave well alone?
I said to Mr Headstone this very evening, "After all, my sister got me here.
There's Mr Headstone stopping and looking over the wall at the tide, to hint that it's time to go.
Being by this time close to Vauxhall Bridge, they resolved, in consequence, to take that way over the Thames, and they left her; Bradley Headstone giving her his hand at parting, and she thanking him for his care of her brother.
Bradley Headstone scrutinized the boy as closely as the boy had scrutinized the gentleman.