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chairs

[cherz]
(mining engineering)
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Do, Grandfather, talk to us about this chair," she repeated.
Well, child," said Grandfather, patting Clara's cheek, "I can tell you a great many stories of my chair.
His young fancy kindled at the idea of knowing all the adventures of this venerable chair.
Well," said Tom, slowly undressing himself, and staring at the old chair all the while, which stood with a mysterious aspect by the bedside, "I never saw such a rum concern as that in my days.
In about half an hour, Tom woke up with a start, from a confused dream of tall men and tumblers of punch; and the first object that presented itself to his waking imagination was the queer chair.
I may as well see one real chair, as two or three complete sets of false ones," said Tom, bringing out his head from under the bedclothes.
The block-and-tackle, running like a trolley on the overhead track, made it possible for the assistant to seize his tail and drag him through the air till he was above the chair.
Once more he was swung into position by his tail, jabbed in the chest, and lowered suddenly on the run--but so suddenly, with a frantic twist of his body on his part, that he fell violently across the chair on his belly.
Put these things together in your own mind, and you will know what my thoughts were, as I sat waiting for events in my chair, without my telling you.
Anna Mikhaylovna with her eyes indicated a chair that stood beside the bed.
She still lay back in the chair, possessed by a torpor like the torpor of death--insensible to sound, insensible to touch.
Downward and downward the hideous apparition made its slow progress, until it stopped close over Agnes--stopped, and turned slowly, so that the face of it confronted the upturned face of the woman in the chair.