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A form of decay in which wood becomes soft and weak and has a dull lifeless appearance.
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Tucked away in the corner of its little bay, which an accommodating island converts into a still lagoon, Millbourne lies dozing.
No one was in sight, and not a sound came from the open windows of the house: a grizzled Newfoundland dozing before the door seemed as ineffectual a guardian as the arrowless Cupid.
So the mastiff, dozing in his kennel in the court-yard with his large head on his paws, may think of the hot sunshine when the shadows of the stable-buildings tire his patience out by changing and leave him at one time of the day no broader refuge than the shadow of his own house, where he sits on end, panting and growling short, and very much wanting something to worry besides himself and his chain.
Dozing against the pedestal of a statue, he saw Strickland again.
This adjutant was also there and sat dozing on the rolled-up bedding, evidently exhausted by work or by feasting.
And here we are, absolutely wedged together on these seats--and my chaperon is dozing half the time.
He spent the afternoon in a deck-chair, with closed eyes, dozing brokenly most of the time, and in the evening went early to bed.
Oh, but you aren't really glad at all for things; you just SAY you are," pouted Pollyanna, her eyes on the dog, dozing before the fire.
Annushka was already dozing, the red bag on her lap, clutched by her broad hands, in gloves, of which one was torn.
Stupidly dozing, or communing with her incapable self about nothing, she sat for a little while with her hands at her ears, and her head resting on them.
After that, what with dozing and what with castle-building, he lost himself for a long time, so that there was a touch of morning on the eastward rim of the desolate Campagna when he crept to bed.
More than an hour had passed, and they were even dozing, when one of the three--each said it was he, and he had NOT dozed-- made out Riderhood in his boat at the spot agreed on.