Replacing


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Replacing

The renewing or restoring to a former place or condition, as the renewing of parts of a building which have been damaged or impaired by use or by the elements.
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Then replacing the box beneath the shavings he went qui- etly out at the front door and walked again in the streets.
You are right, colonel," said Monsieur d'Albon, replacing upon his head the cap with which he had been fanning himself.
Be it so," I said, replacing the tool beneath the cloak and again offering him my arm.
In our growing science of hypnotism we find the promise of a possibility of superseding old inherent instincts by new suggestions, grafting upon or replacing the inherited fixed ideas.
On the following morning at five o'clock D'Artagnan arose, and descending to the kitchen without help, asked, among other ingredients the list of which has not come down to us, for some oil, some wine, and some rosemary, and with his mother's recipe in his hand composed a balsam, with which he anointed his numerous wounds, replacing his bandages himself, and positively refusing the assistance of any doctor, D'Artagnan walked about that same evening, and was almost cured by the morrow.
Yet, had he come," thought Dantes, "he would have found the treasure, and Borgia, he who compared Italy to an artichoke, which he could devour leaf by leaf, knew too well the value of time to waste it in replacing this rock.
These two instantly mounted, the coachman of the latter replacing D'Artagnan on the coach-box of the royal coach.
While the coachman and a servant were replacing the wheel, the lady and gentleman sheltered themselves beneath the maple-trees, and there espied the bubbling fountain, and David Swan asleep beside it.
At that moment one of those momentary eclipses I before alluded to had come over his face, extinguishing his smile, and replacing, by an abstracted and alienated look, the customarily shrewd, bantering glance of his eye.
The red-caps had nearly finished their work, the grave was filled up, and they were carefully replacing the turf.
Van der School removed his spectacles, which he closed and placed in his pocket, seemingly for the pleasure of again opening and replacing them on his nose, After this evolution was repeated once or twice, he handed the bill over to Mr.
The dignity of Sophia was wounded; "Wretch (exclaimed she, hastily replacing the Bank-note in the Drawer) how darest thou to accuse me of an Act, of which the bare idea makes me blush?