drove


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drove

1. a narrow irrigation channel
2. a chisel with a broad edge used for dressing stone

drove

A mason’s chisel having a blade from 2 to 4 in. (5 to 10 cm) broad; a boaster.
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On and on they drove through the darkness, and though the rain stopped, the wind rushed by and whistled and made strange sounds.
"Do you know, one Christmas I drove from Tver," said Anatole, smilingly at the recollection and turning to Makarin who gazed rapturously at him with wide-open eyes.
A breeze from the north drove little puffs of white cloud across an ultramarine sky, with a bright sea running under it.
Levin was a little afraid he would exhaust the horses, especially the chestnut, whom he did not know how to hold in; but unconsciously he fell under the influence of his gaiety and listened to the songs he sang all the way on the box, or the descriptions and representations he gave of driving in the English fashion, four-in-hand; and it was in the very best of spirits that after lunch they drove to the Gvozdyov marsh.
Upon this the Danaans drove the Trojans back, and each one of their chieftains killed his man.
"You drove a lady from here to the New York, New Haven & Hartford Depot last Friday?" he asked.
Vasili Andreevich agreed, and drove as Nikita had indicated.
Presently, with the utmost ease, he rolled the stone away from the door and drove out his sheep, but he at once put it back again--as easily as though he were merely clapping the lid on to a quiver full of arrows.