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frail

a quantity of raisins or figs equal to between 50 and 75 pounds
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Our idea was that if, when the sun rose, we saw nothing of the giant, and no longer heard his howls, which still came faintly through the darkness, growing more and more distant, we should conclude that he was dead, and that we might safely stay upon the island and need not risk our lives upon the frail rafts.
But unfortunately the passion of the moment predominates, in the Frail Sex, over every other consideration.
The Indians warily retraced their steps toward the place they had left, when the scout, placing his pole against a rock, by a powerful shove, sent his frail bark directly into the turbulent stream.
To her surprise she discovered that she could not even turn against the high wind, which rocked and buffeted the frail craft.
One man, trying in his terror to escape the awful sight, stumbled against the coffin so heavily as to knock away one of its frail supports.