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gentle

Angling a maggot, esp when used as bait in fishing
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Rachel came out into the kitchen, where Eliza was sewing, and opening the door of a small bed-room, said, gently, "Come in here with me, my daughter; I have news to tell thee.
And she gently pushed her to the door which closed after her; and then, turning round, she caught little Harry in her arms, and began kissing him.
I pulled gently at his sleeve, but he had forgotten my existence.
The tears rose in his eyes as he drew her gently back into the room.
said John, and took the bridle and gently turned me round to the right-hand road by the river side.
Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer, "Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore; But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you " -- here I opened wide the door; Darkness there and nothing more.
Kitty sat very demurely on her knee, pretending to watch the progress of the winding, and now and then putting out one paw and gently touching the ball, as if it would be glad to help, if it might.
And the business of this officer is, when two, three, or more persons are in company, gently to strike with his bladder the mouth of him who is to speak, and the right ear of him or them to whom the speaker addresses himself.
I shall escort them myself," his Majesty repeated, gently but firmly, laying aside the Royal robes, and changing his crown for a small coronet, "and you may stay at home.
An almost imperceptible breath of air impelled the balloon directly over the prisoner, at the same time that it gently lowered with the contraction of the gas.
Yes, yes," she hurried, pulling her hand gently away from him.
Lynde pushed them gently aside, tried his pulse, and then laid her ear over his heart.