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muster

a flock of peacocks
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To reckon the importance of Mademoiselle Cormon's salon at its true value, it will suffice to say that the born statistician of the society, du Bousquier, had estimated that the persons who frequented it controlled one hundred and thirty-one votes in the electoral college, and mustered among themselves eighteen hundred thousand francs a year from landed estate in the neighborhood.
I mustered all my strength to reply to him with a burst of laughter.
I was about to be mustered into the Royal Marines when he fell.
After they had walked together for some time the tattered man mustered sufficient courage to speak.
At noon of on autumnal day, more than two centuries ago, the English colors were displayed by the standard-bearer of the Salem trainband, which had mustered for martial exercise under the orders of John Endicott.
The child mustered all her strength, and gave one more scream, but was out of sight before Ceres had time to turn her head.
It was the band of the Benefit Club, which had mustered in all its glory-- that is to say, in bright-blue scarfs and blue favours, and carrying its banner with the motto, "Let brotherly love continue," encircling a picture of a stone-pit.