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55 examples of gate-post in sentences

You know just what they're like, how the wall curves in a bit, and there's a scraper close to the gate-post, on either side, about a foot from the ground.

I've forgotten the brush;" and resting the can on the top of the little gate-post, hurried back up the short flight of steps, and disappeared through the open door.

The daylight had not yet wholly gone, and it guided me to two gate-posts, from which an avenue of chestnut trees led up to a great house.

A lamp from the opposite side of the street threw a broad illumination across the walk where I stood, but the gate-posts behind threw a shadow.

" That which M. Vassili was pleased to call his little dog-hole in the Champs ร‰lysรฉes was, in fact, a gorgeous house in the tawdry style of modern Parisresplendent in gray iron railings, and high gate-posts surmounted by green cactus plants cunningly devised in cast iron.

He leaned against a crooked old gate-post that as a boy he had climbed, and the thought came to him that this spot would all his life be vivid and poignant in his memory.

An iron staple clasped the cross-bar, and was driven deep into the gate-post.

As I started out from the farm with a basket of potatoes, for our supper in the shack half a mile up the hillside, where we had made our Summer camp, my eye fell on a notice affixed to a gate-post, and, as I read it, my heart sanksank as the sun was sinking yonder with wistful glory behind the purple ridge.

I tore the paper from the gate-post and put it in my pocket with a sigh.

A man of thirty years of age, and with legs as thick as a gate-post, stands up in the middle of the room, and gapes, and fumbles with his gloves, looking all the time as if he were burying his grandmother.

Fiercely he flung himself off his horse and threw the reins over the Vicarage gate-post.

He leaned against the Vicarage gate-post with the memory of that winter evening in his mind when Avery had come swift-footed to the rescue, and had cooled his fury with a bucket of cold water.

"The coast was clear by the time I went back, and I 'ad just stepped outside with my back up agin the gate-post to 'ave a pipe, when I see a boy coming along with a bag.

"The coast was clear by the time I went back, and I 'ad just stepped outside with my back up agin the gate-post to 'ave a pipe, when I see a boy coming along with a bag.

Winthrop's scream of delight, when, stationed on the gate-post, he caught the first sight of the old yellow coach, might have been heard a quarter of a mile.

A robin with feathers all ruffled, and head hidden, sat on the gate-post, and chirped a little mournful chirp, like a creature dying in a vacuum.

A young hunter stood leaning against the gate-post of the palisades, watching the movements of the Indians, who, having just finished a long "palaver" or talk with Major Hope, were now in the act of preparing supper.

" With a conjuring old woman in the house, and a monthly ghost on the gate-post outside, the Keswick residence did not appear as attractive to Peggy as it had done before, but she mentally determined that while she was there she would be very careful to look out sharp for herself, a performance for which she was very well adapted.

" "Not she, and between you and I, and the gate-post, I think that will be a match.

If a German builds a house, its walls are twice as thick as othersif he puts down a gate-post, it is sure to be nearly as thick as it is long.

With pregnancy this tendency is enormously increased, and it is no uncommon thing to find a cart-mare in this condition, with legs, as the owner terms it, 'as thick as gate-posts.'

Subsequent inquiries elicited the fact that the animal had kicked at and hit a gate-post, and it was judged that then the injury had occurred.' 3. 'The subject was a bay horse, nine years old, used for railway shunting.

They sprang up in our way from behind columns and gate-posts whenever we left the hotel or returned to it.

"They'd look stunning on our gate-posts.

"A cloisonnรฉ lamp on a gate-post?" laughed Perkins.

"The trouble about the gate-posts is that you have three gate-posts and only two lamps.

"The trouble about the gate-posts is that you have three gate-posts and only two lamps.

I don't like the idea of putting them on the porch, or on the gate-posts either.

They'll have to be kept clean, and goodness knows I can't ask the girls to go out in the middle of winter to clean them if they are on the gate-posts.

"On the gate-posts?" "No, dear.

A stout cord had been fastened eighteen inches from the ground to the trunk of a wayside sapling, and on receiving the signal the other end was tied to a gate-post upon the further side.

The above stone was removed by the owner of the land on which it stood, and is now used instead of a gate-post by him.

Or you see a Booby Squire, with a Head resembling a Stone ball over a Gate-post.

Two great birds standing on stone balls top the gate-posts.

American eagles, we might call them, if they had not lighted upon these gate-posts before the American nation adopted its emblemindeed before the American nation was born.

Mr. Rhodes tells us that "in one place the shaft of a cross, originally of no mean workmanship, has been converted into a gate-post; at another, one has been scooped and hollowed out, and made into a blacksmith's trough.

Imagine a great red-brick wall running along by the high road, with a pair of huge gate-posts in the centre, with big stone wyverns on the top.

They saluted me politely this time, a tribute I imagine to my having kept my temper under great provocation to lose it, went out of the gate, stood whispering together a few minutes, and gazing back at the house, as if afraid they would forget it, looked up at the plaque on the gate-post, made a note, mounted their wheels, and sprinted down the hill, still in earnest conversation.

It came from the lantern which hung to a stake in the road where the new stone gate-posts were being built by workmen from town.

An overgrown hedge ran along the entire front of the place, its untrimmed wildness adding to the general unkempt look, as did the sodden, tangled surface of what had once been a lawn, the rank bunches of shrubbery which half hid the front windows from sight, and the broken bricks in the old walk which led, beside a grass-grown driveway, from gate-post to porch.

Ten yards in front, and ten feet to the right, I saw a posta gate-post, I supposed.

We drove in at a big gate, standing open, with stone gate-posts.

The Master started diagonally across the cleared space, toward a cluster of little buildings and stout gate-posts.

On the gate-post was affixed an elaborate set of rules regarding those who might and might not enter.

At one end of the churchyard is a gate-post with an inscription; and not far away is the former rectory (now called the Court House).

Go on, Nell," he said, in a loud voice, turning into the yard and grazing one of the gate-posts, so that we struck together.

I saw you crash against the gate-post." "Did you?

" Nothing more was said, even by Edward, who observed his father with childish gravity, I meditated on the injustice I had done him about the gate-post.

Drawing everywhereon his books and slates, on doors and gate-posts, or on the whitewashed wall of the old Tudor school-room, where a hunt, drawn with a burned stick, and gloriously dominating the whole room, had provoked the indulgence, even the praise, of the headmaster.

Close to the Battle Ground stood the two tall gate-posts behind which lay the "Old Manse" whose "Mosses" Hawthorne was just then preserving for immortality.

Hawthorne came into my consciousness when I was a boy of ten at school near the tall stone gate-posts immortalised by the great novelist as guarding the entrance to the Old Manse.

โ€œTake heart, lad, and listen,โ€โ€”and Larry began pounding the wall with a hammer, exactly under the north gate-post.

A moment after, I heard the door slammed heavily after me, while I crouched by the gate-post for concealment.

I turned to look at Jone, but he was sitting up straight in his chair, as solemn and as steadfast as a gate-post, and I thought to myself that if he hadn't heard anything he must have been struck deaf, and I was just on the point of jumping up and shouting to him, "Fly, before the walls and roof come down upon us!"

It was stoutly bound to the gate-post by several twists of rusty chain.