Which preposition to use with mating

of Occurrences 156%

"Mr. Eagen," its falsetto shrilled, "you are mate of this vessel.

in Occurrences 99%

I am speaking of the man who acted as mate in the Laughing Lass.

with Occurrences 75%

This Walker, well mated with an equally rancorous wife, was the same man who entertained Benjamin Franklin and the other commissioners sent by Congress into Canada in 1776, the year in which both the American Republic and a truly British Canada were born.

for Occurrences 48%

Frankly, while in many ways an estimable man, you are no fit mate for Patricia.

on Occurrences 39%

" "That's only mate on Fridays.

to Occurrences 39%

"Guess you got the mate to mine, Bonsor," said a bystander with a laugh, slowly tearing up the communication he had opened with fingers so eager that they shook.

at Occurrences 16%

How pleasant the life of a bird must be, Wherever it listeth, there to flee; To go, when a joyful fancy calls, Dashing down 'mong the waterfalls; Then wheeling about, with its mate at play, Above and below, and among the spray, Hither and thither, with screams as wild

of Occurrences 14%

Our marriage was a mating of incongruitiesand possibly you are justified in calling it a mistake.

from Occurrences 11%

But she, no bird ever sang such songs To its mate from contented nest, As this wee waiting wife, when the twilight Was treading the glorious west; As she looked through the clustering roses, For the manly form that would come Up through the cool green evening fields To this sweet little wife and home.

by Occurrences 10%

For millions of years these instinctive spiritualizers of human breeding stock have been hampered in their choice of mates by the unrestrained right of the fighting male.

as Occurrences 7%

He was an indifferent penman, and always disliked mathematics; but was noted by masters and mates as of quick temper, eager for adventures, prone to sports, always more ready to give a blow than to take one, affectionate, though resentful.

than Occurrences 5%

When he spoke again, it was with the calmness of repressed emotion, a calmness more touching to his mates than the most passionate outbreak, the most pathetic lamentation; for the coarse camp-phrases seemed to drop from his vocabulary; more than once his softened voice grew tremulous, and to the words "my little girl," there went a tenderness that proved how dear a place she still retained in that deep heart of his.

out Occurrences 4%

Author meets with Alexander Falconbridge; visits ill-treated and disabled seamen; takes a mate out of one of the slave-vessels, and puts another in prison for murder.

into Occurrences 4%

Never had he felt so miserable as through the long hard hours of the day that followed, when he broke the trail for his team-mates into the North.

with Occurrences 4%

But the wolf that was in Kazan, his wild aloofness, even his mating with Gray Wolf had made her love him more.

aboard Occurrences 3%

"I have heard it said, by older sea-faring men than any in this ship," he continued, "that the devil has been known to send one of his mates aboard a lawful trader, to lead her astray among shoals and quicksands, in order that he might make a wreck, and get his share of the salvage, among the souls of the people.

under Occurrences 3%

The mystery, however, was soon cleared up, when I told him from whom I had received my intelligence: for Mr. Arnold, the last-mentioned person in the last chapter, had been surgeon's mate under Mr. Falconbridge in the same vessel.

about Occurrences 2%

Just before I went up stairs I asked the Matron if I could talk Dakota to tell my room-mate about the meeting.

in Occurrences 2%

That means the encouragement of matings in which all the internal secretion activities are reinforced.

among Occurrences 2%

I am only asking you to wait till you find your mate among the noblest in the land.

behind Occurrences 2%

"Will you kill the lad?" said I. I get a blow for my pains, that sends me off my feet none too easy; and when I rub the stars out of my eyes the boy is up again, and the mate behind him with the rope.

through Occurrences 1%

I am faithful also to my mate through life.

throughout Occurrences 1%

The first records of Slaves in Clark County was given by a descendant of one of the members of the little band of resolute Revolutionary soldiers who had been comrades and mess mates throughout the long bloody war.

around Occurrences 1%

A strapping young stockman lay dying, His saddle supporting his head; His two mates around him were crying, As he rose on his pillow and said:

toward Occurrences 1%

Quickly he led his blind mate toward it.

Which preposition to use with  mating