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Definitions of Hurries

  1. A staith or framework from which coal is discharged from cars into vessels.
  2. Stages or frames at the sides of a quay for the convenience of tumbling coals from the waggons right into the holds of sea- going vessels.
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Usage examples for Hurries

  1. In despair, Dugommier hurries on the column of reserve, with which Buonaparte awaits the crisis of the night. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  2. They danced over to him and formed a ring around him while they sang: " Who is it never, never hurries? – Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories by Thornton W. Burgess
  3. In the midst of the turmoil of life, which flows past him like a torrent, he never hurries. – Introduction to the Study of History by Charles V. Langlois Charles Seignobos
  4. Oh, Grandfather Frog, why is it that Jimmy Skunk never hurries? – Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories by Thornton W. Burgess
  5. And finally, if he sleeps, he sleeps apace, and hurries through his slumber as he does his life. – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac
  6. He hurries, shivering, to the fire, leaving Mrs. Dudgeon to shut the door. – The Devil's Disciple by George Bernard Shaw
  7. The machine to sew hurries everything, and you find the workwoman sans ambition and busy only to hurry and be one with the machine. – Prisoners of Poverty Abroad by Helen Campbell
  8. She thinks it's callers, and that she won't be ready to receive them; and she hurries up and begins to dress. – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter
  9. She hurries up, striding reared on long uncanny legs, When food is going. – Tortoises by D. H. Lawrence
  10. " What evil genius," he would say, " hurries us perpetually from worse to worse? – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  11. If, however, tempted by some success, he hurries his guests away from their meal, they are in no condition to appreciate a serious performance. – The Ways of Men by Eliot Gregory
  12. She hurries out by the door near the bed. – King Lear's Wife; The Crier by Night; The Riding to Lithend; Midsummer-Eve; Laodice and Danaë by Gordon Bottomley
  13. Celine Hurries Matters a Trifle. – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch
  14. He hurries away with manifest Dread from whatever Waters occur to him: at length he falls down as spent and exhausted; sometimes he rises up again, and drags himself on for a little Time, commonly dying the third, or, at the latest, on the fourth Day after the manifest Appearance of the Disease, and sometimes even sooner. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  15. Faulty change in tense: When he heard the news, he hurries down town and buys a paper. – The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever Easley S. Jones
  16. When loaded, the waggons run by their own weight from the pit to the magazine, where, their bottoms being struck out, the coals are dropped into the hurries, and thence with a noise like thunder descend into the holds of the vessels. – The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1 by William Finden
  17. Now you know why Jimmy Skunk, whom you all know, is so independent and never hurries." – Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories by Thornton W. Burgess
  18. She hurries through the empty salon, opens the glass doors, and is gone, leaving the doors open. – At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
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