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Usage examples for lid

  1. As the boys were killed, Kleomedes, pursued by the people, got into a wooden chest, and shut down the lid, holding in inside so that many men together were not able to force it open. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  2. Plunger had been so interested in the proceedings of the Fifth that he had lifted the lid in the slightest possible degree so that he might the better hear what was going on. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  3. Presently he looked at Ollie, his hand on the open lid of the box. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  4. I asked, raising one heavy lid with my finger. – Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories by Henry Seton Merriman
  5. I scratched it on a bit of wood, a lid that didn't fit properly. – The Bittermeads Mystery by E. R. Punshon
  6. Running to it she flung up the lid and jerked out the tray. – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  7. But after the lid was off, it did not seem to make much difference to me. – The Seaboard Parish Volume 1 by George MacDonald
  8. Lift the lid for me, it is too heavy for my arms. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  9. Without more ado both hiders scrambled inside the settle, and pulled down the lid over their heads. – The Manor House School by Angela Brazil
  10. When all were in, she hastily shut the lid. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  11. She opened the lid a very little, just to peep inside. – Old Greek Stories by James Baldwin
  12. In feverish haste, spurred on by their greed, they burst the lid open, and the dim light of their lantern fell full on the mild pale face of the dead woman. – Legends of the Rhine by Wilhelm Ruland
  13. The shadow of some person at his back had fallen across the lid of the box as he was closing it. – The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katharine Green
  14. So growl she did, till all her body seemed a big thunder- box, with a lid that was always on the point of bursting open. – Dusty Star by Olaf Baker
  15. Slice the onions and boil them with the beans in the water for one and a quarter hours, then add the salt and boil again without the saucepan lid, until the beans are dry. – New Vegetarian Dishes by Mrs. Bowdich
  16. Over in a corner was a black box, of which the lid was loose. – The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  17. Slap went the lid of his right eye; down went my head, and up went my heels. – The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  18. The lid is also soldered on the can. – Boys' Book of Model Boats by Raymond Francis Yates
  19. I knew when we reached the depot by the bright light streaming through the holes in my box- lid. – The Story of Dago by Annie Fellows-Johnston
  20. " I could almost guess that from the lid you're wearin'," says I. " One of Miss Vee's, ain't it?" – Torchy, Private Sec. by Sewell Ford
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