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Usage examples for peal

  1. A shout, louder than the cannon's peal; Worth is on their heels with his men. – The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17 by Charles Francis Horne
  2. The second peal had been louder, and still nobody came. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  3. Peal after peal came from the merry girl, who could not restrain herself, although Nellie looked so reproachfully, and Fred really angrily at her; the former saying: " Indeed, Fannie, I'm too much frightened to laugh." – Edna's Sacrifice and Other Stories Edna's Sacrifice; Who Was the Thief?; The Ghost; The Two Brothers; and What He Left by Frances Henshaw Baden
  4. Before the landlady could obey, however, there was a loud peal of the front door bell. – John Marsh's Millions by Charles Klein Arthur Hornblow
  5. And then, from unseen lips, a cruel and mocking peal of laughter rang through the desolate place. – The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  6. Boil and peal some sweet potatoes, and when they are cold, weigh a quarter of a pound. – Seventy-Five Receipts for Pastry Cakes, and Sweetmeats by Miss Leslie
  7. The roar of the battle died down in his ears to a gentle murmur, and instead of it, he says, he heard a great voice louder than a thunder peal, crying 'Array! – The Best Psychic Stories by Various
  8. Then it was that Olga realized that someone had entered during that awful peal of thunder, and was even then advancing quietly down the hall. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  9. At the first peal of thunder Brandon had started up. – Cord and Creese by James de Mille
  10. Suddenly the chapel bell of La Trappe rang out a startling peal; the Prussian captain shouted: " Stop that bell! – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  11. Her own sudden fright that had been aroused by Dart's headlong dash and piercing yell gave way to a peal of laughter. – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  12. We may have thus stood for some seconds - for time passes quickly with lovers - before we were startled by a peal of laughter close at hand. – New-Arabian-Nights by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  13. Only the peremptory peal of the doorbell had announced his coming. – Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border by Annie Roe Carr
  14. The count broke into a peal of laughter when he caught sight of her, for, in order to hide herself, Marie had taken off her broad- brimmed Chouan hat, and her hair was escaping, in heavy curls, from the lace scarf which she had worn on leaving home. – The Chouans by Honore de Balzac
  15. Flash after flash of keen lightning blazed across the sky, and peal after peal of awful thunder rent the air. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English
  16. Having calculated the time necessary for the woman to leave the kitchen and pull the string of the outer door, he rang again, this time in a manner that resulted in a very significant peal of the bell. – The Vicar of Tours by Honore de Balzac
  17. This was before the introduction of the " early mass" whiskers, and prior to the days when the Orangemen had sent forth their defiant peal. – Comic History of England by Bill Nye
  18. Joyce broke into a peal of laughter. – The Boarded-Up House by Augusta Huiell Seaman
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