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the total offspring of an individual male; refers usually to a stallion.
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We're getting a little boy from an orphan asylum in Nova Scotia and he's coming on the train tonight.
Yes, of course," said Marilla, as if getting boys from orphan asylums in Nova Scotia were part of the usual spring work on any well-regulated Avonlea farm instead of being an unheard of innovation.
I'm sure the woods look sleepy in the autumn, when the leaves are getting brown.
Let's pretend there's a way of getting through into it, somehow, Kitty.
He just sat by with his big blue eyes getting rounder every minute and lapped it up.
But the old Madman hasn't, and gets called up, and makes some frightful shots, losing about ten places, and all but getting floored.
My lady had discovered that I was getting old before I had discovered it myself, and she had come to my cottage to wheedle me (if I may use such an expression) into giving up my hard out-of-door work as bailiff, and taking my ease for the rest of my days as steward in the house.
He thinks that he's bound to live up to his cleverness, and that it's smarter to thrash out some new way of getting to heaven than to go by the old track the common, ignorant folks is travelling.
Absorbed as I was in the one idea of getting to London, this information (which events proved to be perfectly correct) had an interest of its own to attract my attention.
I don't feel as if it was worth while to turn my hand over for anything, and I'm getting dreadfully fretful and querulous.
And he kept on getting still more pets; and of course it cost a lot to feed them.
The getting of your anchor was a noisy operation on board a merchant ship of yesterday - an inspiring, joyous noise, as if, with the emblem of hope, the ship's company expected to drag up out of the depths, each man all his personal hopes into the reach of a securing hand - the hope of home, the hope of rest, of liberty, of dissipation, of hard pleasure, following the hard endurance of many days between sky and water.