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References in classic literature ?
As he went through the streets the skates clanked in his pocket.
This comes of a common man putting himself above his station by getting into gentlemen's skates," he said.
The servants reported that his bed had been slept in and his skates and his fancy costume were gone, as if he had risen early for the purpose he had himself avowed.
There was plenty of time to try the new skates before dinner, and then Rose took her first lesson on the little bay, which seemed to have frozen over for that express purpose.
As for bruises, nobody who skates decently regards it as a bruise-producing exercise, and whenever there were any they were all on Minora; but she did happen to turn round once, I remember, just as I was in the act of tumbling down for the first and only time, and her delight was but thinly veiled by her excessive solicitude and sympathy.
He found whole figures which represented a written word; but he never could manage to represent just the word he wanted--that word was "eternity"; and the Snow Queen had said, "If you can discover that figure, you shall be your own master, and I will make you a present of the whole world and a pair of new skates.
Watch me go across an' win her from them cheap skates.
which Edmund Sparkler had offered him, and which he had hitherto been pushing slowly about before him, like a dull man with a pair of skates on for the first time, who could not make up his mind to start.
Bob Sawyer adjusted his skates with a dexterity which to Mr.
She raced all over town on one roller skate, often cheated at `keeps,' but was such a quick shot one couldn't catch her at it.
This brings us to an afternoon when the Gardens were white with snow, and there was ice on the Round Pond, not thick enough to skate on but at least you could spoil it for to-morrow by flinging stones, and many bright little boys and girls were doing that.
Grimshaw would curl his lip in a sneer and mutter: "The cheap skate.