Hanging-about sentence example

hanging-about
  • Devoted, however, as were the labours of Boniface and his disciples, all that he and they and the emperor Charlemagne after them achieved for the fierce untutored world of the 8th century seemed to have been done in vain when, in the 9th " on the north and north-west the pagan Scandinavians were hanging about every coast, and pouring in at every inlet; when on the east the pagan Hungarians were swarming like locusts and devastating Europe from the Baltic to the Alps; when on the south and south-east the Saracens were pressing on and on with their victorious hosts.
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  • It was painted black inside with plaster peeling off the walls and all kinds of weird paintings and staues hanging about in unexpected places.
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  • Begin your double Windsor the way you would most knots, with the tie around the collar and the wider end (A) hanging about 12 inches below the narrow end (B).
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