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  • It is fixed on to the forehead by means of strings attached to its two ends, and passing round, and tied at the back of, the head.

    The Mafulu Robert W. Williamson
  • It fitted perfectly; now there were no strings attached to him.

    No Strings Attached Lester del Rey
  • Having finished the bag, untie the strings attached to the two ends and make two handles of heavy cord or slender rope.

  • David whipped out of his pocket a round piece of leather with strings attached, and fastened it to the hollow of his hand.

  • The tame ones, if they find it fruitless, divert themselves by selling worthless pieces of wood with strings attached, as bows.

    Buffalo Land W. E. Webb

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