Harvard Sentences - Edited Down

I went through all the Harvard Sentences and removed bunch of them to refine the list with ones that I liked more. This is that list.

Action Sentences

Add salt before you fry the egg
Be sure to set the lamp firmly in the hole
Beat the dust from the rug onto the lawn
Breathe deep and smell the piny air
Bring your best compass to the third class
Cap the jar with a tight brass cover
Crack the walnut with your sharp side teeth
Cut the pie into large parts
Dip the pail once and let it settle
Draw the chart with heavy black lines
Drop the ashes on the worn old rug
Fasten two pins on each side
Fly by night, and you waste little time
Glue the sheet to the dark blue background
Go now and come here later
Greet the new guests and leave quickly
Guess the results from the first scores
Hang tinsel from both branches
Heave the line over the port side
Help the weak to preserve their strength
Hoist it up and take it away
Hold the hammer near the end to drive the nail
Hurdle the pit with the aid of a long pole
Jerk the dart from the cork target
Keep the hatch tight and the watch constant
Let it burn, it gives us warmth and comfort
Lift the square stone over the fence
Loop the braid to the left and then over
Mark the spot with a sign painted red
Open the crate but don't break the glass
Open your book to the first page
Pack the kits and don’t forget the salt
Paint the sockets in the wall dull green
Pick a card and slip it under the pack
Pile the coal high in the shed corner
Pitch the straw through the door of the stable
Pluck the bright rose without leaves
Pour the stew from the pot into the plate
Put the chart on the mantel and tack it down
Raise the sail and steer the ship northward
Say it slowly but make it ring clear
Screen the porch with woven straw mats
Send the stuff in a thick paper bag
Set the piece here and say nothing
Shut the hatch before the waves push it in
Slide the catch back and open the desk
Slide the tray across the glass top
Split the log with a quick, sharp blow
Tack the strip of carpet to the worn floor
Take the match and strike it against your shoe
Take the winding path to reach the lake
Tear a thin sheet from the yellow pad
Tend the sheep while the dog wanders
Throw out the used paper cup and plate
Tuck the sheet under the edge of the mat
Turn on the lantern which gives us light
Twist the valve and release hot steam
Use a pencil to write the first draft
Wake and rise, and step into the green outdoors
Weave the carpet on the right hand side
When you hear the bell, come quickly
Write at once or you may forget it

Other Sentences

A break in the dam almost caused a flood
A brown leather bag hung from its strap
A castle built from sand fails to endure
A chink in the wall allowed a draft to blow
A cold dip restores health and zest
A fence cuts through the corner lot
A flat pack takes less luggage space
A fresh start will work such wonders
A gray mare walked before the colt
A lathe cuts and trims any wood
A man in a blue sweater sat at the desk
A pink shell was found on the sandy beach
A round hole was drilled through the thin board
A round mat will cover the dull spot
A salt pickle tastes fine with ham
A saw is a tool used for making boards
A siege will crack the strong defense
A small creek cut across the field
A steep trail is painful for our feet
A stiff cord will do to fasten your shoe
A streak of color ran down the left edge
A stuffed chair slipped from the moving van
A thin book fits in the side pocket
A thin stripe runs down the middle
A toad and a frog are hard to tell apart
A vent near the edge brought in fresh air
A white silk jacket goes with any shoes
A wisp of cloud hung in the blue air
At that high level the air is pure
Breakfast buns are fine with a hot drink
Clams are small, round, soft, and tasty
Corn cobs can be used to kindle a fire
Dill pickles are sour but taste fine
Dimes showered down from all sides
Dispense with a vest on a day like this
Dots of light betrayed the black cat
Down that road is the way to the grain farmer
Drive the screw straight into the wood
Ducks fly north but lack a compass
Each penny shone like new
Either mud or dust are found at all times
Feed the white mouse some flower seeds
Fish evade the net, and swim off
Five years he lived with a shaggy dog
Flax makes a fine brand of paper
Footprints showed the path he took up the beach
Green ice frosted the punch bowl
Green moss grows on the northern side
Hats are worn to tea and not to dinner
He broke a new shoelace that day
He carved a head from the round block of marble
He crawled with care along the ledge
He ordered peach pie with ice cream
He sent the figs, but kept the ripe cherries
He took the lead and kept it the whole distance
He used the lathe to make brass objects
He wheeled the bike past the winding road
He wrote down a long list of items
He wrote his last novel there at the inn
In the rear of the ground floor was a large passage
It is a band of steel three inches wide
It is hard to erase blue or red ink
It matters not if he reads these words or those
It snowed, rained, and hailed the same morning
It takes a good trap to capture a bear
It takes heat to bring out the odor
It was hidden from sight by a mass of leaves and shrubs
It's a dense crowd in two distinct ways
It's easy to tell the depth of a well
Jazz and swing fans like fast music
Light maple makes for a swell room
Lush fern grow on the lofty rocks
Much of the story makes good sense
No cement will hold hard wood
No doubt about the way the wind blows
No hardship seemed to keep him sad
Oak is strong and also gives shade
On the islands the sea breeze is soft and mild
Once we stood beside the shore
Our plans right now are hazy
Paper will dry out when wet
Poached eggs and tea must suffice
Rice is often served in round bowls
Ripe pears are fit for a queen's table
Roads are paved with sticky tar
Seed is needed to plant the spring corn
Seven seals were stamped on great sheets
She saw a cat in the neighbor's house
Ship maps are different from those for planes
Soap can wash most dirt away
Some ads serve to cheat buyers
Steam hissed from the broken valve
That move means the game is over
That person is the writer of a few banned books
The bark of the pine tree was shiny and dark
The best method is to fix it in place with clips
The big red apple fell to the ground
The birch canoe slid on the smooth planks
The bloom of the rose lasts a few days
The box was thrown beside the parked truck
The brass tube circled the high wall
The bunch of grapes was pressed into wine
The chair looked strong but had no bottom
The cigar burned a hole in the desk top
The cleat sank deeply into the soft turf
The clothes dried on a thin wooden rack
The cloud moved in a stately way and was gone
The coffee stand is too high for the couch
The colt reared and threw the tall rider
The couch cover and hall drapes were blue
The cup cracked and spilled its contents
The curtain rose and the show was on
The curtain rose and the show was on
The desk and both chairs were painted tan
The desk was firm on the shaky floor
The dirt piles were lines along the road
The door was barred, locked, and bolted
The doorknob was made of bright clean brass
The drip of the rain made a pleasant sound
The dry wax protects the deep scratch
The dune rose from the edge of the water
The dusty bench stood by the stone wall
The fan whirled its round blades softly
The first part of the plan needs changing
The frosty air passed through the coat
The fruit peel was cut in thick slices
The fur of cats goes by many names
The gloss on top made it unfit to read
The gold vase is both rare and costly
The grass and bushes were wet with dew
The grass curled around the fence post
The green light in the brown box flickered
The hinge on the door creaked with old age
The hitch between the horse and cart broke
The horse balked and threw the tall rider
The houses are built of red clay bricks
The ink stain dried on the finished page
The jacket hung on the back of the wide chair
The key you designed will fit the lock
The kid jumped the rusty gate
The kite dipped and swayed, but stayed aloft
The kite flew wildly in the high wind
The lake sparkled in the red hot sun
The latch on the beck gate needed a nail
The leaf drifts along with a slow spin
The line where the edges join was clean
The list of names is carved around the base
The logs fell and tumbled into the clear stream
The long journey home took a year
The man wore a feather in his felt hat
The map had an X that meant nothing
The marsh will freeze when cold enough
The music played on while they talked
The office paint was a dull sad tan
The paper box is full of thumb tacks
The pencil was cut to be sharp at both ends
The pencils have all been used
The petals fall with the next puff of wind
The pipe began to rust while new
The pipe ran almost the length of the ditch
The pleasant hours fly by much too soon
The pods of peas ferment in bare fields
The point of the steel pen was bent and twisted
The price is fair for a good antique clock
The ramp led up to the wide highway
The red paper brightened the dim stage
The ripe taste of cheese improves with age
The roof should be tilted at a sharp slant
The salt breeze came across from the sea
The sand drifts over the sill of the old house
The screen before the fire kept in the sparks
The sheep were led home by a dog
The sky in the west is tinged with orange red
The slab was hewn from heavy blocks of slat’e
The small red neon lamp went out
The sofa cushion is red and of light weight
The source of the huge river is the clear spring
The spot on the blotter was made by green ink
The square peg will settle in the round hole
The square wooden crate was packed to be shipped
The stems of the tall glasses cracked and broke
The stitch will serve but needs to be shortened
The straw nest housed five robins
The sun came up to light the eastern sky
The thaw came early and freed the stream
The three story house was built of stone
The tin box held priceless stones
The tree top waved in a graceful way
The urge to write short stories is rare
The vane on top of the pole revolved in the wind
The wide road shimmered in the hot sun
There are many ways to do these things
There are more than two factors here
There is a fine hard tang in salty air
There is a lag between thought and act
There was a sound of dry leaves outside
These thistles bend in a high wind
They sang the same tunes at each party
They slice the sausage thin with a knife
They took the axe and the saw to the forest
Thick glasses helped him read the print
This horse will nose his way to the finish
This plank was made for walking on
Those last words were a strong statement
Those words were the cue for the actor to leave
Torn scraps littered the stone floor
Two blue fish swam in the tank
We admire and love a good cook
We like to see clear weather
We now have a new base for shipping
Where were they when the noise started
You cannot brew tea in a cold pot


Harvard sentences (wikipedia)