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.
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
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)