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The bat flitted by them in silence; a bird, roused from its roost by the light which glared up among the trees, flew circling about the flame.
I argued and entreated, and even threatened to shoot the bull-terrier, bat the little man was as firm as a rock, though I gave him a good dinner and talked to him most severely.
From a drawer he produced what seemed to me to be the upper portion of the wing of a large bat.
Boys lingered talking to one another, and presently some who had hurried to change came out to play fives; others straggled out in twos and threes and went out of the gateway, Philip knew they were going up to the cricket ground; others again went into the precincts to bat at the nets.
Everybody wants to bat first, and as soon as he is out he bowls unless you are the better wrestler, and while you are wrestling with him the fielders have scattered to play at something else.
A BAT who fell upon the ground and was caught by a Weasel pleaded to be spared his life.
The more he was thus injured, the more and the harder did Patsy bat.
Thus, the bat's wing is a most abnormal structure in the class mammalia; but the rule would not here apply, because there is a whole group of bats having wings; it would apply only if some one species of bat had its wings developed in some remarkable manner in comparison with the other species of the same genus.
He replied: They are like the punning riddles which are asked at feasts or the children's puzzle about the eunuch aiming at the bat, with what he hit him, as they say in the puzzle, and upon what the bat was sitting.
Aislabie stood by looking on in his white hat, leaning on a bat, in benevolent enjoyment.
Most men would have deemed themselves fortunate to have been absent on the perilous occasion of the Sioux inroad, as was Obed Bat, (or as he was fond of hearing himself called, Battius,) M.
Podder, two of the most renowned members of that most distinguished club, walked, bat in hand, to their respective wickets.