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So low was it that he scarcely heard it himself and almost took it on faith, or on the testimony of his lips rather than of his ears, that he had made it.
Now pull the bits of silk often, and cold-cream your ears every night, and you'll soon be ready for the rings," said Ariadne, well pleased with her job, for the girl who spoke French with "a fine accent" lay flat upon the sofa, looking as exhausted as if she had had both ears cut off.
Promise not to tell, or I shall be teased to death," she added, anxiously, entirely forgetting the two little pitchers gifted with eyes as well as ears, who had been watching the whole performance from afar.
cried the boys in a chorus, dropping their shovels and knives to gather round Rose, for a guilty clutching at her ears betrayed her, and with a feeble cry of "Ariadne made me
Though (in one sense) he wears another man's wig and claims another man's ear, he has not stolen another man's coronet.
They used to crop criminals' ears in the sixteenth century.
Hetty, her cheeks flushed and her eyes glistening from her imaginary drama, her beautiful neck and arms bare, her hair hanging in a curly tangle down her back, and the baubles in her ears.
Somewhere out there in the snow, screened from his sight by trees and thickets, Henry knew that the wolf-pack, One Ear, and Bill were coming together.
one of the men bellowed in his ear, shaking him roughly.
The terrified wolf pressed back her ears and tried to rise, but the borzois stuck to her.
He did not feel fighting fit that morning, and so Moti Guj was left standing alone with his ears cocked.
So all that night he chased through the undergrowth, blowing and trumpeting and shaking his ears.