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Upon my word," he cried at my elbow, "what is it to me whether women are fools or lunatics?
Always he went into the cave, never did he come out of it, yet always did he arrive there at my elbow and mock me.
Now she rested her elbow on the cushion of the glove counter, and a pretty, pleasant young creature, delicate and deft of touch, drew a long-wristed "kid" over Mrs.
There I lay on my elbows in the most trying attitude, and every now and again gave a weak stroke or two to turn her head to shore.
As she left them the milkmaid cast many reproachful glances over her shoulder at the clumsy strangers, holding her nicked elbow close to her side.
When he got there he leaned on his elbows and, smiling, talked to her for a long time.
The old gamester going into action only takes off his hat and coat, and arms himself with a stick; he then loops the fingers of his left hand in a handkerchief or strap, which he fastens round his left leg, measuring the length, so that when he draws it tight with his left elbow in the air, that elbow shall just reach as high as his crown.
I had seen moonlight and daylight together before, but I had not seen daylight and black night elbow to elbow before.
She stopped and leant her elbows against the parapet of the embankment.
Come, you let me alone,' said the boy, parrying Quilp's hand with both his elbows alternatively.
We shuddered to think of Milly, with her voice modulated and her elbows covered, pouring tea in the marble teepee of a tree murderer.
A dry-looking Englishman, in high boots and a short jacket, clean-shaven, except for a tuft below his chin, came to meet him, walking with the uncouth gait of jockey, turning his elbows out and swaying from side to side.