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Sometimes we slopped along in a narrow path on the left-hand side of the track, but by and by when the fog blew as aside a little and we saw that we were treading the rampart of a precipice and that our left elbows were projecting over a perfectly boundless and bottomless vacancy, we gasped, and jumped for the ties again.
Cobb; "for the paint 's not only on your elbows and yoke and waist, but it about covers your front breadth.
cried Magdalen, her clear young voice ringing through the conservatory like a bell; her loose sleeves falling back and showing her round white arms to the dimpled elbows, as she clapped her hands ecstatically in the air.
His shirt-sleeves were rolled up, too, and his brown arms were bare to the elbows.
While he did this, the woman who had already spoken threw her bundle on the floor, and sat down in a flaunting manner on a stool; crossing her elbows on her knees, and looking with a bold defiance at the other two.
said I, putting my small elbows on the table to argue the point.
when not denuded for battle), with his elbows, knees, wrists, and heels, considerably in advance of the rest of him as to development.
And all the evening, as he sat in his loneliness by his dull fire, he leaned his elbows on his knees, and clasped his head with his hands, and moaned very low--not as one who seeks to be heard.
I waded into the river, using the Watcher as a staff, and the stream reached to my elbows, but no higher.
Here, on the bank of a hollow where the moss was dry and soft, he seated her, threw himself prone on his elbows before her, and said, panting:
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.
Sailors are the only class of men who now-a-days see anything like stirring adventure; and many things which to fire-side people appear strange and romantic, to them seem as common-place as a jacket out at elbows.