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The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold, the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon: he esteemeth iron as straw; the arrow cannot make him flee; darts are counted as stubble; he laugheth at the shaking of a spear
After about ten minutes a knock came to the door, and the servant entered, carrying a large mahogany chest of chemicals, with a long coil of steel and platinum wire and two rather curiously shaped iron clamps.
Astor, that he was serious in his threats, and there is no knowing how far such an iron man may push his notions of authority.
There were no windows to this cellar; no other opening than the entrance, which was low, and closed by an enormous iron door.
The Airedale was with him, while outside stood several men armed with iron bars and long steel forks.
And thereafter, for a long time, the many irons rose and fell, the pace of the room in no wise diminished; while the forewoman strode the aisles with a threatening eye for incipient breakdown and hysteria.
As they dragged him into the gallery to knock off his irons, he fell down among them, a mere heap of chains, and was carried out in that state on men's shoulders, with no sign of life.
A throng of bearded men, in sad-coloured garments and grey steeple-crowned hats, inter-mixed with women, some wearing hoods, and others bareheaded, was assembled in front of a wooden edifice, the door of which was heavily timbered with oak, and studded with iron spikes.
good many iron in him hide, too, Captain, cried Queequeg disjointedly, all twiske-tee betwisk, like him--him-- faltering hard for a word, and screwing his hand round and round as though uncorking a bottle -- like him--him-- Corkscrew
It didn't have an iron latch on the front door, nor a wooden one with a buckskin string, but a brass knob to turn, the same as houses in town.
Alas for Tiny Tim, he bore a little crutch, and had his limbs supported by an iron frame.
I know I am; but while the iron is hot, I can strike it vigorously too.