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demanded madame, tying another knot, as if there were another enemy strangled.
But his mouth was full of soot and cob- webs, and he was tied up in such very tight knots, he could not make anybody hear him.
The young countess, seated beside her husband, watched the progress of the work with regret that she could not help it; and yet she did assist in making knots to secure the cordage.
For two hours under the instructions of the former the ape worked upon the knots that secured his friend's wrists.
The coastguard said the man must have tied up his own hands, fastening the knots with his teeth.
Under the combined efforts of the wind and its four hundred horse power, it was going at the rate of thirteen knots.
The Mongolia plied regularly between Brindisi and Bombay via the Suez Canal, and was one of the fastest steamers belonging to the company, always making more than ten knots an hour between Brindisi and Suez, and nine and a half between Suez and Bombay.
And, wallowing as if she meant to turn over with us, the barque, her decks full of water, her gear flying in bights, ran at some ten knots an hour.
I left them securely fastened, I know, for I felt the thongs and examined the knots when I was at the hunt.
There was a species of large fir, but so full of knots as to endanger the axe in hewing it.
There is no sense in urging machinery when Eolus himself gives you good knots for nothing.
I have looked at all the knots on Mr Todhunter," reiterated Hood quietly.