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This must be very flattering to the feelings of the rabbits into whose heads he has thrust pins, to the fowls whose bones he has dyed red, and to the dogs whose spinal marrow he has punched out?
Achilles cut his head off with a blow from his sword and flung it helmet and all away from him, and the marrow came oozing out of his backbone as he lay.
The wind howled over the bleak and wintry landscape, and seemed to penetrate to the marrow of their bones.
And I with a family vault under that there church of Kingsbere as big as Squire Jollard's ale-cellar, and my folk lying there in sixes and sevens, as genuine county bones and marrow as any recorded in history.
Guppy, I don't know but what I WILL take a marrow pudding.
I know of no greater luxury than giraffe marrow, unless it is elephant's heart, and we had that on the morrow.
Terror chilled the very marrow of her bones; she stood there bewildered and stupefied.
His Waziri, at marrow, were more civilized than he.
A chill south wind bites at my marrow, while far below me I can see the tropic foliage of Caspak on the one hand and huge icebergs from the near Antarctic upon the other.
Tugby, looking at the fire, and reverting to the cream and marrow of his temporary elevation.
A twist could have broken their necks, and I know that with a single crunch of his jaws he could have pierced, at the same moment, the great vein of the throat in front and the spinal marrow at the back.
I am chilled to the very marrow of my bones," answered Aunt Myra, chafing the end of her purple nose with her sombre glove.