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When they arrived at Mr Korbes's house, he was not at home; so the mice drew the carriage into the coach-house, Chanticleer and Partlet flew upon a beam, the cat sat down in the fireplace, the duck got into the washing cistern, the pin stuck himself into the bed pillow, the millstone laid himself over the house door, and the egg rolled himself up in the towel.
Then he was very angry, and went without his supper to bed; but when he laid his head on the pillow, the pin ran into his cheek: at this he became quite furious, and, jumping up, would have run out of the house; but when he came to the door, the millstone fell down on his head, and killed him on the spot.
At the same moment the battle line of Helium surged over the opposite breastworks of the Zodangans and in another moment they were being crushed as between two millstones.
Now were the tables turned, and it was the men of Helium who seemed doomed to be ground between two millstones.
Wade had submitted, with the final conviction that undoubtedly her husband's is a nature that cannot be other than it is, and then learns there are emotional potentialities not yet plumbed, not to mention a capacity for pleasant comradeship of which he has never vouchsafed her an inkling, she finds herself being ground between the millstones of an aching admission of her own deficiencies and a tattered, but rebellious, pride.
You're over-young to hang millstones round your neck, and the Colonel will turf you out of that in double-quick time if you attempt it.
that made him come here and go there, that rode upon him like so many millstones, that destroyed him while they grew, that put their foot down and prevented him from winning this girl who worked for ninety dollars a month.
For Palatine, which missed 8 of its last 10 shots in the game's final eight minutes, it was simply a matter of the attempts not falling, according to coach Eric Millstone.
Millstone Medical Outsourcing, a provider of post-manufacturing and after-market medical device services, has appointed Karl Neuberger as CEO.
Emmerdale actor Jonathan Wrather has admitted that playing a soap rapist could be a millstone around his neck for his career.
The opening of The Millstone Hare follows many months of construction work by Northamptonbased firm Goodfellows.
Millstone Medical Outsourcing provides innovative outsourcing solutions to medical device manufacturers worldwide.