Some reading was done, and much smoking and sewing, though not by the same parties; there were the monsters of the deep to be looked after and wondered at; strange ships had to be scrutinized
through opera-glasses, and sage decisions arrived at concerning them; and more than that, everybody took a personal interest in seeing that the flag was run up and politely dipped three times in response to the salutes of those strangers; in the smoking room there were always parties of gentlemen playing euchre, draughts and dominoes, especially dominoes, that delightfully harmless game; and down on the main deck, "for'rard"-- for'rard of the chicken-coops and the cattle--we had what was called "horse billiards.
Occupied with these thoughts, he scrutinized
every depression of the soil with the closest attention.
He thrust the crowd silently aside, scrutinized
the "little magician," and stretched out his hand upon him.
For a moment he scrutinized
the ground below and the trees above, until the ape that was in him by virtue of training and environment, combined with the intelligence that was his by right of birth, told his wondrous woodcraft the whole story as plainly as though he had seen the thing happen with his own eyes.
His head remained so placed for a few seconds while he quietly scrutinized
the room; the door then opened enough to admit his body; but still he did not enter.
To be scrutinized
and scanned by a fellow who completely analyzes you, by inch and line - 'tis degrading
Then he carefully scrutinized
the broken and frayed end where it had snapped off when the burglar had dragged it down.
each male figure as it approached and passed her.
Whether they were before a judge, a military officer, or a civil dignitary they could not know, but evidently he was a man of authority, for, after listening to whatever recital was being made to him the while he closely scrutinized
the two captives, he made a single futile attempt to converse with them and then issued some curt orders to him who had made the report.
them both intently during U-Dor's narration of events, his expression revealing naught of what passed in the brain behind those inscrutable eyes.
Number One wished to have her for his very own; nor would it be a difficult matter, so fragile was she, to gather her up in those great, brute arms and carry her deep into the jungle far out of hearing of the bull-whip man and the cold, frowning one who was continually measuring and weighing Number One and his companions, the while he scrutinized
them with those strange, glittering eyes that frightened one even more than the cruel lash of the bull whip.
her mercilessly in the cold morning light.