These rolls consisted of slips
of cloth about four inches wide and eighteen long; they were all carefully numbered and closely covered with writing, so legible that Dantes could easily read it, as well as make out the sense -- it being in Italian, a language he, as a Provencal, perfectly understood.
in his hand he held a small basket of the ash-wood slips
, colored in divers fantastical conceits, with red and black paints mingled with the white of the wood.
Rises hastily and slips
the letter under a large silver-cased blotting-book that is lying on the table.
The great curve of her back shines frostily under the lights, and some minute alteration of trim makes her rock a little in her holding-down slips
Penn's bad luck with dory-anchors, Salters's views on manure, Manuel's little slips
from virtue ashore, and Harvey's ladylike handling of the oar - all were laid before the public; and as the fog fell around them in silvery sheets beneath the sun, the voices sounded like a bench of invisible judges pronouncing sentence.
Still, for all slips
of hers, One of Eve's family-- Wipe those poor lips of hers Oozing so clammily, Loop up her tresses Escaped from the comb, Her fair auburn tresses; Whilst wonderment guesses Where was her home?
they stand one at each end of the mantel-piece, where they are never safe, and they are hung round with long triangular slips
of glass that clank against one another and make you nervous.
Two days later her ladyship slips
away to London early in the morning, and they're married at a registry-office.
This vehement conjuration the old gentleman accompanies with such a thrust at his granddaughter that it is too much for his strength, and he slips
away out of his chair, drawing Mr.
Some of the boys thrust long slips
of paper down into holes and set them on fire, and so achieved the glory of lighting their cigars by the flames of Vesuvius, and others cooked eggs over fissures in the rocks and were happy.
Suddenly, at the moment when the superintendent's assistants were preparing to execute Charmolue's phlegmatic order, he threw his leg over the balustrade of the gallery, seized the rope with his feet, his knees and his hands; then he was seen to glide down the façade, as a drop of rain slips
down a window- pane, rush to the two executioners with the swiftness of a cat which has fallen from a roof, knock them down with two enormous fists, pick up the gypsy with one hand, as a child would her doll, and dash back into the church with a single bound, lifting the young girl above his head and crying in a formidable voice,--
Throw your slips
of paper, gentlemen, into this hat, and the prince shall draw for turns.