I could only divine and distinguish that stakes
were hazarded on numbers, on "odd" or "even," and on colours.
As he would stake
his last ounce on a good poker hand, so he staked his life and effort on the hunch that the future held in store a big strike on the Upper River.
Take this stake in your left hand, ready to place to the point over the heart, and the hammer in your right.
Arthur took the stake and the hammer, and when once his mind was set on action his hands never trembled nor even quivered.
The argument lasted for some five or ten minutes when suddenly the little knot broke and two warriors ran to the opposite side of the village from whence they presently returned with a large stake which they soon set up beside the one already in place.
A few inches from her was the open doorway of the structure, and beyond, farther down the village street, the blacks were congregating about the prisoners, who were already being bound to the stakes.
I will stake
that brandy," Trent answered, "against the picture you let fall from your pocket an hour ago.
The priest, on his knees, for he had not the strength to stand erect, was not even fastened to the stake
, his weakness rendering that precaution superfluous.
The leaping savages, the flickering firelight playing upon their painted bodies, circled about the victim at the stake
For an instant Tantor, the elephant, paused with upraised trunk and tail, with great ears up-pricked, and then he swung on along the trail at a rapid, shuffling pace--straight toward the covered pit with its sharpened stakes
upstanding in the ground.
It proved of excellent advantage to me now, that when I was a boy, I used to take great delight in standing at a basket-maker's, in the town where my father lived, to see them make their wicker-ware; and being, as boys usually are, very officious to help, and a great observer of the manner in which they worked those things, and sometimes lending a hand, I had by these means full knowledge of the methods of it, and I wanted nothing but the materials, when it came into my mind that the twigs of that tree from whence I cut my stakes
that grew might possibly be as tough as the sallows, willows, and osiers in England, and I resolved to try.
The Yanguesans, seeing themselves assaulted by only two men while they were so many, betook themselves to their stakes
, and driving the two into the middle they began to lay on with great zeal and energy; in fact, at the second blow they brought Sancho to the ground, and Don Quixote fared the same way, all his skill and high mettle availing him nothing, and fate willed it that he should fall at the feet of Rocinante, who had not yet risen; whereby it may be seen how furiously stakes
can pound in angry boorish hands.