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She arose, and bowing her stiff, lofty bow, she went away, stopping for neither, thanks nor applause.
Half a dozen chairs stood about the room, straight and stiff, and so ingeniously contrived for the discomfort of the human person that they were irksome even to sight, and conveyed the ugliest possible idea of the state of society to which they could have been adapted.
First, a stiff heavy collar just on my neck, and a bridle with great side-pieces against my eyes called blinkers, and blinkers indeed they were, for I could not see on either side, but only straight in front of me; next, there was a small saddle with a nasty stiff strap that went right under my tail; that was the crupper.
Aladdin, stood on a marble-topped table in the corner, the light that came softly through its rose-colored shade transforming the stiff and gloomy ugliness of the room into a place where one could sit and love one's neighbor.
A broad window with leaded panes looked out upon the moor; and over the mantel was another portrait of the stiff, plain little girl who seemed to stare at her more curiously than ever.
Then, when we had eaten our pork and each had a good stiff glass of brandy grog, the three chiefs got together in a corner to discuss our prospects.
HER daughter shall have much silver and gold; HIS daughter is frozen quite stiff and cold.
And the soldier came to stiff attention as the Sheriff and his body-guard stalked pompously up to inspect the gallows.
Strange, stiff garments were upon my body; garments that cracked and powdered away from me as I rose to a sitting posture.
And out in the jungle, far away, Korak, covered with wounds, stiff with clotted blood, burning with rage and sorrow, swung back upon the trail of the great baboons.
Then cold The shades of night o'erwhelm them; to the knee In snow, beards stiff with ice.