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But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore -- What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore.
But the Raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird and bust and door; Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore-- What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore.
Its evil eyes were wriggling on their stalks, its mouth was all alive with appetite, and its vast ungainly claws, smeared with an algal slime, were descending upon me.
He found pleasure in watching the ungainly antics of Duro, the hippopotamus, and keen sport in tormenting the sluggish crocodile, Gimla, as he basked in the sun.
I remember her speaking of my smile, telling me it was my one adornment, and taking it from me, so to speak, for a moment to let me see how she looked in it; she delighted to make sport of me when she was in a wayward mood, and to show me all my ungainly tricks of voice and gesture, exaggerated and glorified in her entrancing self, like a star calling to the earth: "See, I will show you how you hobble round," and always there was a challenge to me in her eyes to stop her if I dared, and upon them, when she was most audacious, lay a sweet mist.
In the forest he would be thought ungainly, because his face is stretched out and his neck is uselessly long.
The next breaker rolled them over and over, but eventually they all succeeded in crawling to safety, and in a moment more their ungainly craft had been washed up beside them.
Walk Like a Penguin "WALK carefully, like a penguin," Is the latest advice, For staying on your feet, If you're crossing the ice, Though to waddle is ungainly, And you can't move very fast, And, on an Adele basis, Wearing stilettos should probably be left, Until Storm Emma has passed, So, in this type of weather, Keep your covered knees loose, And your arms, for balance, Out to the side, Best to look like an Emperor .
YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Ophelia 9 Onion 10 Dummy 11 Usurper 12 Ran 13 True blue 16 Extracts 17 Gut 19 Plateau 21 Grime 22 Ennui 23 Engulfs DOWN: 1 Poldark 2 Chamonix 3 Clay 4 Columbus 5 Wisp 6 Intro 8 Acupuncture 13 Turmeric 14 Ungainly 15 Atheist 18 Ypres 20 Aunt 21 Gags QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Plaster cast 8 Sue 9 Was 11 Prairie 12 Cramp 13 Urn 14 Tee 15 Several 17 Tie 19 Opal 21 Lynx 23 Lobe 25 Safe 27 Ten 29 Stiffen 31 Add 34 Ask 36 Leapt 37 Earache 38 Dam 39 Red 40 Represented DOWN: 1 Purr 2 Lean 3 Surgeon 4 Eleven 5 Cocoa 6 Swat 7 Tame 8 Spurt 10 Spell 16 Lob 18 Elf 20 Pet 22 Yes 24 Overrun 25 Scald 26 Afters 28 Naked 30 Tutor 32 Dear 33 Dame 34 Acre 35 Shed
This compromised credibility makes their scenes together sometimes feel awkward and ungainly, so the sooner the cop realizes whom he's really dealing with, the better for everyone.
A budding Chinese Sherlock Holmes meets his dumbass Watson in Bangkok and solves a locked-room murder in singer-actor-director Chen Sicheng's "Detective Chinatown," a carefully constructed mystery that blends screechy comedy and crazed action in high-spirited but somewhat ungainly fashion.
Writhing in tortured twists around the site, the building is an ungainly hulk whichever way you approach it.