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My fancy made a picture of them distended with three weeks' absorption of mineral springs.
The fish, having remained in this distended state for a short time, generally expelled the air and water with considerable force from the branchial apertures and mouth.
The fierce jaws were wide distended to bury the yellow fangs deeply in the brown hide.
Its muzzle, young-looking, with the nether lip drawn up like that of a fish, nostrils distended and ears pressed back from fear, kept up for a few seconds near Nikita's shoulder and then began to fall behind.
Their ears were pierced and distended to accommodate wooden plugs and sticks, pipes, and all manner of barbaric ornaments.
I had a vision of wide, distended jaws, and then all was blotted out.
He had come out of a highly hygienic prison round like a tub, with an enormous stomach and distended cheeks of a pale, semi-transparent complexion, as though for fifteen years the servants of an outraged society had made a point of stuffing him with fattening foods in a damp and lightless cellar.
His poppy-colored cheeks were distended with his first big bite of bread and bacon, but he managed to smile encouragingly.
From the lobes of their ears, cut and distended, hung chaplets of bones.
As they pass through this narrow strait, the Indians, standing on the rocks, or on the end of wooden stages projecting from the banks, scoop them up with small nets distended on hoops and attached to long handles, and cast them on the shore.
Their ears, frightfully distended, held dangling to them disks of wood and plates of gum copal.
Some had eaten until their abdomens were so distended that I thought they must burst, for beside the thag there had been fully a hundred antelopes of various sizes and varied degrees of decomposition, which they had unearthed from bur-ial beneath the floors of their lairs to grace the banquet-board.