All that he was allowed to say, in case of emergencies, was the proverbial
The longevity of Cape Horn whaling voyages is proverbial
, frequently extending over a period of four or five years.
The pages, valets and officers, assembled in the office which led up to the refectory, welcomed the newcomer with the proverbial
politeness of the country; some of them were acquainted with Raoul, and all knew that he came from Paris.
The listener's proverbial
fate was not absolutely hers; she had heard no evil of herself, but she had heard a great deal of very painful import.
Indeed, that stroke became proverbial
in Kukuanaland, and any extraordinary blow or feat of strength was henceforth known as "Incubu's blow.
And if we enter the interior of the edifice, who has overthrown that colossus of Saint Christopher, proverbial
for magnitude among statues, as the grand hall of the Palais de Justice was among halls, as the spire of Strasbourg among spires?