Steadied by her racing keel, she cut through the waves like a knife.
he cut his friend’s throat like a sheep, and took the watch.”
The March wind howled and whistled over the course, biting and stinging, cutting the face almost like a lash.
My own accidental cut across the knuckles was a flea-bite.
You couldnât open a newspaper or a magazine without seeing that faceâthe grey beard cut like a spade, the firm fighting mouth, the blunt square nose, and the keen blue eyes.
We didn’t hev them old charms to cut ‘em off like folks in the Saouth Sea did, an’ them Kanakys wudu’t never give away their secrets.
They cut the air like a dagger.
I turned and stared, arms akimbo, at the thick green behind me, into which the steamy ravine cut like a smoking gash.
“I cut myself off from men as a monster.
18:024:024 They are exalted for a little while, but are gone and brought low; they are taken out of the way as all other, and cut off as the tops of the ears of corn.
19:037:002 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
23:038:012 Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off with pining sickness: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of me.
28:010:007 As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon the water.
It cut Ruby as a double edged sword, for she understood that he cared well enough that way--æsthetically.
Now, if we can just cut here enough"--he was cutting again like an honest carpenter or cabinet worker.
If the King finds out you're not a lady, you will be taken by the police to the Tower of London, where your head will be cut off as a warning to other presumptuous flower girls.
His hair was cut square on his forehead like a village chorister’s; he looked reliable, but very ill at ease.
asked Amy, who would as soon have thought of cutting off her head as her pretty hair.
Now he was looking off to where the sails of the Mabel T cut the blue of the sky like the wings of a great bird.
Some ancient trees before the house were still cut into fashions as formal and unnatural as the hoops and wigs and stiff skirts; but their own allotted places in the great procession of the dead were not far off, and they would soon drop into them and go the silent way of the rest.
But as they turned, they rolled into a double-row of mines Yasmin had laid by stealth at the start of the battle, and then, as the cars rocked and slammed into each other and spun out of control, Justbob's dragoons swept in from the left, and their splendid battle-wagon came in from the right -- a lumbering two-storey RV plated with triple-thick armor, pierced with gun-slits for a battery of flame-throwers and automatic ballistic weapons, mostly firing depleted uranium rounds that cut through the enemy cars like butter.
He was much attached to the family, and the place, and, like the rest of them, he was cut up over Hector Woodridge's trial.
Mrs. Worldly however compromises between the "court" footman and the ordinary one, and puts her footmen in green cloth coats cut like the everyday liveries, with silver buttons on which the crest is raised in relief, but adds black velvet collars, and black satin waistcoats in place of the everyday striped ones.
"Just think what sort of effect it has on Jack Kafir to see every fellow cutting away from him like mad."
In fact, he cut a swath through his leading ladies like a harvester through a wheat field.
The only danger I apprehend of obstruction to your march is from ambuscades of Indians, who, by constant practice, are dexterous in laying and executing them; and the slender line, near four miles long, which your army must make, may expose it to be attack'd by surprise in its flanks, and to be cut like a thread into several pieces, which, from their distance, cannot come up in time to support each other."
Besides, since, like several other Tales, the Monk’s tragedies were cut short by the impatience of the auditors, it is more natural that the Tale should close abruptly, than by such a rhetorical finish as these lines afford.
He now entered the military academy at West Point, from which he obtained a dismissal on hearing of the birth of a son to his adopted father, by a second marriage, an event which cut off his expectations as an heir.
"That is what vexes me, and what ought to vex thee, Sancho," replied Don Quixote; "but henceforward I will endeavour to have at hand some sword made by such craft that no kind of enchantments can take effect upon him who carries it, and it is even possible that fortune may procure for me that which belonged to Amadis when he was called 'The Knight of the Burning Sword,' which was one of the best swords that ever knight in the world possessed, for, besides having the said virtue, it cut like a razor, and there was no armour, however strong and enchanted it might be, that could resist it."
The cut was the same-divided skirts, like flowing trousers, topped with sleeveless blouses and small caps, their hair coming out the back.
The cuts, thrusts, down strokes, back strokes and doubles, that Corchuelo delivered were past counting, and came thicker than hops or hail.
Or cut 'em down like that much pork?
All were strangely shaped, and the Spy-glass, which was by three or four hundred feet the tallest on the island, was likewise the strangest in configuration, running up sheer from almost every side and then suddenly cut off at the top like a pedestal to put a statue on.