Nothing but two jumpsuits, a pouch for toiletries, and a disconnected fiberop umbilicus half as thick as my little finger, floating like a roundworm in formalin.
It was written with beautiful regularity and neatness of character, in violet-coloured ink, on note-paper as smooth as ivory and almost as thick as cardboard, and it addressed me in these terms-- "Mr. Fairlie's compliments to Mr. Hartright.
Then did Christian draw, for he saw it was time to bestir him; and Apollyon as fast made at him, throwing darts as thick as hail; by the which, notwithstanding all that Christian could do to avoid it, Apollyon wounded him in his head, his hand, and foot.
It was covered by confervæ, rushes, sedges, and here and there by beds of herbage, thick as a velvet carpet.
Earls like us are as thick as flies.”
A towhead is a sand-bar that has cottonwoods on it as thick as harrow-teeth.
The nearer it got to noon that day the thicker and thicker was the wagons and horses in the streets, and more coming all the time.
I will plant companionship thick as trees along all the rivers of America, and along the shores of the great lakes, and all over the prairies, I will make inseparable cities with their arms about each other's necks, By the love of comrades, By the manly love of comrades.
For I too raising my voice join the ranks of this pageant, I am the chanter, I chant aloud over the pageant, I chant the world on my Western sea, I chant copious the islands beyond, thick as stars in the sky, I chant the new empire grander than any before, as in a vision it comes to me, I chant America the mistress, I chant a greater supremacy, I chant projected a thousand blooming cities yet in time on those groups of sea-islands, My sail-ships and steam-ships threading the archipelagoes, My stars and stripes fluttering in the wind, Commerce opening, the sleep of ages having done its work, races reborn, refresh'd, Lives, works resumed--the object I know not--but the old, the Asiatic renew'd as it must be, Commencing from this day surrounded by the world.
The cable was about as thick as packthread andthe bars of the length and size of a knitting-needle.
Two hundred sempstresses wereemployed to make me shirts, and linen for my bed and table, all ofthe strongest and coarsest kind they could get; which, however,they were forced to quilt together in several folds, for thethickest was some degrees finer than lawn.
At an informal luncheon, cold coffee, instead of tea, is passed around in a glass pitcher, on a tray that also holds a bowl of powdered sugar and a pitcher of cold milk, and another of as thick as possible cream.
Everyone knew the fog had come in as thick as pea-soup and that it was impossible to get home; but to the end of time her reputation will suffer for the experience.
“They’d need to be manufactured,” Ned Land replied, “from sheet-iron plates eight inches thick, like ironclad frigates.”
“No, my boy, and this whiteness that amazes you is merely due to the presence of myriads of tiny creatures called infusoria, a sort of diminutive glowworm that’s colorless and gelatinous in appearance, as thick as a strand of hair, and no longer than one-fifth of a millimeter.
He unrolled a cord about as thick as my thumb, and at least four hundred feet in length.
Some of the gaps between those layers were barely thick as fingernails; others looked wide enough to stack bodies.
thick as a tun (barrel) There saw I first the dark imaginingOf felony, and all the compassing;The cruel ire, as red as any glede, live coal The picke-purse<45>, and eke the pale dread; The smiler with the knife under the cloak, The shepen* burning with the blacke smoke *stable <46>The treason of the murd’ring in the bed, The open war, with woundes all be-bled; Conteke* with bloody knife, and sharp menace.
A wreath of gold *arm-great*, of huge weight, thick as a man’s armUpon his head sate, full of stones bright, Of fine rubies and clear diamants.
constructed For *what people that can increase, however the numbers increased*Nor ne’er so thick might be the prease, press, crowd But alle hadde room at will;There was not one was lodged ill.
It is nearly as thick as my wrist, very juicy, sweet, and tender--something like green corn in taste, but sweeter.
At the poor man people only throw a hasty glance; on the rich man they fix their eyes; and if the said rich man was once on a time poor, it is then there is the sneering and the tattle and spite of backbiters; and in the streets here they swarm as thick as bees."
There was something innately likable about the Dula, something Raoden found indefinably appealing, even if it was covered by a grime of pessimism as thick as the slime on the ground.
The duties of the priest towards the Eucharist and towards the secrecy of the confessional seemed so grave to me that I wondered how anybody had ever found in himself the courage to undertake them; and I was not surprised when he told me that the fathers of the Church had written books as thick as the Post Office Directory and as closely printed as the law notices in the newspaper, elucidating all these intricate questions.
The first ice is especially interesting and perfect, being hard, dark, and transparent, and affords the best opportunity that ever offers for examining the bottom where it is shallow; for you can lie at your length on ice only an inch thick, like a skater insect on the surface of the water, and study the bottom at your leisure, only two or three inches distant, like a picture behind a glass, and the water is necessarily always smooth then.