Scratch my face, as my master was served in this very castle; run me through the body with burnished daggers; pinch my arms with red-hot pincers; I'll bear all in patience to serve these gentlefolk; but I won't let duennas touch me, though the devil should carry me off!"
said Mr. Creakle, pinching my ear with ferocious playfulness.
At last the peasant pinched the raven once more till he croaked, and said: ‘Fourthly, he says that there are some cakes under the bed.’ ‘
"More than a thousand pounds apiece; besides, they pinch my feet."
He stood before us smiling and open-eyed while he ran long needles into the fleshy part of his arms and legs without flinching, and he allowed one of the gentlemen present to pinch his skin in different parts with strong crenated pincers in a manner which bruised it, and which to most people would have caused intense pain.
Then the peasant once more pinched the raven’s head till he croaked loudly.
Though Pulcheria Alexandrovna felt that the young man was really too eccentric and pinched her hand too much, in her anxiety over her Rodya she looked on his presence as providential, and was unwilling to notice all his peculiarities.
The door opened with difficulty, and the boy pinched his fingers.
he would answer, and pinch her chin or cheek.
Dr. Schneider pinched the bridge of her nose as she thought. “
He pinched Elliot Young off of me.
I went into the out-house to look about me; and the very same lobsters, crabs, and crawfish possessed by the same desire to pinch the world in general, appeared to be in the same state of conglomeration in the same old corner.
I then pinched the blood vessels with a pair of Dr. Pean's hemostatic pincers, washed the wound and applied a dressing, without making a single ligature.
His delicate mustache marked a perfectly straight line upon his upper lip; he appeared to dread to lower his hands lest their veins should swell, and he pinched the tips of his ears from time to time to preserve their delicate pink transparency.
When I was comingout from the Superior’s I saw one hiding from me behind the door,and a big one, a yard and a half or more high, with a thick longgrey tail, and the tip of his tail was in the crack of the door andI was quick and slammed the door, pinching his tail in it.
While he was speaking he was pinching the spider between his finger and thumb. “
Oak extinguished the lantern by blowing into it and then pinching the snuff, the cot being lighted by a candle suspended by a twisted wire.
He paused in his breakfast, and crossing his arms, and pinching his shirt-sleeves (his notion of in-door comfort was to sit without any coat), he nodded to me once, to put my question.
I guessed his meaning, and my good fortune gave me somuch presence of mind, that I resolved not to struggle in the leastas he held me in the air above sixty feet from the ground, althoughhe grievously pinched my sides, for fear I should slip through hisfingers.
Jervis for six years endured pinching privation, but preserved his integrity, studied his profession with success, and gradually and steadily rose by merit and bravery to the highest rank.
Hysterical tears poured forth as I joyfully stroked and pinched my regained possession-a body free from any bullet hole in the breast.
Well, she pinched my cheek, ‘my little poppet,’ said she.”
I must have pinched up a piece of loose skin and have transfixed it, for there are two little red points like pin-pricks, and on the band of her nightdress was a drop of blood.
Afterwards, they dried and combed her beautiful hair, and gave her a pair of enormous slippers, and wheeled her to the fire; and I left her, as merry as she could be, dividing her food between the little dog and Skulker, whose nose she pinched as he ate; and kindling a spark of spirit in the vacant blue eyes of the Lintons--a dim reflection from her own enchanting face.
Then, poking and pinching their muscles, he declared, “I grant you that these two are not great prizes in their physicals.
We pinched the Assistant Minister of Justice and the Minister of Religions.
Meg wanted a few curls about her face, and Jo undertook to pinch the papered locks with a pair of hot tongs.
Or else, like happened yesterday, I might come back home late in the evening - please forgive my appearance and the room being in a mess, it is to do with them - so, I might come home late in the evening and want to go to bed, then I feel something pinching my leg, look under the bed and pull another of them out from under it.
What torments they are, yet we can't do without them," he said, pinching her cheeks good-humoredly.
The dog, delighted with the sport, kept pinching the hams of the sow, and in the hope of escaping from her ruthless tormentor, she diverged from the main avenue and ran across a common to a pond of mud and water.
Muttering, Slim put his cold, damp hand on her arm and pinched her flesh.
It was a nervous, titillating, pinching feeling.
She forced a pitiful smile that pinched her face instead of smoothing it.
The early spring wind blew without stopping, chilling Nella’s legs and pinching her eyes.
Dog as I was, I instantly perceived her pernicious design; and as present danger inspires a presence of mind, to elude her vigilance I watched her face and motions so well, that I took my opportunity, and passed through quick enough to save myself and escape her malice, though she pinched the end of my tail.
14.2.3 The Empire of HammurabiAs the people of the Sumerian Akkadian empire lost their political and military vigour, fresh inundations of a warlike people began from the east, the Elamites, while from the west came the Semitic Amorites, pinching the Sumerian Akkadian empire between them.
Old women and amateurs have invaded the upper apartments, pinching the bed-curtains, poking into the feathers, shampooing the mattresses, and clapping the wardrobe drawers to and fro.
Taking the bullet she made her habitual sign for SMALL—that is, by pinching a little bit of the skin of one hand.
'You are very stiff,' said Heathcliff, 'I know that: but you'll force me to pinch the baby and make it scream before it moves your charity.