gasped Browse, choking with rage, and shaken for once in a way out of his usual drawl; "it's that Thurston and his crewI know it was!"
He could hear the drawl of languid, half-sleepy voices, and, as he pushed farther to the eastward, saw a group of troopers lounging about a dying fire.
Heywood spoke with a slow, mischievous drawl; but he crossed the room quickly.
She was a little woman, with large, soft black eyes, with a dumb look of endurance about the lips and a drawl in her subdued voice.
Mr. Collison, the second mate, was another kind entirely, an American with the drawl of the South in his voice, a dark, slender man with eyes quick and shrewd.
Flint coiled up his long limbs, put his hands in his pockets, chewed meditatively for a moment, and then began, with his slowest drawl: "Waal, sir, it's pretty nigh ten year ago, I was damster daown tew Oldtaown, clos't to Banggore.
" "You are very kind, Sir Stephen," said Howardhis slow drawl unusually quickenedfor he, too, was touched, though he would have died rather than have admitted it, by the warmth of Sir Stephen's reception of his son.
"No, thanks," she said, with her musical drawl.
" Howard nodded, and speaking with his usual drawl, said: "'Awake and call me early, mother.'
It was a pleasant enough place on this summer afternoon, contrasted with the dingy street whence we had come, though its grass was faded and yellow and the twitter of the birds in the trees mingled with the hideous Board-school drawl of the children who played around the seats and the few remaining tombs.
" He spoke in the same rather amused drawl as he had done at the hut, and there was no hint of hurry or excitement in his manner.
"Dr. McMurtrie," he said in his quiet drawl, "is the most dangerous man in Europe.
" "There will probably be a demand for that a little later on," said Latimer in his quiet drawl.
Stammering N. inarticulateness; stammering &c v.; hesitation &c v.; impediment in one's speech; titubancy^, traulism^; whisper &c (faint sound) 405; lisp, drawl, tardiloquence^; nasal tone, nasal accent; twang; falsetto &c (want of voice) 581; broken voice, broken accents, broken sentences.
mumble, mutter; maud^, mauder^; whisper &c 405; mince, lisp; jabber, gibber; sputter, splutter; muffle, mump^; drawl, mouth; croak; speak thick, speak through the nose; snuffle, clip one's words; murder the language, murder the King's English, murder the Queen's English; mispronounce, missay^. Adj. stammering &c v.; inarticulate, guttural, nasal; tremulous; affected.
V. be inactive &c adj.; do nothing &c 681; move slowly &c 275; let the grass grow under one's feet; take one's time, dawdle, drawl, droil^, lag, hang back, slouch; loll, lollop^; lounge, poke, loaf, loiter; go to sleep over; sleep at one's post, ne battre que d'une aile
Ain't you jest said men made you sort ofnervous?" He imitated the soft drawl of Dan with his last words and raised another yell of delight from the crowd.
His voice had changednot greatly, for its pitch was the same and the drawl was the samebut there was a purr in it that made every man stiffen in his chair and make sure that his right hand was free.
'Yes,' said Mr. Smithson, with his gentlemanlike drawl, 'Spanish America and the West Indies are delightful places to talk about.
" "First Fundamentalist Hospital," Molly said, her gorgeous drawl following him around the corner.
" "Thaht's him," returned the Old Cock, speaking with the soft drawl of the New York cockney.
He paraphrases David and puts into his mouth such punning conceits as "Fears are my feres," and in his "Saint Peter's Complaint" makes that rashest and shortest-spoken of the Apostles drawl through thirty pages of maudlin repentance, in which the distinctions between the north and northeast sides of a sentimentality are worthy of Duns Scotus.
"And if I did the same," he questioned in a drawl that was unmistakably supercilious, "should I be a good man?"
besought Lucas in his easy drawl.
"Meaning that things have changed since then?" questioned Lucas, in his tired drawl.