I went a-chestnutting there in the fall, on windy days, when the nuts were dropping into the water and were washed to my feet; and one day, as I crept along its sedgy shore, the fresh spray blowing in my face, I came upon the mouldering wreck of a boat, the sides gone, and hardly more than the impression of its flat bottom left amid the rushes; yet its model was sharply defined, as if it were a large decayed pad, with its veins.
And how are all things made for man?-- KEPLER (quoted in The Anatomy of Melancholy) BOOK ONE THE COMING OF THE MARTIANS CHAPTER ONE THE EVE OF THE WAR No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.
Athos started, passed his hand over his brow to remove the drops of perspiration that burst forth, and rose in his turn with a nervous movement he could not repress.
I will quote onlyone most curious remark dropped by this person. ‘
“Perhaps I haven’t forgiven him, though,” she said, with a sort ofmenace in her voice, and she dropped her eyes to the ground asthough she were talking to herself. “
The prince drew near it, hoping it would drop it; but as he approached, the bird took wing, and settled again on the ground further off.
It was ages since we'd had a real talk...." She had dropped into her usual armchair, facing his, and was running her fingers through her rumpled hair.
As she did, the bristles dropped away and the limbs of the man were seen.
And what's more--if I was one of them I would see a man in Jericho before I would drop my business and come to him for the rubbing of an old tin lamp."
Bobby took the card, tore it into little bits, and dropped them one by one into the waste-paper basket.
Take the gold and go pay someone to drop a boulder on your head!
Big Jerry, too, sank down and dropped his massive head onto his hands, while his frame rose and fell with convulsive heaving.
His features grew livid, and the cartridges which he had just grasped dropped from his grasp as he sank to the ground with scarcely a struggle.
She looked at Sevita who was still filming as the soldier dropped his gun and fled up the hill.
He majored in English at University of California, Berkeley, before dropping out in his second year to become a standup comedian.
“Yes, indeed,” Roland has gotten out the Evian and was delicately administering a drop to both our glasses, “she was perfect.
Now we dropped towards a warren of brambles eight kilometers from our original landing site.
she added, slowly and sternly, opening the other door to go away, ‘I am resolved, for reasons that I have and hatreds that I entertain, to cast you out, unless you withdraw from my reach altogether, or drop your pretty mask.
‘You think it justifiable, do you, Copperfield, you who pride yourself so much on your honour and all the rest of it, to sneak about my place, eaves-dropping with my clerk?
"Don't you see, you animal," continued Sancho, "that it will be well for me to drop into some profitable government that will lift us out of the mire, and marry Mari-Sancha to whom I like; and you yourself will find yourself called 'Dona Teresa Panza,' and sitting in church on a fine carpet and cushions and draperies, in spite and in defiance of all the born ladies of the town?