Fifteen minutes later Ensign Edwards, with a quartermaster, Timmins, the bo's'n's mate, and a crew, was heading a straight course toward his first command, with instructions to "keep company and watch for signals"; and intention to break into the brass-bound chest and ferret out what clue lay there, if it took dynamite.
I hope the man won't want to come ferreting in the place; that may well be left to the police; but if he does I can't very well refuse him leave.
The first two you can ferret from some technical jargon, some special department of human interest or endeavor?
Rolfe nevertheless made a conscientious search, shifting the lumber about and ferreting into dark corners, without result.
However, I was so struck by the horror of man's cruelty to man, as depicted in this poem, that I determined that she should see it; went up straight to her rooms with the book, and, she being away, ferreted among her things to see what she was doing, finding all very neat, except in one room where were a number of prints called La Mode, and debris of snipped cloth, and medley.
At length, ferreting on the highest shelf but one, she had the deep, proud satisfaction of the philosopher who has correctly deduced consequences from character.
At first, indeed, he ferreted for the parliament, but since he hath got off his cope he set up for himself.
With their electric lamps Robinson and Rawlins ferreted about the rear entrance for traces.