I was transported very rapidly in a palanquin, (a sort of decorated litter,) carried on the shoulders of four men, who, for greater despatch, were changed every three hours.
I was astonished the first years of my married life in France, to see people of certain position and standing give the cold shoulder to men they had known all their lives because they were Republicans, knowing them quite well to be honourable, independent gentlemen, wanting nothing from the Republicmerely trying to do their best for the country.
Suddenly he turned to me and laid his hand on my shoulder with one of those sudden bursts of confidence I came later to recognise and look for, but in which I could never quite believenor disbelieve.
Well, if you don't want pay, I want some one with a head on his shoulders in this office.
So much the better story, I thought, shrugging my shoulders at last.
I got insolent glances from the youths, and the cold shoulder from the ladies.
quoth Sir Benedict, settling his shoulder against Beltane and frowning at his line.
" Elise Hawthorne laid her head on Evadne's shoulder like a tired child.
It is deeply impressive, the way in which one man, born not above myriads of his fellows, begins to rise until by and by he stands head and shoulders above his generation!
I took the book off the library shelf and timidly glancing across my shoulder for fear that some one might catch me, I looked along the pages.
It is resolved that Alcippus, who is now torn with agony and remorse, must be fittingly punished, and accordingly as he lies sick at heart in his chamber Erminia enters as a spirit, and so looking over his shoulder into a mirror wherein he is gazing tells him plainly of Galatea's love.
I made a desperate effort, and swung round so that I got my left shoulder on his knife arm.
He felt my touch and sprang to his feet, clutching me by the shoulder as a man clutching rescue.
Then taking me in his arms, he swung me aloft to his shoulder by a series of somersaults.
She put her shoulder under Stoddard's, catching the manacled hand in hers.
Without any particular haste, as it seemed to the watchers, the hulk was shouldered out of the water, as by some hidden leviathan.
"To tell the truth, I'll be glad to go, not only because of" He hitched his shoulders towards the corner whence came the hoarse and muffled breathing of the Denver clerk.
He cast a half fearful glance over his shoulder toward the interior of the cottage.
He tossed aside the empty weapon, made sure of Popinot's on his hip, approached one of the deadlights, placed a chair, climbed upon it, and with infinite pains managed to wriggle and squirm head and shoulders through the opening.
Once we were happy here, but since the Czar appointed Baron Oberg to be Governor-General" and she shrugged her shoulders without finishing her sentence.
" Thereupon, Bandy-legs, as though realizing that he had raised a hornet's nest about his ears, deemed it the part of discretion to shrug his shoulders after the manner of one who, "convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.
Gradually, as the time slipped away and no score was made, the Birchites began to realize that being able to charge wasn't everything, and that their opponents could do more with their shoulders than with their feet, and soon lost control of the ball when bothered by the "halves."
She had pulled a quilt round her shoulders over her nightdress.
His reply was the slightest of shrugs executed by perfect shoulders beneath a gown of cynical transparency.
A long mantle fell from his shoulders down to his high riding boots, half hiding his fearful figure.