Instead of giving fire to mankind, it was more as if NuPrometheus had photocopied the schematics for part of a Bic lighter.
It is like a bric-à-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value.
She came shortly after his art school opened, and at her invitation he went out to the residence of her aunt on the North Side, a nice, pleasant brick house in a quiet side street, which had all the airs of middle class peace and comfort.
What's the use I tell her of havin' a house as big as a four-masted schooner and nary a chick or a child in it.
The door had swung behind me with a click like the door of a safe.
Izz mentioned the omission of the banns to Mrs Crick, and Mrs Crick assumed a matron's privilege of speaking to Angel on the point.
When, for example, A. Fick says: “The condition we call sensation occurs in the consciousness of the subject when his sensory nerves are stimulated,”he does not mean that the nervous stimulus in itself is capable of causing the condition in question.
Had the porcupine been entirely unrolled, or had it not discovered its enemy a fraction of a second before the blow was struck, the paw would have escaped unscathed; but a side-flick of the tail sank sharp quills into it as it was withdrawn.
Inside the mill were twenty of the miller’s men hewing a stone, and as they went ‘Hick hack, hick hack, hick hack,’ the mill went ‘Click clack, click clack, click clack.’
Again, and this time with purpose, did Grey Beaver kick him.
When he enters the door he is bewildered by an array of women's scarfs and gloves and perfume bottles, handkerchiefs and parasols, handbags, petticoats, knick-knacks, and whatnot.
“In one of these missives the writer, in a postscript, jotted down this assertion:“‘We’ll lick the Yanks termorrer, if goddlemity (God Almighty) spares our lives.’
Not even a hastily typed "gtg," she just wasn't on the end of her mic.
Lady O'Dowd is also so attached to it that, she says, if anything were to happen to Mick, bedad she'd come back and marry some of 'em.
"I think I came just in the nick of time.
"What's the matter, Pic?"
Lamb's letter is filled with about every figure of speech known to rhetoricians: It will be a useful exercise to pick them out.
We Spaniards sweetly phrase our ev'ry word E'en when we prick one sharply in the ribs.
She sneezed continually, and her stub of a tail was doing its best toward lashing about by giving quick, violent jerks.
If this rick had gone the barn would have followed. '
The latter did not know Summerville sic, but he knew someone who did.
This problem had to be solved correctly every day by the transport officers, in spite of uncertain winds that retarded the boats, of camels that grew sick or died, and of engines that repeatedly broke down.
I managed to climb back up onto the slick rock and lay down.
Yet he wasn't supposed to be this frail stick of a person, shaking and coughing.
Another example: I began the psychoanalytic treatment of a boy of fourteen years who was suffering from tic convulsif, hysterical vomiting, headache, &c., by assuring him that, after closing his eyes, he would see pictures or have ideas, which I requested him to communicate to me.
They took and shoved the bag through a rip in the straw tick that was under the feather-bed, and crammed it in a foot or two amongst the straw and said it was all right now, because a nigger only makes up the feather-bed, and don't turn over the straw tick only about twice a year, and so it warn't in no danger of getting stole now.
At length, one more cunning than the rest resolved, in revenge, to play me a trick.