"Don't forget," said an officer, "that they are moving over good ground, while the pursuit has to move over bad groundroads with craters in them, ground so pitted with shell-holes that you can scarcely drive a peg between them, demolished bridges, villages that give scarcely any cover, and so on.
Here was a young person who needed taking down a peg or two, and that at once.
At first he seemed to the approaching pair to be gesticulating and pointing, but a moment's observation gave them the gleam of a knife in his handhe was playing mumblety-peg.
But the best came when the sun had lowered behind the grove, the company grown more silent, and Mrs. Forrester, leaning beside the door of the tower, turned the great pegs of a Chinese lute.
dwell &c (be present) 186; settle &c (be located) 184; alight &c (arrive) 292; stick, stick fast; stand like a post; not stir a peg, not stir a step; be at a stand &c n.. quell, becalm, hush, stay, lull to sleep, lay an embargo on.
On a bright, clear day, she pulled out the wooden pegs that pinned the skirt of our wigwam to the ground, and rolled the canvas part way up on its frame of slender poles.
V. depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, detrude^, pitch, precipitate.
It is to be hoped that this government effort will save the round pegs from getting into the square holes.
Just get up and hammer down as many pegs as you can in your courtyard.
So, after mixing myself a stiff peg, I undressed and got into bed, soothing my harassed mind with another chapter or two of H.G. Wells before attempting to go to sleep.
He shivered at first, Then he drew back his leg, And set up his ears, Never moving a peg.
They strike a tent-peg out of the ground with their lances.
I've got my pocket-compass here, but we must have something to measure off the feet when we have found the peg.
Here was an instance in which the prefects had taken a stand against palpable injustice, and the action had caused the whole body to rise several pegs in everybody's estimation.
The grande nation wasn't left a peg to stand on; and as for King WILLIAM, I proved him to be a butcher of the most surpassing kind.
Swarms of white-robed pilgrims came running in masses after the drifting shadow, knocking each other down, falling aver tent-pegs, stampeding pack-animals.
V. not do, not act, not attempt; be inactive &c 683; abstain from doing, do nothing, hold, spare; not stir, not move, not lift a finger, not lift a foot, not lift a peg; fold one's arms, fold one's hands; leave alone, let alone; let be, let pass, let things take their course, let it have its way, let well alone, let well enough alone; quieta non movere [Lat.]; stare super antiquas vias
Going forth to meet one's God because one doesn't like the peg for one's hat!" Katie had a feeling of every nerve in Ann's body leaping up in frenzy.
"Well, you see, I remember that I lost my tent pegs the last time I camped in Maine, and it's up to me to cut a new supply.
his father makes boot-pegs for a living.
A restaurant would inevitably mean a few pegs of rum.
Corporal BINKS gallops in, misses the peg, and rides off, relieving his feelings by whirling his lance defiantly in the air.)
Auggrh! pass me the peg, for my mouth is dry.
It was no such very difficult task he found, to his satisfaction, for Betty was right, and by feeling carefully with his hands he perceived the friendly pegs which Reuben had inserted, and of which Oliver had no knowledge, else he would not have trusted so agile and strong a prisoner within their reach.
Because all they want to do is to pick up the peg with the point of their lance.