There's wild devils among them, and your friend looked as if he had given the slip to the hounds in the marshes.
"And can he be said to be wise who, with a liking for taking part in the public service, is constantly letting slip his opportunities?"
"Very well, sir," replied the operator, taking the slip of paper. "
"Huh," said Brutus again, and handed him a spotted slip of paper.
"Here, read this," and he passed the lad a slip of paper.
If only the mist would clear from before my eyes, or he would hold the slip of paper nearer!
She drew the slip of paper from her pocket and pressed it into Aunt Jane's hand.
It can be prettily shown with the seedlings by breaking off a bean at the ground and putting the slip in water.
G.D., instead of keeping the slip that leads to the gate, had deliberately, staff in hand, in broad, open day, marched into the New River.
A former king of the country had sent to Central India and got a slip of the patra tree, which he planted by the side of the hall of Buddha, where a tree grew up to the height of about two hundred cubits.
Upon the table in our room I found in the morning a slip of paper, on which Dr. Johnson had written with his pencil these words, 'Quantum cedat virtutibus aurum.'
Angela stood with her back to her victim, and the rosy light of sunrise turned a small visible slip of white skin to pearl.
Perspicuity is the first and most necessary Qualification; insomuch that a good-natur'd Reader sometimes overlooks a little Slip even in the Grammar or Syntax, where it is impossible for him to mistake the Poets Sense.
"That is a Carlist watch-fire, Senorita," answered the officer briskly, and no one seemed to notice his slip of the tongue except Sarrion, who glanced at him and then decided not to remind him that the title no longer applied to Juanita.
Once only he makes a slip.
As he spoke, he laid on the desk a slip of paper; it was evidently a scrap torn out of some exercise-book, and inscribed upon it were several lines of capital letters, all jumbled together without any apparent object in their arrangement, and, to be more exact, placed as follows:-- NVVGRMGSVTBNDSVMGSVUVOOLD HKZHHLMGLHFKKVIGSVGDLXZM HLUDZGVIZIGHGZMWRMTRMHRW VGSVXFKYLZIWFMWVIGSVHGZRIH.
He had cut one pallid slip, and held it tenderly between knife and thumb.
Then, carrying a slip of paper in his hand, the novelist had been passed on through London from policeman to policeman, until he took train to a village in Warwickshire, where the little daughter of an innkeeper had recognised him from seeing his portrait in one of the illustrated newspapers.
I shall then indicate the main languages and, so far as possible, the dialects as well, by attaching little slips; and Bertuch is not unwilling then to have such a map engraved, an easy task in his great establishment which is provided with artists of every kind.
She was pale and full of anxiety until I showed her the slip of paper which Otto Kampf had given me with the address written upon it, and then together we hurried forth.
A great many women of all classes followed the sittings--several Egerias (not generally in their first youth) of well-known political men sitting prominently in the President's box, or in the front row of the journalists' box, following the discussions with great interest and sending down little slips of paper to their friends below--members' wives and friends who enjoyed spending an hour or two listening to the speeches--newspaper correspondents, literary ladies, diplomatists.
The elder woman seized the slip with hands which could not disguise their trembling.
Then she hastily looked at the piles and read the slip of brown paper, which seemed to stand for one sorrel pacer, one cutter, one set single harness, two goat robes.
As he spoke, Diggory produced the slip of paper from his waistcoat pocket.
The dams are being strengthened in the rear, while every effort is being made to fix the soil so as to prevent the slipping away of the reclaimed land.
"All right," said Diggory, pocketing the slip of paper; "you get it, and then I can show you what I mean.
He spilled its contents, and with steady hand picked up the first slip of paper.
"Mental notes," she said quietly, but smiling at him as she folded the slip.
But her fingers seemed all thumbs, and more than one sharp pin pierced the tender flesh of her little grandchild as she fastened together the embroidered slip, teaching her thus early, had she been able to learn the lesson, that the pathway of the rich is not free from thorns.
He knew how to judge of and excuse the slips of weaker capacities, and pitied rather than exposed the ignorance of that age.
It was his taking the trouble to cover up the slips that first made me wonder if his talking about himself was not mere vanity, but had some special object.
Impassive as ever, the waiter reappeared with his little silver tray, which this time contained a white slip folded across in the usual fashion.
And still Mac prayed the Lord to catch up this slip he had made here on the Yukon with reference to the natives.
On June 25th a woman brought a slip of writing from Nana, promising to give a safe passage to Allahabad to all who were willing to lay down their arms.
She had been winding a tightly folded slip of paper around her fingers, and she smoothed it out and gave it to him.
On the high, four-posted bed lay the gowns; one, which had been her mother's, was a white satin petticoat, over which was worn a slip of India muslin covered with fine embroidery, so daintily worked that it was almost like lace itself.
Miss Annabel's voice broke upon the tense moment with cheerful insistence, and Miss Annabel herself appeared at the turn of the walk, waving a slip of paper.
Auro, the Golden One, as her name meant, had been washing her muslin slips in the pool of Psyche, and now stood in the entrance to it.
"I did not want any slips or misses," she said, when she explained the matter to me afterward. "
The late Mr. Froude offered an explanation of this general rule in a paper read before this Institution in 1878, and gave a curve of efficiency with varying true slip.
The best of music is taught, from the primary grades upward; and it is an inspiring thing to hear almost everybody who is at work or play, not at books, singing and chanting the most beautiful compositions; the girls from attic chamber to basement laundry, may be chanting, "Thou who leddest Joseph like a flock," while the carpenter's apprentices--perchance upon a barn-roof--may be rolling forth the temperance Marseillaise, and our ears may distinguish from the neighboring "quarters" the little children of the day and Sabbath-school singing cheerily, "Angry words, O let them never From the tongue unbridled slip; May the heart's best impulse ever Check them ere they pass the lip."
He touched the slip of paper which she had pinned to his coat to make sure it was not all a dream, after which he recalled the fact that while he had heard the door creak before she went out he had not heard it creak afterward.
Of a sudden he ended the argument by thrusting the slip back into the hands of the jackal, growled a few words of imperative instruction, jerked his thumb toward the ticket bureau, and without more ado turned and strode from the terminus.
He was walking to and fro rapidly, studying a slip of manuscript with an air of serious ecstasy.
Finally, Partington did manage to realize something on his essay--that is to say, indirectly--for after "The Tendency of the Middle Ages Towards Artificialism" had gone the rounds of all the reviews, monthlies, dailies, and weeklies in the country, its author pigeon-holed it, and, stringing together the printed slips it had brought back to him upon the various occasions of its return, he sent these under the head of "How Editors Reject" to an evening journal in Boston, whose readers could know nothing of the subject, for reasons that are familiar to those who are acquainted with American letters.
The dwellings of the nomads consist of a number of long slender poles bent and inverted towards each other, over which are stretched slips of coarse fabrics of camel's hair.
Elettra stuck the little slip of paper, on which the recipe was written, into her shabby pocket-book without looking at it.
I knew her, however, by this time too well to refuse the trust she now for the first time claimed, and taking the documents one by one as if I had perfectly understood them, I wrote my name in the space left blank for it, and allowed the official to stamp the slips without a word.
Let us endeavor to split up these real slips into the apparent slips and another item, the speed of the wake.
and pulled his moustache, and smote and rubbed his brow, and suddenly drove his hand into an inside pocket and snatched out a slip of paper.