And the following, recast in a less allusive
and conversational manner, is the story that he told.
Hesiod's diction is in the main Homeric, but one of his charms is the use of quaint allusive
phrases derived, perhaps, from a pre- Hesiodic peasant poetry: thus the season when Boreas blows is the time when `the Boneless One gnaws his foot by his fireless hearth in his cheerless house'; to cut one's nails is `to sever the withered from the quick upon that which has five branches'; similarly the burglar is the `day-sleeper', and the serpent is the `hairless one'.
Mr Verloc was not a well-read person; his range of allusive
phrases was limited, but there was a peculiar aptness in circumstances which made him think of rats leaving a doomed ship.
Bouchra El Mouali se revolte contre elle-meme a travers une ecriture translucide, fragile, semblable a des haikus, allusive
And his poetry was equally hard work too - intellectually dense and allusive
, the sort of stuff you would have to mug up on for years.
Virtually inventing the college rock radio format, they set out from Athens, Georgia, with an intoxicating blend - stirringly original compositions and arrangements, great influential guitar riffs and allusive
yet compelling lyrics.
These are becoming more and more common than the allusive
intelligent person sightings.
This is only book one, so the discoveries may be marginal, incomplete and, at times, allusive
The doc's inspired concept is balanced not by an easily delineated "plot" trajectory but by the stories a handful of Beiruti subjects want to share -- sometimes compelling or amusing, occasionally allusive
These might have been redeemed by some witty, allusive
or even varied music but Nyman's musical palette was a drab one of few chords, plodding rhythms and little dynamic range.
She reportedly did not directly mention the king but allegedly made an allusive
use of the words "yellow" and "blue", the traditional colours of the monarchy.
Readers of lay Wright's poetry know him as a relentlessly allusive
and idiosyncratic mythmaker who is always playing more games than one.