The chief tragic event of the old man's life, so far as I could judge, was his mishap with a certain goose, which lived and died some twenty or forty years ago: a goose of most promising figure, but which, at table, proved so inveterately tough, that the carving-knife would make no impression on its carcase
, and it could only be divided with an axe and handsaw.
I am Robin Hood, as thy caitiff carcase
soon shall know.
I went back to the cave, and feeling that I must do something lest I should go mad, I drew to me the carcase
of the great dog-wolf which I had killed, and, taking my knife of iron, I began to skin it by the light of the moon.
But a moment afterwards, seeing that instead of a fish he only had in his nets the carcase
of an ass, he was much disappointed.
Don Quixote did as he recommended, for it struck him that Sancho's reasoning was more like a philosopher's than a blockhead's, and said he, "Sancho, if thou wilt do for me what I am going to tell thee my ease of mind would be more assured and my heaviness of heart not so great; and it is this; to go aside a little while I am sleeping in accordance with thy advice, and, making bare thy carcase
to the air, to give thyself three or four hundred lashes with Rocinante's reins, on account of the three thousand and odd thou art to give thyself for the disenchantment of Dulcinea; for it is a great pity that the poor lady should be left enchanted through thy carelessness and negligence.
Menelaus saw him thus stride out before the ranks, and was glad as a hungry lion that lights on the carcase
of some goat or horned stag, and devours it there and then, though dogs and youths set upon him.
This is well; for hadst thou, 'Glory of the East,' been half a second longer in reaching the gates of the Amphitheatre, there is not a bear's cub in Epidaphne that would not have had a nibble at thy carcase
We know, my boy," he said, "that the unfortunate Lady Arabella is dead, and that the foul carcase
of the Worm has been torn to pieces- -pray God that its evil soul will never more escape from the nethermost hell.
The horse did as he was told, and the fox went straight to the lion who lived in a cave close by, and said to him, 'A little way off lies a dead horse; come with me and you may make an excellent meal of his carcase
When it was discovered that the knacker and tanner would give only a very few shillings for Prince's carcase
because of his decrepitude, Durbeyfield rose to the occasion.
We've a hard journey before us, and you'll need all the strength in your carcase
to land in Buckomari again.
Then the Political Pull looked back upon the good fat carcase
of beef that he was dragging to his lair and said, with a discontented spirit: