He looked like a man cut away
from the stake, when the fire has overrunningly wasted all the limbs without consuming them, or taking away one particle from their compacted aged robustness.
When this work was accomplished, the miners resumed their picks and cut away
the rock from underneath the wheel itself, taking care to support it as they advanced upon blocks of great thickness.
We discovered that it would be futile to attempt to cut away
the bars and chains which held him prisoner, so, at his suggestion I returned to search the bodies on the floor above for keys to open the padlocks of his cell and of his chains.
For all that, when I saw what care he took to pluck out the threads where the button had been cut away
, I put a higher value on his gift.
The blacksmith took my feet in his hand, one after the other, and cut away
some of the hoof.
Word was passed across the deck and over the side to the Heliumetic warriors below that at the third gun they were to cut away
Towards evening the mate and boatswain begged the master of our ship to let them cut away
the fore-mast, which he was very unwilling to do; but the boatswain protesting to him that if he did not the ship would founder, he consented; and when they had cut away
the fore-mast, the main-mast stood so loose, and shook the ship so much, they were obliged to cut that away also, and make a clear deck.
However inconvenient the position, it was now necessary to attack in order to cut away
through for themselves.
The parlour had once been two rooms, and the floor was swaybacked where the partition had been cut away
Immediately with my knife I cut away
the heavy locks, and bathed the part repeatedly in water.
His whiskers cut off, Noirtier gave another turn to his hair; took, instead of his black cravat, a colored neckerchief which lay at the top of an open portmanteau; put on, in lieu of his blue and high-buttoned frock-coat, a coat of Villefort's of dark brown, and cut away
in front; tried on before the glass a narrow-brimmed hat of his son's, which appeared to fit him perfectly, and, leaving his cane in the corner where he had deposited it, he took up a small bamboo switch, cut the air with it once or twice, and walked about with that easy swagger which was one of his principal characteristics.
So I inverted a bowl over his head and cut away
all the locks that hung below it.