He loaded it, and rammed home the loading with his thumb-end; but hardly had he ignited
his match across the rough sand-paper of his hand, when Tashtego, his harpooneer, whose eyes had been setting to windward like two fixed stars, suddenly dropped like light from his erect attitude to his seat, crying out in a quick phrensy of hurry, Down, down all, and give way
Like a plethoric burning martyr, or a self-consuming misanthrope, once ignited
, the whale supplies his own fuel and burns by his own body.
In half a minute Mrs Cratchit entered -- flushed, but smiling proudly -- with the pudding, like a speckled cannon-ball, so hard and firm, blazing in half of half-a-quartern of ignited
brandy, and bedight with Christmas holly stuck into the top.
The regiment was like a firework that, once ignited
, proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades.
A burst of flame rose toward the skies with an explosion like that of a hundred cannon; the air burned, ignited
by flaming embers, then the frightful lightning disappeared, the brands sank, one after another, into the abyss, where they were extinguished, and save for a slight vibration in the air, after a few minutes had elapsed one would have thought that nothing had happened.
As one burns down, the next becomes ignited
, and the ashes of the former are knocked into a cocoanut shell kept for the purpose.
Much of the hill was, consequently, covered with such light fuel, which, having been scorched under the sun for the last two months, was ignited
with a touch.
her balloon while sending off fireworks, but she did not fall, and she would not have been killed, probably, had not her car dashed against a chimney and precipitated her to the ground.
A child who innocently blows upon the badly ignited
fuse of a bomb, and makes it explode in his face, is no more terrified than was Mahiette at the effect of that name, abruptly launched into the cell of Sister Gudule.
Here he kept a great mass of wood, high piled, ready to be ignited
as a signal should a steamer or a sail top the far horizon.
The police theory is that a most sensational crime has been committed, that the victim was clubbed to death in his own bedroom, his papers rifled, and his dead body dragged across to the wood-stack, which was then ignited
so as to hide all traces of the crime.
In the eyes of every single person she detected a flame; as if a spark in the brain ignited
spontaneously at contact with the things they met and drove them on.