Then came the "floorsman," to make the first cut in the skin; and then another to finish ripping
the skin down the center; and then half a dozen more in swift succession, to finish the skinning.
and tearing and squealing of the nobility up and down the halls and corridors was pandemonium come again, and kept me broad awake.
There must have been five thousand of them; and such another jawing and disputing and ripping
and cussing, you never heard.
For an idea went ripping
through my head that tore my brains to rags--and land, but I felt gay and good
At the termination of this sentence I started, and for a moment, paused; for it appeared to me (although I at once concluded that my excited fancy had deceived me)--it appeared to me that, from some very remote portion of the mansion, there came, indistinctly, to my ears, what might have been, in its exact similarity of character, the echo (but a stifled and dull one certainly) of the very cracking and ripping
sound which Sir Launcelot had so particularly described.
One curved talon hooked itself into the waist band of his pajama trousers, ripping
them from him as the lioness sped by.
But," said I, "it is not a question of fishing for them with an iron-swivel, hoisting them into the vessel, cutting off their tails with a blow of a chopper, ripping
them up, and throwing their heart into the sea
Ulysses was the first to raise his spear and try to drive it into the brute, but the boar was too quick for him, and charged him sideways, ripping
him above the knee with a gash that tore deep though it did not reach the bone.
The good work being thus commenced, Peter beat down all before him, smiting and hewing at the joists and timbers, unclinching spike-nails, ripping
and tearing away boards, with a tremendous racket, from morning till night.
Strickland took a lamp with him, while I tried to make clear the danger of hunting roof snakes between a ceiling cloth and a thatch, apart from the deterioration of property caused by ripping
The incessant crash and jar of these cakes almost drowned the ripping
sound of sheets of pack-ice driven bodily under the floe as cards are hastily pushed under a tablecloth.
I had been with them five years, and old Coxon gave me a ripping
good testimonial when the smash came, but of course we clerks were all turned adrift, the twenty-seven of us.