Miss Anne rose assentingly, and the good brother took her away, while Joshua's preliminary scrapings
burst into the "White Cockade," from which he intended to pass to a variety of tunes, by a series of transitions which his good ear really taught him to execute with some skill.
A third time it struck, gently as it had before, but the contact resulted in a different sound--the sound of wood scraping
Presently it ceased, to be followed by a shuffling noise that the ape-man's trained ears could interpret as resulting from but a single cause--the scraping
of leather-shod feet upon the rounds of a ship's monkey-ladder.
is raised, and some long mistake, some complicated edifice of self-delusion, over- confidence, and wrong reasoning is brought down in a fatal shock, and the heart-searing experience of your ship's keel scraping
and scrunching over, say, a coral reef.
We said we should require the rest of the evening for scraping
I should say that those New England rocks on the sea-coast, which Agassiz imagines to bear the marks of violent scraping
contact with vast floating icebergs --I should say, that those rocks must not a little resemble the Sperm Whale in this particular.
It may have been that he was too bright a genius to live long, or it may have been that he took some pernicious substance into his bill, and thence into his maw--which is not improbable, seeing that he new-pointed the greater part of the garden-wall by digging out the mortar, broke countless squares of glass by scraping
away the putty all round the frames, and tore up and swallowed, in splinters, the greater part of a wooden staircase of six steps and a landing--but after some three years he too was taken ill, and died before the kitchen fire.
By this time the boat was scraping
gently upon the sandy bottom.
She could hear Madame Antoine's heavy, scraping
tread as she walked back and forth on the sanded floor.
I was watching to see where he kept his razor, when lo and behold, he takes the harpoon from the bed corner, slips out the long wooden stock, unsheathes the head, whets it a little on his boot, and striding up to the bit of mirror against the wall, begins a vigorous scraping
, or rather harpooning of his cheeks.
By and by, a spell after supper, come a nigger and knocked on the door and put his head in with his old straw hat in his hand bowing and scraping
, and said his Marse Brace was out at the stile and wanted his brother, and was getting tired waiting supper for him, and would Marse Silas please tell him where he was?
Of course there was nothing left for me but to proceed to business, and I began scraping
away at a great rate.