The Scarecrow arrived with a coil of clothes-lines and ropes which he had taken from the courtyard, and in his trip up the stairs he had become so entangled in the loose ends
of the ropes that both he and his burden tumbled in a heap upon the roof and might have rolled off if Tip had not rescued him.
HAVING given the catastrophe at the Fort of Astoria, it remains now but to gather up a few loose ends
of this widely excursive narrative and conclude.
I was endeavouring to gather the loose ends
of many thoughts and memories which flitted elusively through my tired and overwrought brain.
"I expect we've all left some loose ends
stickin' out," said Lord John.
The loose ends
of the string extending to some length beyond the twisted parts, were neatly coiled away against the skirting-board.
Higginson's congratulatory eloquence, this appeared to be the one thing which Colonel Pyncheon, provident and sagacious as he was, had allowed to go at loose ends
. So far as the prospective territory was concerned, he unquestionably died too soon.
He wore a grey flannel shirt, the loose ends
of a black silk tie hung down the buttoned breast of his serge coat; and his head resting on the back of his chair, his throat largely exposed, he raised to his lips a cigarette in a long wooden tube, puffing jets of smoke straight up at the ceiling.
It accounted for his feeling at a loose end
whenever he was away from Elizabeth for as much as half an hour.
His first tribute to it, the great act of his conversion, was his extraordinary existence in the endless forests of the Okhotsk Province, with the loose end
of the chain wound about his waist.
Twelve keen swords must strike simultaneously and with equal power, and each must sever completely and instantly three strands of heavy cable that no loose end
fouling a block bring immediate disaster upon the Vanator.
In a minute the wool was stretched on his hands, and the loose end
was ready for Mercy to wind.
He found a loose end
of the clothesline which fastened the logs together, and taking a gold nail from his pocket he bent it nearly double, to form a hook, and tied it to the end of the line.