Her hands were clenched
till the nails dented the palms, and her body was rigid in her passionate effort for control.
For all the world like a woman wringing her hands, he raised his clenched
fists and groaned.
Simon Nishikanta was fiendish in his descriptions of whatever miscreant had done the deed and of how he should be made to suffer for it, while Grimshaw clenched
and repeatedly clenched
his great hands as if throttling some throat.
His face was ghastly pale; his eyes were fixed upon the ground; his teeth clenched
: his forehead glistened with the dews of agony.
Singer seized a brush and with the back of it beat Philip's hands clenched
on the blanket.
A woman wearing the same kind of clothes as people in other houses wear, told us to go up to the second floor, and she grinned at David, as if she had heard about him; so up we went, David muttering through his clenched
teeth, "I sha'n't laugh," and as soon as we knocked a voice called out, "Here we are again!" at which a shudder passed through David as if he feared that he had set himself an impossible task.
She stood up, her eyes blazing, her hands clenched
"Then 'ere's the ticker!" The boy pointed to the clenched
hand of the senseless woman.
His flashing eyes, his clenched
hands, his trembling lips, told us of the tumultuous feelings by which he was being agitated.
Sikes looked with an aspect of great perplexity into the Jew's face, and reading no satisfactory explanation of the riddle there, clenched
his coat collar in his huge hand and shook him soundly.
He would write for a while, then sit idle, his clenched
fist lying on the table, his eyes following the pattern of the oilcloth.
As this glad ship of good luck bore down upon the moody Pequod, the barbarian sound of enormous drums came from her forecastle; and drawing still nearer, a crowd of her men were seen standing round her huge try-pots, which, covered with the parchment-like poke or stomach skin of the black fish, gave forth a loud roar to every stroke of the clenched
hands of the crew.