Though true cylinders without --within, the villanous green goggling glasses deceitfully tapered downwards
to a cheating bottom.
His cranial cavity is continuous with the first neck-vertebra; and in that vertebra the bottom of the spinal canal will measure ten inches across, being eight in height, and of a triangular figure with the base downwards
It swept us downwards
, but still we made way, for we could swim well.
No, lady,'' said the Jewess; ``but among our people, since the time of Abraham downwards
, have been women who have devoted their thoughts to Heaven, and their actions to works of kindness to men, tending the sick, feeding the hungry, and relieving the distressed.
Her fingers were interlaced, and her hands rested, palms downwards
, on her knee.
The ebb had already run some time, and I had to wade through a long belt of swampy sand, where I sank several times above the ankle, before I came to the edge of the retreating water, and wading a little way in, with some strength and dexterity, set my coracle, keel downwards
, on the surface.
In a little time I felt something alive moving on my left leg, which advancing gently forward over my breast, came almost up to my chin; when, bending my eyes downwards
as much as I could, I perceived it to be a human creature not six inches high, with a bow and arrow in his hands, and a quiver at his back.
And with fear in his eyes, Lord Henry rushed through the flapping palms to find Dorian Gray lying face downwards
on the tiled floor in a deathlike swoon.
Alice looked at the jury-box, and saw that, in her haste, she had put the Lizard in head downwards
, and the poor little thing was waving its tail about in a melancholy way, being quite unable to move.
Instead of answering the young man lifted up his robe, and showed the Sultan that, from the waist downwards
, he was a block of black marble.
This recess or space I perceived when I was already growing weary and disgusted at finding myself hanging suspended by the rope, travelling downwards
into that dark region without any certainty or knowledge of where I was going, so I resolved to enter it and rest myself for a while.
In this respect they are like the ivy which never strives to rise above the tree that sustains it, and which frequently even returns downwards
when it has reached the top; for it seems to me that they also sink, in other words, render themselves less wise than they would be if they gave up study, who, not contented with knowing all that is intelligibly explained in their author, desire in addition to find in him the solution of many difficulties of which he says not a word, and never perhaps so much as thought.