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Everything was spruce and neat in the cottage: on the table was spread a white cloth, and there were seven little plates, seven little loaves, and seven little glasses with wine in them; and seven knives and forks laid in order; and by the wall stood seven little beds.
Two wine glasses stood ready for wine on a side-table, but a third lay smashed in a star of crystal upon the carpet.
The juggling explains the three glasses, which Todhunter was teaching himself to throw up and catch in rotation.
When our juggling friend here threw up the three glasses in turn, he counted them aloud as he caught them, and also commented aloud when he failed to catch them.
On Natasha's table stood two looking glasses which Dunyasha had prepared beforehand.
said Natasha, rising and going to the looking glasses.
Heidegger had been filling the four champagne glasses with the water of the Fountain of Youth.
With palsied hands, they raised the glasses to their lips.
Upon its shelves rested pyramids of shimmering glasses that were never disturbed.
As Pete confronted them with the bottle and the glasses, they laughed in his face.
So well had he learned the difference between one and two that it came to him- -how the profoundest psychologist can no more state than can he state what thought is in itself--that there was one glass only when two glasses had been commanded.
Under ordinary conditions these observations are made by means of rather complicated instruments, and with somewhat doubtful results, by means of thermometrical sounding-leads, the glasses often breaking under the pressure of the water, or an apparatus grounded on the variations of the resistance of metals to the electric currents.