The trophies of both these her husband always bore about on his head and face; for if ever human head
did by its horns display the amorous glories of a wife, Zekiel's did; nor did his well-scratched face less denote her talents (or rather talons) of a different kind.
The eyes appeared to glare more fiercely than ever, but the mass which, according to the trapper's opinion, was neither more nor less than a human head
, shorn, as usual among the warriors of the west, of its hair, still continued without motion, or any other sign of life.
It was, in short, the platform of the pillory; and above it rose the framework of that instrument of discipline, so fashioned as to confine the human head
in its tight grasp, and thus hold it up to the public gaze.
Below the main floor, or stage, was the curtained dressing-room of the actors; and when the play required, on one side was attached 'Hell-Mouth,' a great and horrible human head
, whence issued flames and fiendish cries, often the fiends themselves, and into which lost sinners were violently hurled.
Peering over the side you could just see them (as before you heard them) wallowing in the sullen, black waters, and turning over on their backs as they scooped out huge globular pieces of the whale of the bigness of a human head
. This particular feat of the shark seems all but miraculous.
And night fell before I knew whether it was a human head
It was swathed round with ragged bits of white tappa, and the upper part, which was intended to represent a human head
, was embellished with a strip of scarlet cloth of European manufacture.
In Russia and the Orient the monarch has still a considerable influence in public affairs and in the disposition of the human head
, but in western Europe political administration is mostly entrusted to his ministers, he being somewhat preoccupied with reflections relating to the status of his own head.
'The tale told itself at once: some scattered garments lay on the beach; a human head
was just visible above the waves at a little distance from the shore; and an old man, wringing his hands in agony, was running to and fro, shrieking for assistance.
Being a person utterly insensible to the social figure he cut, he remained in this posture, but turned a bright round face up at the company, presenting the appearance of a quadruped with a very comic human head
559-563) and possibly are here conceived as having human heads
and breasts with the bodies and wings of bees.
Many fruit and flower clusters, human heads
and grim projecting lions' heads are still as perfect in every detail as if they were new.