They shrink by an ungovernable instinct, as they would shrink from laceration
. Adam had brought himself to think of seeing Hetty, if she would consent to see him, because he thought the meeting might possibly be a good to her--might help to melt away this terrible hardness they told him of.
Releasing my hold upon the ivy, I dropped the re-maining distance to the ground, saved from laceration
only because the lion's paw struck the thick stem of ivy.
I am to re-open wounds that Time has barely closed; I am to recall the most intensely painful remembrances--and this done, I am to feel myself compensated by a new laceration
, in the shape of Mr.
"Ah!" he cried piteously, "a last laceration
of my sympathies still remains.
Micawber, much affected, 'you will forgive, and our old and tried friend Copperfield will, I am sure, forgive, the momentary laceration
of a wounded spirit, made sensitive by a recent collision with the Minion of Power - in other words, with a ribald Turncock attached to the water-works - and will pity, not condemn, its excesses.'
The lacerations occurred oftenest in horizontal lines, though there were perpendicular lines as well.
In bed, he could not sleep because of his pain, and hour by hour she worked over him, renewing the hot compresses over his bruises, soothing the lacerations with witch hazel and cold cream and the tenderest of finger tips.
The medical examination disclosed a broken bone and severe bruises and lacerations
. So far, Dermody's sufferings were easy of relief.
The throat showed horrible contusions; not mere finger-marks, but bruises and lacerations
wrought by two strong hands that must have buried themselves in the yielding flesh, maintaining their terrible grasp until long after death.
Contusions and lacerations
are often attended with worse phaenomena, and with more fatal consequences, than fractures.
With the exception of several bad wounds, the rest were merely severe bruises and lacerations
. The blow which he had received before going overboard had laid his scalp open several inches.
The first care of the two unspilt friends was to extricate their unfortunate companions from their bed of quickset--a process which gave them the unspeakable satisfaction of discovering that they had sustained no injury, beyond sundry rents in their garments, and various lacerations
from the brambles.