I should have come to the church tomorrow, but, alas, shall be prevented from doing so by the pain in my loins
. Also, I would have written an account of the ceremony, but that there will be no one to report to me the details.
Each molecule of the gutter bore away a molecule of heat radiating from Gringoire's loins
, and the equilibrium between the temperature of his body and the temperature of the brook, began to be established in rough fashion.
It was crushing the whole of his loins
. And how cold it felt!
In the morning, however, after this night, Zarathustra jumped up from his couch, and, having girded his loins
, he came out of his cave glowing and strong, like a morning sun coming out of gloomy mountains.
But as if this vast local power in the tendinous tail were not enough, the whole bulk of the leviathan is knit over with a warp and woof of muscular fibres and filaments, which passing on either side the loins
and running down into the flukes, insensibly blend with them, and largely contribute to their might; so that in the tail the confluent measureless force of the whole whale seems concentrated to a point.
Soon I began to shake and tremble, and turned deadly cold; my legs ached, my loins
ached, and my chest ached, and I felt sore all over.
The two thieves were dressed in the fanciful court costumes of the middle of the sixteenth century, while the Saviour was nude, with the exception of a cloth around the loins
The repairs completed, old Marheyo gave me a paternal hug; and divesting himself of his 'maro' (girdle), swathed the calico about his loins
, and slipping the beloved ornaments into his ears, grasped his spear and sallied out of the house, like a valiant Templar arrayed in a new and costly suit of armour.
"No more," responded Abel-Phittim "no more shall we feast upon the fat of the land-no longer shall our beards be odorous with frankincense--our loins
girded up with fine linen from the Temple."
He led him into the king's cellar, and the man bent over the huge barrels, and drank and drank till his loins
hurt, and before the day was out he had emptied all the barrels.
Preserve his army, put a bow of brass in the hands of those who have armed themselves in Thy Name, and gird their loins
with strength for the fight.
Whatever occupation I chose, when not actually busied about them or their concerns, I had, as it were, to keep my loins
girded, my shoes on my feet, and my staff in my hand; for not to be immediately forthcoming when called for, was regarded as a grave and inexcusable offence: not only by my pupils and their mother, but by the very servant, who came in breathless haste to call me, exclaiming, 'You're to go to the schoolroom DIRECTLY, mum, the young ladies is WAITING!!' Climax of horror!