A very aged woman, recently dead, had often used the metaphorical
expression, in her fireside talk, that miles and miles of the Pyncheon lands had been shovelled into Maule's grave; which, by the bye, was but a very shallow nook, between two rocks, near the summit of Gallows Hill.
Every word is either current, or strange, or metaphorical
, or ornamental, or newly-coined, or lengthened, or contracted, or altered.
Smooth-it-away, while we remained in the smoky and lurid cavern, took occasion to prove that Tophet has not even a metaphorical
After a pause he continued: "And it will be a battlefield, too, and not a metaphorical
I was, on the other hand, all right when I got to the metaphorical
wicket; and half the surprises that Raffles sprung on me were doubtless due to his early recognition of the fact.
Katharine set her teeth, not entirely in the metaphorical
sense, for her hand, obeying the impulse towards definite action, laid firmly upon the table beside her an envelope which she had been grasping all this time in complete forgetfulness.
Farebrother must be of a metaphorical
kind, which was much more difficult to Fred than the muscular.
Everybody on Patterson Street uses slang -- that is to say, metaphorical
language -- and if I didn't they would think me insufferably proud and stuck up.
I should premise that I use the term Struggle for Existence in a large and metaphorical
sense, including dependence of one being on another, and including (which is more important) not only the life of the individual, but success in leaving progeny.
But it was worked out on conscious artistic principles, carefully followed; and when chanted, as it was meant to be, to the harp it possessed much power and even beauty of a vigorous sort, to which the pictorial and metaphorical
wealth of the Anglo-Saxon poetic vocabulary largely contributed.
Is red gold to the Ogilvies-- was literal as well as metaphorical
They were, moreover, in the present case, embittered with certain circumstances, which being mixed with sweeter ingredients, tended altogether to compose a draught that might be termed bitter-sweet; than which, as nothing can be more disagreeable to the palate, so nothing, in the metaphorical
sense, can be so injurious to the mind.