The general presented the ambassador with a rich robe, and returned this gallant answer: "That he and his fellow-soldiers were come with an intention to drive Mahomet out of these countries, which he had wrongfully usurped; that his present design was, instead of returning back the way he came, as Mahomet advised, to open himself a passage through the country of his enemies; that Mahomet should rather think of determining whether he would fight or yield up his ill-gotten territories, than of prescribing measures to him; that he put his whole confidence in the omnipotence of God and the justice of his cause, and that to show how just a sense he had of Mahomet's kindness, he took the liberty of presenting him with a looking-glass and a pair of pincers
Then turning round its body, by the aid of its posterior and narrow pair of pincers, it extracts the white albuminous substance.
To show the wonderful strength of the front pair of pincers, I may mention, that Captain Moresby confined one in a strong tin-box, which had held biscuits, the lid being secured with wire; but the crab turned down the edges and escaped.
Next he opened the dead man's mouth, and by the help of a pair of pincers
drew the bone from his throat.
The same silence, and then, ere the host could oppose his design, Grimaud seized a pair of pincers
he perceived in a corner and forced the bolt.
Yes,' said Mrs Wilfer, 'the man came himself with a pair of pincers
, and took it off, and took it away.
construction[ are a pair of pincers
which will grasp Historic Palestine in