He rode pick-a-back on a woolly- headed, black-skinned savage, the lobes of whose ears had been pierced and stretched until one had torn out, while the other carried a circular block of carved wood three inches in diameter.
They wore nose-rings of clam-shell and turtle-shell, and from the ends of their noses which were also pierced, projected horns of beads strung on stiff wire.
Others have been drawn out, not without trouble, from the bottoms of ships, which they had pierced
through and through, as a gimlet pierces a barrel.
Looking down upon the Arrow with which it had been pierced
, it found that the shaft of the Arrow had been feathered with one of its own plumes.
As my dazed faculties cleared I observed that the body was in evening dress; the overcoat thrown wide open revealed the dress-coat, the white tie, the broad expanse of shirt front pierced
by the sword.
With the spear that pierced
thy breast, Unandi, shall the breast of Chaka be also pierced
, and, ye wives and children of Mopo, the hand that pierces shall be the hand of Mopo.
One Norwegian long defended it by his single arm, and was at length pierced
with a spear thrust through the planks of the bridge from a boat beneath.
They clothed her with heavenly garments: on her head they put a fine, well-wrought crown of gold, and in her pierced
ears they hung ornaments of orichalc and precious gold, and adorned her with golden necklaces over her soft neck and snow-white breasts, jewels which the gold- filleted Hours wear themselves whenever they go to their father's house to join the lovely dances of the gods.
That famous ring that pricked its owner when he forgot duty and followed desire--I wonder if it pricked very hard when he set out on the chase, or whether it pricked but lightly then, and only pierced
to the quick when the chase had long been ended, and hope, folding her wings, looked backward and became regret?
Grose immediately and violently entered, breaking, even while there pierced
through my sense of ruin a prodigious private triumph, into breathless reassurance.
His flesh too, I take it, can be pierced
by pointed bronze.
The tire of the front wheel had been pierced
, and a great thorn was protruding from the place.