Overgrowing the greater part of them, and climbing from one to another, is a wilderness of vines, in whose sinewy
embrace many of the stones lie half-hidden, while in some places a thick growth of bushes entirely covers them.
She washed his limbs; they were covered with thick hair; and when she dried his hands, even in his weakness they were strong and sinewy
. His fingers were long; they were the capable, fashioning fingers of the artist; and I know not what troubling thoughts they excited in her.
A tomahawk and scalping knife, of English manufacture, were in his girdle; while a short military rifle, of that sort with which the policy of the whites armed their savage allies, lay carelessly across his bare and sinewy
fingers completed the work the choking noose had commenced.
The former, continually on horseback scouring the plains, gaining their food by hardy exercise, and subsisting chiefly on flesh, are generally tall, sinewy
, meagre, but well formed, and of bold and fierce deportment: the latter, lounging about the river banks, or squatting and curved up in their canoes, are generally low in stature, ill-shaped, with crooked legs, thick ankles, and broad flat feet.
The sleeve of his coat kept slipping down and he always carefully rolled it up again with his left hand, as if it were most important that the sinewy
white arm he was flourishing should be bare.
She saw the sinewy
form leap to the shoulder of the lion, hurtling against the leaping beast like a huge, animate battering ram.
There were at least thirty of them about, sinewy
, powerful men.
When I got back with the basin, the doctor had already ripped up the captain's sleeve and exposed his great sinewy
Here the sleek capitalist and there the sinewy
laborer; here the man of science and here the shoe-back; here the poet and here the water-rate collector; here the cabinet minister and there the ballet-dancer.
Joe, who had immediately sprung up after his fall, just as one of the swiftest horsemen rushed upon him, bounded like a panther, avoided his assailant by leaping to one side, jumped up behind him on the crupper, seized the Arab by the throat, and, strangling him with his sinewy
hands and fingers of steel, flung him on the sand, and continued his headlong flight.
As he sprang to his feet the warriors leaped toward him with raised clubs and savage yells, but the foremost went down to sudden death beneath the long, stout stick of the ape-man, and then the lithe, sinewy
figure was among them, striking right and left with a fury, power, and precision that brought panic to the ranks of the blacks.