I wish I hadn't smashed
my coral bracelet, for you might have had it," said Jo, who loved to give and lend, but whose possessions were usually too dilapidated to be of much use.
When supper was late, she hurried with her dishes, dropped and smashed
them in her excitement.
Edna could not help but think that it was very foolish, very childish, to have stamped upon her wedding ring and smashed
the crystal vase upon the tiles.
Well, you get along for a bit, but soon find yourself in a long train of carts and carriages all obliged to go at a walk; perhaps you come to a regular block-up, and have to stand still for minutes together, till something clears out into a side street, or the policeman interferes; you have to be ready for any chance -- to dash forward if there be an opening, and be quick as a rat-dog to see if there be room and if there be time, lest you get your own wheels locked or smashed
, or the shaft of some other vehicle run into your chest or shoulder.
One was smashed
there one morning, but I had just stepped into my room a moment to light a pipe, so I lost it.
In two minutes they had their red shirts and helmets on-- they never stirred officially in unofficial costume--and as the mass meeting overhead smashed
through the long row of windows and poured out upon the roof of the arcade, the deliverers were ready for them with a powerful stream of water, which washed some of them off the roof and nearly drowned the rest.
We saw him approach her; and then, ma'am, she yelled and gave a spring, and the next minute she lay smashed
on the pavement.
Heathcliff, on the second thoughts, resolved to avoid a struggle against three underlings: he seized the poker, smashed
the lock from the inner door, and made his escape as they tramped in.
When he had smashed
the tiny spars, and snapped asunder the delicate ropes -- then, and not till then, the veteran admitted facts as they were, on the authority of practical evidence.
The tray was kept from tumbling down, by a bible; and the tray, if it had tumbled down, would have smashed
a quantity of cups and saucers and a teapot that were grouped around the book.
This mental exercise lasted until Biddy made a rush at them and distributed three defaced Bibles (shaped as if they had been unskilfully cut off the chump-end of something), more illegibly printed at the best than any curiosities of literature I have since met with, speckled all over with ironmould, and having various specimens of the insect world smashed
between their leaves.
It was like any other seaman's chest on the outside, the initial "B" burned on the top of it with a hot iron, and the corners somewhat smashed
and broken as by long, rough usage.