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But Ulysses, when he had taken it up and examined it all over, strung it as easily as a skilled bard strings a new peg of his lyre and makes the twisted gut fast at both ends.
When the swallows heard this, they all came down on to the Doctor's ship; and they told him to unravel some pieces of long rope and make them into a lot of thin strings as quickly as he could.
And they say (the starry choir And all the listening things) That Israfeli's fire Is owing to that lyre By which he sits and sings - The trembling living wire Of those unusual strings.
The Scarecrow and the Woodman now began to fasten the mice to the truck, using the strings they had brought.
After first untwisting the strings from the hooks, Hester rose, and held the candle so as to light the cavity in the wall.
At length, struggling to get loose, I had the fortune to break the strings, and wrench out the pegs that fastened my left arm to the ground; for, by lifting it up to my face, I discovered the methods they had taken to bind me, and at the same time with a violent pull, which gave me excessive pain, I a little loosened the strings that tied down my hair on the left side, so that I was just able to turn my head about two inches.
These were strung on strings, and the strings were called money.
He cannot beat me, and old bones are tender when the round flesh thins to strings.
It's just this," said the doctor, taking a finger of his kid glove in his white hands and pulling it, "if you don't strain the strings, and then try to break them, you'll find it a difficult job; but strain a string to its very utmost, and the mere weight of one finger on the strained string will snap it.
The way this is done is to get round pieces of paper so cut that there is a hole in the centre, through which the string of the kite passes.
Not that he understood a word of it, but that he did understand the something behind the speech that informed the string of sounds with all the mysterious likeableness that white gods possessed.
Our business is with the Scots," quoth the elder; "for it was the Scots who cut off daddy's string fingers and his thumbs.