And then, what do you say to the good Cirongilio of Thrace, that was so stout and bold; as may be seen in the book, where it is related that as he was sailing along a river there came up out of the midst of the water against him a fiery serpent, and he, as soon as he saw it, flung himself upon it and got astride of its scaly shoulders, and squeezed its throat with both hands with such force that the serpent, finding he was throttling
it, had nothing for it but to let itself sink to the bottom of the river, carrying with it the knight who would not let go his hold; and when they got down there he found himself among palaces and gardens so pretty that it was a wonder to see; and then the serpent changed itself into an old ancient man, who told him such things as were never heard.
The great rich London doctor cried out aloud with a sharp, throttling
cry; he dashed his questioner across the open space, and, with his hands over his head, fled out of the door like a detected thief.
It is true, there are occasions when Nature asserts her violated dominions; -- but then the devouring of a man-at-arms, or the throttling
of a consecrated bull, is a circumstance of too little moment to be more than hinted at in Epidaphne.
I won't dwell on the idea that you're Verner, or the throttling
might begin, after all.
The Countess Olenska had said "after five"; and at half after the hour Newland Archer rang the bell of the peeling stucco house with a giant wisteria throttling
its feeble cast-iron balcony, which she had hired, far down West Twenty-third Street, from the vagabond Medora.
With Carthoris at my side I fought for the red men of Barsoom and for their total emancipation from the throttling
bondage of a hideous superstition.
The next instant Martin's right hand had shot to a throttling
clutch on his throat, and he was being shaken till his teeth rattled.
Simon Nishikanta was fiendish in his descriptions of whatever miscreant had done the deed and of how he should be made to suffer for it, while Grimshaw clenched and repeatedly clenched his great hands as if throttling
The result was that he was slowly throttling
I did not want to have the throttling
of him, you understand--and indeed it would have been very little use for any practical purpose.
They were Maud's hands, striving vainly to tear loose the hand that was throttling
Quicker than the flash of his own gun he sprang upon his feet, and was throttling
his opponent with a power that would soon have terminated the contest, when he felt the arms of the trapper thrown round his body, confining his exertions by a strength very little inferior to his own.