I," said Short-Rations, "I know all the fashions Of tightening
To this day I cannot utter or even write that name without a strange tightening
of the breast and the gasp of mingled delight and dread of one's first passionate experience.
Those on the hind feet he secured not only by tightening
the draw strings but also rigged garters that fastened tightly around the legs above the hocks.
And again, struggling frantically as the tightening
collar shut off his wind, Ben Bolt was slowly lifted into the air.
This was as exasperating as the real thing, for each time Daylight was fooled into tightening
his leg grip and into a general muscular tensing of all his body.
Sancho perceiving it his master's final resolve, and how little his tears, counsels, and entreaties prevailed with him, determined to have recourse to his own ingenuity and compel him, if he could, to wait till daylight; and so, while tightening
the girths of the horse, he quietly and without being felt, with his ass' halter tied both Rocinante's legs, so that when Don Quixote strove to go he was unable as the horse could only move by jumps.
I should have no qualms about tightening
the rope round the neck of some human monster, or sticking a neat dagger or bullet into a dangerous, treacherous foe, but to kill a dream is a sickening business.
It was some time before they started for their walk; he kept an arm about her, and their sides were close together as they walked; the sun, the birds, the west wind running among the trees, a pressure, a look, the grasp tightening
round a single finger, these things stood them in lieu of thought and filled their hearts with joy.
There's something about him-- don't think me fanciful, but it gives me a nasty little sensation, a tightening
of my muscles, when he comes near me.
noose was stopping the circulation of the blood in his legs--he was beginning to suffer.
I turned on the instant, with my fingers tightening
round the handle of my stick.
I looked up and saw, far off in the shade of a tree, half a dozen armed knights and their squires; and straightway there was bustle among them and tightening
of saddle-girths for the mount.