Tied or trussed
like fowls or pigs, they were tumbled on the hard- packed earthen floor, beneath which, shallowly buried, lay the remains of ancient chiefs, while, overhead, in wrappings of grass mats, swung all that was left of several of Bashti's immediate predecessors, his father latest among them and so swinging for two full generations.
Anyhow, there I was, about morning-time when you were thinking of having your cup of tea, trussed
up like a fowl in the middle of the village, and all the natives, beastly creatures, promenading round me and making faces and bawling out things - oh, it was beastly I can tell you!
The second course was two ducks trussed
up in the form of fiddles; sausages and puddings resembling flutes and hautboys, and a breast of veal in the shape of a harp.
When they had finally secured him to their satisfaction, they rolled him over on his side and then it was he saw Bertha Kircher had been similarly trussed
And then they bound him--his hands behind his back and his feet trussed
up to meet them.
He's a decent soul, and it's lucky for me I got a word with him before they trussed
Britannia, that unfortunate female, is always before me, like a trussed
fowl: skewered through and through with office-pens, and bound hand and foot with red tape.
"I am Waja, chief of the Waji," he explained, "and you are Mohammed Dubn, the Arab sheik, who would murder my people and steal my ivory," and he dexterously trussed