It may be that he swept back into the past, and fell among the blood-drinking, hairy savages of the Age of Unpolished
Stone; into the abysses of the Cretaceous Sea; or among the grotesque saurians, the huge reptilian brutes of the Jurassic times.
Abridgment: miniature Absurd: stupid, unpolished
Abuse: cheat, deceive Aculeate: stinging Adamant: loadstone Adust: scorched Advoutress: adulteress Affect: like, desire Antic: clown Appose: question Arietation: battering-ram Audit: revenue Avoidance: secret outlet Battle: battalion Bestow: settle in life Blanch: flatter, evade Brave: boastful Bravery: boast, ostentation Broke: deal in brokerage Broken: shine by comparison Broken music: part music Cabinet: secret Calendar: weather forecast Card: chart, map Care not to: are reckless Cast: plan Cat: cate, cake Charge and adventure: cost and risk
Knightley thought highly of thembut they must be coarse and unpolished
, and very unfit to be the intimates of a girl who wanted only a little more knowledge and elegance to be quite perfect.
Having snapped at an officer for an unpolished
badge, at another because his line was not straight, he reached the third company.
After shutting my eyes involuntarily, I opened them, and saw that this luminous agent came from a half globe, unpolished
, placed in the roof of the cabin.
Her voice, of immense power and sublime expression, gave to the rude, unpolished
poetry of these psalms a magic and an effect which the most exalted Puritans rarely found in the songs of their brethren, and which they were forced to ornament with all the resources of their imagination.
Mr Hayter had some property of his own, but it was insignificant compared with Mr Musgrove's; and while the Musgroves were in the first class of society in the country, the young Hayters would, from their parents' inferior, retired, and unpolished
way of living, and their own defective education, have been hardly in any class at all, but for their connexion with Uppercross, this eldest son of course excepted, who had chosen to be a scholar and a gentleman, and who was very superior in cultivation and manners to all the rest.
'Well, ma'am,' said her patron, 'perhaps some people may be pleased to say that they do like to hear, in his own unpolished
way, what Josiah Bounderby, of Coketown, has gone through.
In the first, blazed piles of golden coin; in the second, were ranged bars of unpolished
gold, which possessed nothing attractive save their value; in the third, Edmond grasped handfuls of diamonds, pearls, and rubies, which, as they fell on one another, sounded like hail against glass.
Like many men who talk but seldom, he had the gift when he chose to speak of reproducing his experiences in vivid though unpolished
The verbal style of the ballads, like their spirit, is vigorous and simple, generally unpolished
and sometimes rough, but often powerful with its terse dramatic suggestiveness.
"I trust I shall not eat long at your expense, sir," was my very clumsily-contrived, unpolished