Likewise upon the extreme stern of the boat where it was also triangularly platformed level with the gunwale, Starbuck himself was seen coolly and adroitly balancing
himself to the jerking tossings of his chip of a craft, and silently eyeing the vast blue eye of the sea.
He minds you somewhat of a juggler, balancing
a long staff on his chin.
There are a million or two of business firms in the country, and five or ten times as many clerks; and consider the handling and rehandling, the accounting and reaccounting, the planning and worrying, the balancing
of petty profit and loss.
On a rough bench in the corner, a couple of woolly-headed boys, with glistening black eyes and fat shining cheeks, were busy in superintending the first walking operations of the baby, which, as is usually the case, consisted in getting up on its feet, balancing
a moment, and then tumbling down,--each successive failure being violently cheered, as something decidedly clever.
Huck felt that a silence was going to ensue -- a thing still more awful than any amount of murderous talk; so he held his breath and stepped gingerly back; planted his foot carefully and firmly, after balancing
, one-legged, in a precarious way and almost toppling over, first on one side and then on the other.
The little wretch had done her utmost to hurt her cousin's sensitive though uncultivated feelings, and a physical argument was the only mode he had of balancing
the account, and repaying its effects on the inflictor.
What's Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer; a time for balancing
your books and having every item in `em through a round dozen of months presented dead against you?
I could not help laughing again, at his balancing
all callings and professions so equally; and I told him so.
Then they spoke of the fashion in which they would fight, and Umslopogaas looked curiously at the axe he carried, and at the point on its hammer, balancing
it in his hand.
He reclined back upon his seat, with his eyes half shut; now, folding his hands and twisting his thumbs, he seemed absorbed in attention, and anon, balancing
his expanded palms, he gently flourished them in time to the music.
He sprang to his feet, drew and opened a sailor's clasp-knife, and balancing
it open on the palm of his hand, threatened to pin the doctor to the wall.
Dorian heaved a sigh, and Lord Henry strolled across the room and began to stroke the head of a curious Java parrot, a large, grey-plumaged bird with pink crest and tail, that was balancing
itself upon a bamboo perch.