Endowed with commonsense, as massive and hard as blocks of granite, fastened together by stern rigidity of purpose, as with iron
clamps, he followed out his original design, probably without so much as imagining an objection to it.
The heat that had formerly pervaded his nature, and which was not yet extinct, was never of the kind that flashes and flickers in a blaze; but rather a deep red glow, as of iron
in a furnace.
I believed the iron
to be my convict's iron
- the iron
I had seen and heard him filing at, on the marshes - but my mind did not accuse him of having put it to its latest use.
We had dropped from too great a height into the torture-chamber; there was no furniture to help us reach that passage; not even the branch of the iron
tree, not even each other's shoulders were of any avail.
Then he gave the youth the following instructions how to overcome the Dragon of the North: 'You must have an iron
horse cast, which must have little wheels under each foot.
TIGGY-WINKLE'S nose went sniffle, sniffle, snuffle, and her eyes went twinkle, twinkle; and she fetched another hot iron
from the fire.
There it collected numerous relics of the wreck-- iron
utensils, anchors, pulley-strops, swivel-guns, an 18 lb.
Minerva now put it in Penelope's mind to make the suitors try their skill with the bow and with the iron
axes, in contest among themselves, as a means of bringing about their destruction.
At one and the same moment I dropped the iron
, made a mistake in my work, and burned myself
The modern steamship advances upon a still and overshadowed sea with a pulsating tremor of her frame, an occasional clang in her depths, as if she had an iron
heart in her iron
body; with a thudding rhythm in her progress and the regular beat of her propeller, heard afar in the night with an august and plodding sound as of the march of an inevitable future.
Poyser, who was ironing a few things that still remained from the Monday's wash, had not been making a frequent clinking with her iron
and moving to and fro whenever she wanted it to cool; carrying the keen glance of her blue-grey eye from the kitchen to the dairy, where Hetty was making up the butter, and from the dairy to the back kitchen, where Nancy was taking the pies out of the oven.
The glare showed a series of stone steps, which ended in a low-lying heavy iron
door fixed against the side of the house.