But as this conductor must descend to considerable depth, that its end may avoid all contact with the hull; and as moreover, if kept constantly towing there, it would be liable to many mishaps, besides interfering not a little with some of the rigging, and more or less impeding the vessel's way in the water; because of all this, the lower parts of a ship's lightning-rods are not always overboard; but are generally made in long slender links
, so as to be the more readily hauled up into the chains outside, or thrown down into the sea, as occasion may require.
He called a railway porter, and bade him carry the portmanteau to the cloak-room: not that he had any notion of delay; flight, instant flight was his design, no matter whither; but he had determined to dismiss the cabman ere he named, or even chose, his destination, thus possibly balking the Judicial Error of another link
Such a connection between the first and second sections is easily seen, but the links
between these and the third and fourth are no less real: to make life go tolerably smoothly it is most important to be just and to know how to win a livelihood; but happiness also largely depends on prudence and care both in social and home life as well, and not least on avoidance of actions which offend supernatural powers and bring ill-luck.
Until I have found that last link in my chain, I must remain behind the scenes.
That I can build card houses seven stories high, but I cannot"--thump--"find"--thump--"that last link of which I spoke to you.
Ferguson, who, by his incredible attempt, was to link
together the achievements of all these explorers, and complete the series of African discovery.
Lastly, looking not to any one time, but to all time, if my theory be true, numberless intermediate varieties, linking most closely all the species of the same group together, must assuredly have existed; but the very process of natural selection constantly tends, as has been so often remarked, to exterminate the parent forms and the intermediate links.
Although no graduated links of structure, fitted for gliding through the air, now connect the Galeopithecus with the other Lemuridae, yet I can see no difficulty in supposing that such links formerly existed, and that each had been formed by the same steps as in the case of the less perfectly gliding squirrels; and that each grade of structure had been useful to its possessor.
Yet on the links
most of his time was spent in retrieving lost balls or replacing America.
And it is a solemn fact that the English in this Eastern exile have contrived to make a small golf links
out of the green scrub and sand; with a comfortable clubhouse at one end of it and this primeval monument at the other.
I do not remember now the details of the weight and length of the fetters riveted on his limbs by an "Administrative" order, but it was in the number of pounds and the thickness of links
an appalling assertion of the divine right of autocracy.
The long stretch of marshland, on which the golf links
were situated, was empty.