Childless thou art, Childless remaine: So Death shall be deceav'd his glut, and with us two Be forc'd to satisfie his Rav'nous Maw
Let the reader picture to himself a series of visages presenting successively all geometrical forms, from the triangle to the trapezium, from the cone to the polyhedron; all human expressions, from wrath to lewdness; all ages, from the wrinkles of the new-born babe to the wrinkles of the aged and dying; all religious phantasmagories, from Faun to Beelzebub; all animal profiles, from the maw
to the beak, from the jowl to the muzzle.
Sheldon shuddered inwardly at the swift vision that arose of the dainty flesh of her in a shark's many-toothed maw
I never saw it, I never peered over the edge of the nest to see; but I KNEW and feared that space that lurked just beneath me and that ever threatened me like a maw
of some all-devouring monster.
more: it seemed as if the whole ocean had been sucked up in the maw
of the hurricane, and hurled on through that portion of space which previously had been occupied by the air.
It had been swallowed up in China's cavernous maw
, that was all.
Had it been a well wolf, it would not have mattered so much to the man; but the thought of going to feed the maw
of that loathsome and all but dead thing was repugnant to him.
It was their belief that if ever they weakened, the great beast would ingulf them and everything of beauty and wonder and joy and good in its cavernous and slime-dripping maw
The elastic maw
, which could accommodate a rabbit or a horned buck with equal facility, yawned for him; but Histah, in turning his attention upon the ape-man, brought his head within reach of Tarzan's blade.
Ovid tells us of a flower into which Hyacinthus was metamorphosed, that bears letters on its leaves, which Virgil recommended as a miracle to the Royal Society of his day; but no age nor nation hath ever recorded a bird with a letter in its maw
If you will comply with my conditions, I will leave them and you at peace; but if you refuse, I will glut the maw
of death, until it be satiated with the blood of your remaining friends.
He'd open his eyes, that boy would, if he knew how empty of learning my young maw
was, at his time of life.