The diplomas had been presented, and each girl, after giving furtive touches to her hair, sly
tweaks to her muslin skirts, and caressing pats to her sash, had gone forward to receive the roll of parchment with a bow that had been the subject of anxious thought for weeks.
And so, under pretence of softening the previous outrage, of stroking and soothing me into placidity, you stick a sly
penknife under my ear
No, she's a sly
one,' he remarked, shaking his head.
You are a sly
young one to listen and get out of your bed to go following things up like you did that night," Mrs.
Could she read the different items with a sly
look at the end of each sentence, straight at the pit (Yes, straight at the pit, and as sly
as you please)?
no, nor yet his quarter--a banking away like smoke at Tellson's, and a cocking their medical eyes at that tradesman on the sly
, a going in and going out to their own carriages--ah
But she was so affectionate and sweet-natured, and had such a pleasant manner of being both sly
and shy at once, that she captivated me more than ever.
A charming old Italian writer has laid down the canons of perfect feminine beauty with much nicety in a delicious discourse, which, as he delivered it in a sixteenth- century Florentine garden to an audience of beautiful and noble ladies, an audience not too large to be intimate and not too small to be embarrassing, it was his delightful good fortune and privilege to illustrate by pretty and sly
references to the characteristic beauties of the several ladies seated like a ring of roses around him.
About them frisking playd All Beasts of th' Earth, since wilde, and of all chase In Wood or Wilderness, Forrest or Den; Sporting the Lion rampd, and in his paw Dandl'd the Kid; Bears, Tygers, Ounces, Pards Gambold before them, th' unwieldy Elephant To make them mirth us'd all his might, & wreathd His Lithe Proboscis; close the Serpent sly
Insinuating, wove with Gordian twine His breaded train, and of his fatal guile Gave proof unheeded; others on the grass Coucht, and now fild with pasture gazing sat, Or Bedward ruminating: for the Sun Declin'd was hasting now with prone carreer To th' Ocean Iles, and in th' ascending Scale Of Heav'n the Starrs that usher Evening rose: When SATAN still in gaze, as first he stood, Scarce thus at length faild speech recoverd sad.
His features might have been called good, had there not lurked under the pent-house of his eye, that sly
epicurean twinkle which indicates the cautious voluptuary.
You believe in a palace of crystal that can never be destroyed--a palace at which one will not be able to put out one's tongue or make a long nose on the sly
Let us make a foray upon the dominions of that noisy barbarian, a great raid from Finisterre to Hatteras, catching his fishermen unawares, baffling the fleets that trust to his power, and shooting sly
arrows into the livers of men who court his good graces.