So they set a great truss of straw on fire and threw it down the well, while we leaned on the curb
and watched the glowing mass descend.
Part on the Plain, or in the Air sublime Upon the wing, or in swift race contend, As at th' Olympian Games or PYTHIAN fields; Part curb
thir fierie Steeds, or shun the Goal With rapid wheels, or fronted Brigads form.
But she took him to the stage and made him sit on the wooden curb
of a well, in the doubtful peace and coolness of a first scene set for the evening's performance.
At the bottom of the smooth plaster wall there was a brick pulled out to make a sluice for the bath water, and as Rikki-tikki stole in by the masonry curb
where the bath is put, he heard Nag and Nagaina whispering together outside in the moonlight.
It may be on the dice," said Don Quixote, "that all thou sayest will come true; overlook the past, for thou art shrewd enough to know that our first movements are not in our own control; and one thing for the future bear in mind, that thou curb
and restrain thy loquacity in my company; for in all the books of chivalry that I have read, and they are innumerable, I never met with a squire who talked so much to his lord as thou dost to thine; and in fact I feel it to be a great fault of thine and of mine: of thine, that thou hast so little respect for me; of mine, that I do not make myself more respected.
Beyond the moment that the cab driver had deposited his fare beside the curb
in front of the house in which the Russian had been quartered there was no clue.
But do you know what: I am convinced that we underground folk ought to be kept on a curb
Secondly, by winning to himself all the gentlemen of Rome, so as to be able to curb
the Pope with their aid, as has been observed.
Raoul sprang from his horse, to which he left the charge of its own preservation, and in three or four strokes was at the gentleman's side; he seized the horse at once by the curb
and raised its head above water; the animal began to breathe again and, as if he comprehended that they had come to his aid, redoubled his efforts.
If thou hadst seen this district of country, as I did, when it lay in the sleep of nature, and bad witnessed its rapid changes as it awoke to supply the wants of man, thou wouldst curb
thy impatience for a little time, though thou shouldst not check thy steed.
As he spoke there was the sharp sound of horses' hoofs and grating wheels against the curb
, followed by a sharp pull at the bell.
Another means to curb
them, is to balance them by others, as proud as they.