Presently the Tin Woodman changed his position, and at once Ojo, to the astonishment of all, dropped to the floor and held his crystal vial under the Emperor's knee joint. Just then the drop of oil fell, and the boy caught it in his bottle and immediately corked it tight.
He was something of a dandy and kept his tin body brilliantly polished and his tin joints well oiled.
The Hazel-nut child flew through the air on the stork's back, and when he wanted to rest he bound his silk cord on to the joint
of the bird's other wing, so that it could not fly any farther.
In the mild season of peace, with minds unoccupied by other subjects, they passed many months in cool, uninterrupted, and daily consultation; and finally, without having been awed by power, or influenced by any passions except love for their country, they presented and recommended to the people the plan produced by their joint
and very unanimous councils.
Inaudible the creaking joints
of her stiffened knees, as she knelt down by the bedside.
Dorothy at once ran back to the cottage and found the oil-can, and then she returned and asked anxiously, "Where are your joints?"
Now, if you will oil the joints of my legs, I shall be all right once more."
During the evening, by the light of the fire in the kitchen, Tip carefully rounded all the edges of the joints
and smoothed the rough places in a neat and workmanlike manner.
So we see, in languages, the tongue is more pliant to all expressions and sounds, the joints
are more supple, to all feats of activity and motions, in youth than afterwards.
At the end of the fifteenth century, the formidable gibbet which dated from 1328, was already very much dilapidated; the beams were wormeaten, the chains rusted, the pillars green with mould; the layers of hewn stone were all cracked at their joints
, and grass was growing on that platform which no feet touched.
I take my vow, there be no bread and milk limbs in those fine clothes, but stiff joints and tough thews."
Verily, some eight or ten years ago I left thee a stripling lad, with great joints and ill-hung limbs, and lo!