Twenty miles southward by now, the special
was still tearing its way into the darkness.
At the chief entrance to the palace, however, an official came running out to meet him, and learning that he was a special
messenger led him to another entrance.
The proper season is when the weather is very dry; the special
days are those when the moon is in the constellations of the Sieve, the Wall, the Wing or the Cross-bar; for these four are all days of rising wind.
At this sally another special
laughed, and then tried to look so supernaturally solemn, that the magistrate detected him immediately.
"I went to the station-master's office," the latter continued, "and tried to persuade them to let me ride in the guard's van of your special
, but he made a stupid fuss about it, so I thought I'd better come to you.
Macey, who had been set in his arm-chair outside his own door, would expect some special
notice as they passed, since he was too old to be at the wedding-feast.
The police had broken countless heads with their riot clubs; and the death list had been augmented by the turning loose of a machine-gun on the strikers from the barns of the Marsden Special
Thus, we can hardly believe that the webbed feet of the upland goose or of the frigate-bird are of special
use to these birds; we cannot believe that the same bones in the arm of the monkey, in the fore leg of the horse, in the wing of the bat, and in the flipper of the seal, are of special
use to these animals.
The word wind, in this passage, suggested to the minds of some, who afterwards gave an account of this meeting, a coincidence which might, in the spirit of the times, be construed into a special
appointment of Providence.
Just as the particle of water in frost, definitely and unalterably, takes the special
form of the crystal of snow, so each new person that arrived at the springs was at once placed in his special
The morning papers on Saturday contained, in addition to lengthy special
articles on the planet Mars, on life in the planets, and so forth, a brief and vaguely worded telegram, all the more striking for its brevity.
"Do you want something special
, or will an ordinary mongoose do?"