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Gervais laughed softly with a hissing chuckle, and Speranski in a high-pitched staccato manner.
The tumultuous noise resolved itself now into the disorderly mingling of many voices, the gride of many wheels, the creaking of waggons, and the staccato of hoofs.
There is quite a concert of noises; the great bull-dog, chained against the stables, is thrown into furious exasperation by the unwary approach of a cock too near the mouth of his kennel, and sends forth a thundering bark, which is answered by two fox- hounds shut up in the opposite cow-house; the old top-knotted hens, scratching with their chicks among the straw, set up a sympathetic croaking as the discomfited cock joins them; a sow with her brood, all very muddy as to the legs, and curled as to the tail, throws in some deep staccato notes; our friends the calves are bleating from the home croft; and, under all, a fine ear discerns the continuous hum of human voices.
Sometimes they beat quickly, sometimes slowly, sometimes in obvious question and answer, one far to the east breaking out in a high staccato rattle, and being followed after a pause by a deep roll from the north.
Celia was not impulsive: what she had to say could wait, and came from her always with the same quiet staccato evenness.
An interlude ensued, during which the millionaire stared at the priest, and the priest at his breviary; then the pantaloon returned and said, with staccato gravity, "The policeman is still lying on the stage.
Suddenly the painter appeared at the door of the studio and made staccato signs for them to come in.
Already the stables were lit up like a chandelier; there was a staccato rattle of horseshoes in the stable yard, and the great gates were opening as we skimmed past in the nick of time.
Singing methods and wind tutors also continued to link the notation of dots under a slur with portato, for instance theoboe method in Frohlich's Musikschule, where he described it as having 'a distinctive soft character which almost occupies the bridge between staccato and slurring'.(45) Some authorities, particularly pianists, also noted that in passages marked ~portato' each note received in slight emphasis;(46) for violinists, such an effect is a natural outcome of the technique.
The "Stranger's Dance" has staccato three-note chords in the right hand and a staccato single-note, left-hand accompaniment.
Kodak last year redesigned the Staccato screening engine for Kodak Prinergy workflow system, version 4, and is now releasing user-configurable functionality with Staccato CX screening in version 5.
He said: "Staccato Set are pure rock 'n' roll whereas Found are quite technical.