The croupiers who sat at the two ends of it had not only to watch the stakes
, but also to calculate the game--an immense amount of work for two men
It proved of excellent advantage to me now, that when I was a boy, I used to take great delight in standing at a basket-maker's, in the town where my father lived, to see them make their wicker-ware; and being, as boys usually are, very officious to help, and a great observer of the manner in which they worked those things, and sometimes lending a hand, I had by these means full knowledge of the methods of it, and I wanted nothing but the materials, when it came into my mind that the twigs of that tree from whence I cut my stakes
that grew might possibly be as tough as the sallows, willows, and osiers in England, and I resolved to try.
The Yanguesans, seeing themselves assaulted by only two men while they were so many, betook themselves to their stakes
, and driving the two into the middle they began to lay on with great zeal and energy; in fact, at the second blow they brought Sancho to the ground, and Don Quixote fared the same way, all his skill and high mettle availing him nothing, and fate willed it that he should fall at the feet of Rocinante, who had not yet risen; whereby it may be seen how furiously stakes
can pound in angry boorish hands.
Tarzan of the Apes and Lieutenant Harold Percy SmithOldwick were bound securely to their respective stakes
Come, Trent, what stake
will you have me set up against that other tumblerful of brandy.
Vasili Andreevich did as he had said, and having gone about half a verst came to a tall oak stake
which had a few dry leaves still dangling on it, and there he turned to the left.
For an instant Tantor, the elephant, paused with upraised trunk and tail, with great ears up-pricked, and then he swung on along the trail at a rapid, shuffling pace--straight toward the covered pit with its sharpened stakes
upstanding in the ground.
You-all think gold-hunting is the only way to make a stake
He wrote "800 rubles" on a card, but while the waiter filled his glass he changed his mind and altered it to his usual stake
of twenty rubles.
With this stake
came a heavy hammer, such as in households is used in the coal cellar for breaking the lumps.
The tribe, under the influence of an indescribable terror, disappeared little by little in the huts, and there was complete solitude around the stake
About a stout stake
near the centre of the circling fires a little knot of black warriors stood conversing, their bodies smeared with white and blue and ochre in broad and grotesque bands.