Thus, very slowly, the ape-man commenced the tedious operation of putting a thin
edge upon his primitive hunting-knife.
And all the first winter, how she had shivered with cold when the northerly gales shook the thin
clapboards and the snow beat like hail against the loose-hung windows!
There seemed to be a wordless invitation to purchase; she consulted a collection of small coins in a thin
purse, and received from them license to order a glass of beer.
The agreement was that they were to run a distance of a hundred paces with equal weights; and when the challenger was asked how the weights were to be equalised he said that the other, as he weighed nine stone, should put eleven in iron on his back, and that in this way the twenty stone of the thin
man would equal the twenty stone of the fat one."
From one point a thin
white thread of vapour rose slantingly to an immense height, and then frayed out like a down feather.
And in the morning, one will arise as fresh as a lark and look at the window, and see the fields overlaid with hoarfrost, and fine icicles hanging from the naked branches, and the pond covered over with ice as thin
as paper, and a white steam rising from the surface, and birds flying overhead with cheerful cries.
All her clothes were thin
and floating, and Mary said they were "full of lace." They looked fuller of lace than ever this morning, but her eyes were not laughing at all.
I had raced through space on the tiny one-man air scout and I had commanded the greatest battleship that ever had floated in the thin
air of dying Mars.
Down below there was a noise of nut crackers, and a fat squirrel voice and a thin
squirrel voice were singing together--
take Ut off again,' sez Peg Barney, latherin' away wid the boot; 'take ut off an' dance, ye lousy civilian!' "Wid that he begins cursin' ould Dhrumshticks, being so full he dane disrernimbers the Brigade-Major an' the Judge-Advokit- Gen'ral.
But now the sounds inside had ceased, and a thin
circle of bright metal showed between the top and the body of the cylinder.
I then put into the hive, instead of a thick, square piece of wax, a thin
and narrow, knife-edged ridge, coloured with vermilion.