Although I am not disposed to maintain that the being born in a workhouse, is in itself the most fortunate and enviable circumstance that can possibly befall a human being, I do mean to say that in this particular instance, it was the best thing for Oliver Twist that could by possibility have occurred.
What an excellent example of the power of dress, young Oliver Twist was!
About his neck, from a cord of twisted coconut sennit, hung an ivory-white necklace of wild-boar's tusks.
He was sealed like a leper, and, weazen-faced and age- shrunken, he hobbled horribly from an ancient spear-thrust to the thigh that twisted his torso droopingly out of the vertical.
Again his stern mouth framed the twisted smile, as he said:
He smiled his twisted smile, and Maud, her eyes wide with horror, was compelled to turn away her head.
The condition that had brought her to him passed in an illness, but she was like one who has discovered the sweetness of the twisted
apples, she could not get her mind fixed again upon the round perfect fruit that is eaten in the city apartments.
I perceived that I was hungry, and prepared to clamber out of the hammock, which, very politely anticipating my intention, twisted round and deposited me upon all-fours on the floor.
In a moment he had gripped me by the shoulder with a hand that was smeared red, had twisted me off my feet, and flung me headlong back into my own room.
Mukhorty, with the sacking and the breechband twisted
round to one side, was standing not in his former place but nearer to the shafts, shaking his head which the reins he was stepping on drew downwards.
They look like claws they're that crippled an' twisted
One day toward the end of December Natasha, pale and thin, dressed in a black woolen gown, her plaited hair negligently twisted
into a knot, was crouched feet and all in the corner of her sofa, nervously crumpling and smoothing out the end of her sash while she looked at a corner of the door.