To continue with the German genders: a tree is male, its buds are female, its leaves are neuter; horses are sexless, dogs are male, cats are female--tomcats included, of course; a person's mouth, neck, bosom, elbows, fingers, nails, feet, and body are of the male sex, and his head is male or neuter according to the word
selected to signify it, and NOT according to the sex of the individual who wears it--for in Germany all the women either male heads or sexless ones; a person's nose, lips, shoulders, breast, hands, and toes are of the female sex; and his hair, ears, eyes, chin, legs, knees, heart, and conscience haven't any sex at all.
Pray, Emma," said he, "may I ask in what lay the great amusement, the poignant sting of the last word
given to you and Miss Fairfax?
Clare's lips opened to hail his son's return, in the old character of the "bad shilling"; and closed again without uttering a word
Now, awhile since Dingaan dispatched an embassy to the chief of the Halakazi asking the Lily in marriage, and the chief of the Halakazi sent back insolent words
, saying that the Beauty of the Earth should be given to no Zulu dog as a wife.
The landlady asked them what they wanted these things for, and the curate told her in a few words
about the madness of Don Quixote, and how this disguise was intended to get him away from the mountain where he then was.
If you cannot indicate this motion from left to right by yourself moving in it, then I beg you to describe it to me in words
By a current or proper word
I mean one which is in general use among a people; by a strange word
, one which is in use in another country.
Morrel; "I will take the first conveyance I find, and hurry to Marseilles, whence I will bring you word
how all is going on.
Raffles, and I did not know about you, and there was something I longed to tell you about him, something I could not tell you in a minute in the street, or indeed by word
of mouth at all.
Thus, with the exception of the fragile memory which the author of this book here consecrates to it, there remains to-day nothing whatever of the mysterious word
engraved within the gloomy tower of Notre-Dame,--nothing of the destiny which it so sadly summed up.
After reading the first words
of the Gospel: "In the beginning was the Word
and the Word
was with God," Pierre went round the table and saw a large open box filled with something.
But in Jerry's vocabulary, "Mister Haggin" possessed all the definiteness of sound and meaning that the word
"master" possesses in the vocabularies of humans in relation to their dogs.