For here,--and if we fail to impress it suitably upon the reader, it is our own fault, not that of the theme, here is one of the truest points of melancholy interest that occur in ordinary
You observe that in the ordinary
swimming position of the Sperm Whale, the front of his head presents an almost wholly vertical plane to the water; you observe that the lower part of that front slopes considerably backwards, so as to furnish more of a retreat for the long socket which receives the boom-like lower jaw; you observe that the mouth is entirely under the head, much in the same way, indeed, as though your own mouth were entirely under your chin.
Later it was confirmed and solidified when Wilson proposed that out of courtesy to the strangers the usual topics be put aside and the hour be devoted to conversation upon ordinary
subjects and the cultivation of friendly relations and good-fellowship--a proposition which was put to vote and carried.
My next inquiries were to inform me of his ordinary
habits of life; of what he did with his money; of who his intimate friends were; and of the sort of terms on which his son, Mr.
And he became a contractor, like any ordinary
contractor, building ordinary
houses with ordinary
It seems to require no pains to prove that the States ought not to prefer a national Constitution which could only be kept in motion by the instrumentality of a large army continually on foot to execute the ordinary
requisitions or decrees of the government.
In order to ascertain the real character of the government, it may be considered in relation to the foundation on which it is to be established; to the sources from which its ordinary
powers are to be drawn; to the operation of those powers; to the extent of them; and to the authority by which future changes in the government are to be introduced.
The book was an ordinary
version book and contained little but a series of dates.
Now this cannot be done by any arrangement of ordinary
words, but by the use of metaphor it can.
Other senses of the word might perhaps be found, but the most ordinary
ones have all been enumerated.
The intertropical kingdoms of the Trade Winds are favourable to the ordinary
life of a merchantman.
An air of bold, impudent flirtation, or a loose, silly leer, was sure to answer the most ordinary
glance from a masculine eye.