Damon kept watch at the top of the shaft
, Tom and Ned went out into the jungle to hunt.
The sun was striking in at the great windows of the court, through the glittering drops of rain upon the glass, and it made a broad shaft
of light between the two-and-thirty and the Judge, linking both together, and perhaps reminding some among the audience, how both were passing on, with absolute equality, to the greater Judgment that knoweth all things and cannot err.
I throw it into the air; if the blade falls uppermost the tall man shall go free; if the shaft
falls uppermost, then life is to the short one, so
In such a case the literary adventurer is censured, not for having missed the mark at which he himself aimed, but for not having shot off his shaft
in a direction he never thought of.
In this were the shaft
of a pick broken in two and the boards of several packing-cases strewn around.
And on other stormy days the boy learned to whittle out a straight shaft
for the long bow, and tip it with gray goose feathers.
It was clambering down the wall, and now I saw for the first time a number of metal foot and hand rests forming a kind of ladder down the shaft
Indeed the slender, smooth, and soaring shaft
, without a single limb or protuberance of any kind to assist one in mounting it, presents an obstacle only to be overcome by the surprising agility and ingenuity of the islanders.
As I hastened above to explore the strange shaft
I found that the ladder of horizontal bars mounted always as far above me as my eyes could reach, and as I ascended, the light from above grew brighter and brighter.
We had come quite close to the city when my attention was attracted toward a tall, black shaft
that reared its head several hundred feet into the air from what appeared to be a tangled mass of junk or wreckage, now partially snow-covered.
No archer ever lived that could speed a gray goose shaft
with such skill and cunning as his, nor were there ever such yeomen as the sevenscore merry men that roamed with him through the greenwood shades.
Two of the troykas were the usual household sleighs, the third was the old count's with a trotter from the Orlov stud as shaft
horse, the fourth was Nicholas' own with a short shaggy black shaft