Behind and above where she stood the towering woods seemed to be waiting with opened ranks to absorb her with the little cabin she had quitted, dwarfed into insignificance in the vast prospect; but nowhere was there another sign
or indication of human life and habitation.
When we have got our witnesses here, you have only to speak to them in these words: 'I have a document here to sign
, and I wish you to write your names on it, as witnesses of my signature.
Erskine nudged Sir Charles, who said hastily, "Thank you, but I had rather not sign
was newly painted; the windows had neat red curtains; the floor was cleanly sanded.
They made me a sign
that I should throw down the two hogsheads, but first warning the people below to stand out of the way, crying aloud, BORACH MEVOLAH; and when they saw the vessels in the air, there was a universal shout of HEKINAH DEGUL.
As her gaze rested on me her eyes opened wide in astonishment, and she made a little sign
with her free hand; a sign
which I did not, of course, understand.
The fourth auditor, who during all this conversation had played a mute part, made a sign
of the head in proof that he acquiesced in the proposition.
d'Epinay should be called to-morrow to sign
the contract" --
Now Monsieur de Chavigny piqued himself on his infallible penetration; for that which almost proved that he was the son of Richelieu was his everlasting pretension; he examined attentively the countenance of the applicant for place and fancied that the contracted eyebrows, thin lips, hooked nose, and prominent cheek-bones of Grimaud were favorable signs
All this time the Sub-Warden was busy, with the Chancellor's help, shifting the papers from side to side, and pointing out to the Warden the place whew he was to sign
he called to him his son, a young cook of great promise, and with tears in his eyes, he recommended him to preserve carefully the secret of the macaroni, to Frenchify his name, and at length, when the political horizon should be cleared from the clouds which obscured it -- this was practiced then as in our day, to order of the nearest smith a handsome sign
, upon which a famous painter, whom he named, should design two queens' portraits, with these words as a legend: "To The Medici.
After exchanging a few words with his brother, the First Consul made a sign
with his hand, which Murat and Lannes obeyed by retiring.