Dares: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 301 pages
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Familiar Quotations DanksNo matter how deep and dark your pit, how dank your shroud, their heads are heroically unbloody and unbowed.ndash;Ogden NashDanks ndash; DampMushrooms always grow in damp places and so they look like umbrellas.ndash;AnonymousIf, Sir, I possessed the power of conveying unlimited sexual attraction through the potency of my voice, I would not be reduced to accepting a miserable pittance from the BBC for interviewing a faded female in a damp basement.ndash;Gilbert HardingWe are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts.ndash;Henry Hazlitt Use in Literature DanksThe countless clans that tread these dank abodes, Who glean spontaneous fruits and range the woods, Fixt here for ages, in their swarthy face Display the wild complexion of the place.ndash;Joel Barlow in The Columbiad.Then she began to crawl through the passage, which was as dark and dank as the pit, and the officers followed her in single file.ndash;L. Frank Baum in Tik-Tok of Oz.That would block the vengeance that he saw shaping in the dank recesses of his distorted brain.ndash;Rex Beach in The Barrier.The dingle was dank and dripping.ndash;George Borrow in The Romany Rye.The villages were mostly an assemblage of wretched cabins; the roofs were thatched, dank, and moist, and not unfrequently covered with rank vegetation.ndash;George Borrow in The Bible in Spain.My bed likewise was dank and uneven, and the posture I was obliged to assume, unnatural and painful.ndash;Charles Brockden Brown in Edgar Huntly.They were only to be found in the hollows, in some of which were pools of water and others were dank.ndash;Charles Brockden Brown in Edgar Huntly.

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