Enlightening: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature CreaksThe fields are owned by farmers who live in town and drive homeward at evening along Trunion Pike in light creaking wagons.ndash;Sherwood Anderson in Winesburg, Ohio.These two human mechanisms, having nothing to grind between their rusty wheels, were creaking and grating at each other.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Pierrette.It limps and creaks when fixed tentatively for trial.ndash;E.J. Banfield in My Tropic Isle.As soon as possible they finished dressing, while the creaking and swaying continued.ndash;L. Frank Baum in Glinda of Oz.My horse lopes; the saddle creaks and sways.ndash;Stephen Vincent Benet in Young Adventure.But the boards creaked, and she was watchful.ndash;Neltje Blanchan in Wild Flowers / Nature's Garden.All day sleds had gone creaking past, set to that fine groaning which belongs to the music of the year.ndash;Alice Brown in Tiverton Tales.With a creaking and rending of breaking wood it collapsed beneath the Arabs, leaving Tarzan, Abdul, and the girl alone upon the frail platform at the top.ndash;Edgar Rice Burroughs in Return of Tarzan.With a faint creak the massive eyeball below, a stone that I could barely have covered with my back, swung inwards.ndash;Edgar Rice Burroughs in The Lost Continent.Our blackbird creaks discordantly, our plaintive lark sings from the meadow tussock, our thrush chimes his heavenly bell from forest dimness.ndash;Harry Seidel Canby in Definitions: Essays in Contemporary Criticism.
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