Enunciating: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature CummingsA thick coating of dust, slightly dampened by the mist, covered the floor of the bridge, but the only footprints were those of Mr. Cummings' horse.ndash;Ambrose Bierce in Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories by Ambrose Bierce.Mr. Cummings looked past him, over into the ravine, saw nothing unusual and withdrew his eyes to address the man again.ndash;Ambrose Bierce in Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories by Ambrose Bierce.Mr. Cummings, who was at all times a cheerful person, was whistling a tune, which he would occasionally interrupt to speak a word of friendly encouragement to his horse.ndash;Ambrose Bierce in Present at a Hanging and Other Ghost Stories by Ambrose Bierce.So, John Cummings, her brother, stepping briskly in, after tying his horse at the gate, came upon her unawares, and started, with a hoarse, thick cry.ndash;Alice Brown in Tiverton Tales.He was John Cummings, a fox trapper, and the storm had caught him fifty miles from his cabin.ndash;James Oliver Curwood in The Flaming Forest.One of the company, named Cummings, played on the violin.ndash;Washington Irving in Oliver Goldsmith (A Biography).James Cummings, Richard E. Burton, and John B. Tabb; and letters from Messrs.ndash;Sidney Lanier in Selected Poems of Sidney Lanier (ed. Morgan Callaway).As one charge from an elephant has made embryo Nimrods bid a final adieu to the chase, incipient Gordon Cummings might try their nerves by standing on railways till the engines were within a few yards of them.ndash;David Livingstone in Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa.Cummings wounded with a bayonet in the leg.ndash;Theodore Roosevelt in The Naval War of 1812.Cummings told the paymaster many a bloody tale of the lawlessness of that trail, and ended by telling him and his clerk that while I was getting breakfast ready that they had better practice up on their marksmanship.ndash;William H. Ryus in The Second William Penn (A true account of incidents that happened along the old Santa Fe Trail).
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