Gleaming: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 156 pages
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Familiar Quotations Girding ndash; BeamsAh, Hope! what would life be, stripped of thy encouraging smiles, that teach us to look behind the dark clouds of to-day, for the golden beams that are to gild the morrow.ndash;Susanna MoodieYou know, I have one simple request, and that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads. Is that too much to ask?ndash;Austin Powers: International Man of MysteryHow far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.ndash;William ShakespeareThe sun, reflecting upon the mud of strands and shores, is unpolluted in his beam.ndash;J. TaylorKnowledge, in truth, is the great sun in the firmament. Life and power are scattered with all its beams.ndash;Daniel Webster Use in Literature GirdingHe gave the signal; the long girder swung Closer to him, dropped clanging into place, Almost pushing him off.ndash;Conrad Aiken in The House of Dust.Then that father and that master goes on his way with his lady, and with that family which the humble cord was now girding.ndash;Dante Alighieri in Divine Comedy: Paradise (tr Norton).Brunello, off his guard, with little pain, She seized, and strongly bound with girding band: Then to a lofty fir made fast the string; But from his finger first withdrew the ring.ndash;Ludovico Ariosto in Orlando Furioso.Nor this one gains, nor the other ground foregoes; But, as if girded in by fosse or pale, Or, as too dearly sold they deem an inch, Ne'er from their close and narrow circle flinch.ndash;Ludovico Ariosto in Orlando Furioso.Up a small height this while their journey lay, Girded with cliff and cavern, drear to see.ndash;Ludovico Ariosto in Orlando Furioso.He is restrained in his gestures, in undress, girded, undecorated.ndash;Henri Barbusse in Under Fire.

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