Gossiping: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 25 pages
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Use in Literature GluingThe heat was a sudden ungrappler, but nevertheless there was no rising from it, they had their wings so glued.ndash;Dante Alighieri in Divine Comedy: Inferno (tr Norton).The heat Was umpire soon between them, but in vain To lift themselves they strove, so fast were glued Their pennons.ndash;Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, entire (tr H.F. Cary).Then he clung to the wall of the guardroom, stretched himself out to his full height, and glued himself to the window and the crevices of the door, eagerly examining what they were doing.ndash;Leonid Andreyev in The Crushed Flower and Other Stories.At first sight she is admirable; but at the very next glance we perceive that she is glued to the canvas, and that we cannot walk round her.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Hidden Masterpiece (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).Castanier's cry of terror died away, for the walls of his throat seemed glued together as Melmoth pointed to the stage, and the cashier knew that the play had been changed at the Englishman's desire.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Melmoth Reconciled (tr Ellen Marriage).Even that was not enough; his wife, going to mass one morning, found her shawl glued together on the inside with some tenacious substance, so that she was obliged to go without it.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Celibates.Her terror became so intense that she could not move her neck, which stiffened as if petrified; the membranes of her throat became glued together, her voice failed her.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau.His skin, brown as that of a mummy, was glued to his temples.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Sons of the Soil (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).His bodily frame, like that of the baron, was bony, and indestructibly strong, and covered with a parchment glued to his bones as the skin of an Arab horse on the muscles which shine in the sun.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Beatrix.At intervals he ground his teeth like a wild beast preparing to dash upon his prey, and then his lips became so contracted, as they were drawn in and glued, as it were, to his teeth, that their very colour was indiscernible.ndash;Sabine Baring-Gould in The Book of Were-Wolves.

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