Growling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature GroovingTo transport the heavy cannon and howitzers pine logs were split in the centre, the parts hollowed out, and the guns sunks into grooves.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in Napoleon Bonaparte.Hardly a trace of the Romanesque remains. Only the slight, round columns are not yet grooved or fluted, and their round capitals are still slightly severe.ndash;Henry Adams in Mont-Saint-Michel And Chartres.The doors were extraordinarily thick and strong, and fitted into oblique grooves, so that they closed very tightly.ndash;Roald Amundsen in The South Pole, vols 1 and 2.The difficulty of a military rifle lay in the rapid fouling of the barrel, which necessitated a bullet too small to expand sufficiently to fill the grooves; this resulted in inaccuracy.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Wild Beasts and their Ways, vol 1.The bark is then laid upon a beam of wood on the ground, on which it is hammered with a mallet grooved in fine cuts, so that the repeated blows stamp the bark with lines somewhat resembling corduroy.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.Some of them are grooved in spirals, gradually and imperceptibly changing from round to sixteen sided, then octagonal and square.ndash;Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky in From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan.The still afternoon settled down in its grooves of beauty, and its very loveliness gave Dilly a pain at the heart.ndash;Alice Brown in Tiverton Tales.One hardly dares to think how many more grooves are made in a child's brain which simply give him contractions to take into mature life with him; how many trivial happenings are made to assume a monstrous form through being misrepresented.ndash;Annie Payson Call in As A Matter Of Course.The paste is pressed into grooves cut in a smooth board, and another board, previously greased, is pressed down upon it.ndash;David N. Carvalho in Forty Centuries of Ink.When the paste has had time to dry, the mould or grooved board is put into a moderately heated oven, by which the paste, now in the form of square pencils, shrinks sufficiently to fall out of the grooves.ndash;David N. Carvalho in Forty Centuries of Ink.
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