Necking: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations NeckingSo they united, and the Communist revolution took the chain from their legs and wound it around their necks.ndash;Samuel BonomThe Roman world is falling, yet we hold our heads erect instead of bowing our necks.ndash;Saint JeromeWhoever named it necking is a poor judge of anatomy.ndash;Groucho Marx Use in Literature NeckingWe were up to our necks in it now, and must fight our way out the best way we could.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms.There was a slight flutter and a craning of necks among those in the pews, as the procession began to ascend the aisle.ndash;J.J. Astor in A Journey in Other Worlds.So I supposed it was a charm or relic, such as some of our soldiers used to carry about their necks; and I never meddled with it.ndash;J.G. Austin in Outpost.Their feathers stood up on their arched necks; their combs were erect, their legs taut.ndash;Mariano Azuela in The Underdogs [Mexican Revolt].This was contained in a hollow reed and suspended round their necks.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.The two interpreters, Umbogo and Aboo Kooka, were secured by a thin cord fastened round their necks.ndash;Samuel White Baker in Ismailia.Necker, one of the most distinguished thinkers of the last century.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Human Comedy: Introductions and Appendix.Oh! if I had hold of them, I would wring their necks.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in Father Goriot (tr Ellen Marriage).
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