Penning: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature PenningThe floors were swept, the pens closed, the sheep on their way to a distant paddock.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Shearing in the Riverina.The body of the woolshed, floored with battens placed half an inch apart, is filled with the woolly victims. This enclosure is subdivided into minor pens, of which each fronts the place of two shearers, who catch from it until the pen is empty.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Shearing in the Riverina.The warm afternoon gradually lengthened its shadows; the shears clicked in tireless monotone; the pens filled and became empty.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Shearing in the Riverina.We wanted to have time to draft them into pens of twenty to fifty each, so that the farmers and small settlers might have a chance to buy.ndash;Rolf Boldrewood (T.A.Browne) in Robbery Under Arms.But Quince stood firm, and arguing the matter, we reached the corrals and penned the band.ndash;Andy Adams in The Outlet.I see clearly how your pens go on close following the dictator, which surely befell not with ours.ndash;Dante Alighieri in Divine Comedy: Purgatory (tr Norton).Arise, true English Lady, whom our Isle May better boast of than ever Roman might Of her, whose ransacked treasury hath taskt The vain endeavor of so many pens: Arise, and be my fault thy honor's fame, Which after ages shall enrich thee with.ndash;Shakespeare Apocrypha in King Edward the Third.To good Rinaldo's sentence, with one will, Deeming their sires unjust, assents the throng, Their sires who such outrageous statute penned, And king, who might, but does not, this amend.ndash;Ludovico Ariosto in Orlando Furioso.It was evidently one of his last acts, and was penned with a feeble and trembling hand.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Finger Posts on the Way of Life.It was late in the morning when he arose. He had no difficulty now in penning a note to Mrs. Eager.ndash;T.S. Arthur in After The Storm.
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