Plainly it was, now or never, the high tide of his affairs; and he drew the door as close as he durst, slipped a pebble in the chink
, and made off downhill to find a cab.
A crop of grass would grow in the chinks
of the stone pavement outside Lincoln's Inn Hall, but that the ticket-porters, who have nothing to do beyond sitting in the shade there, with their white aprons over their heads to keep the flies off, grub it up and eat it thoughtfully.
He constructed his cabin of small logs about six inches in diameter, stopping the chinks
with clay which he found at the depth of a few feet beneath the surface soil.
As soon as they were outside, he bolted the door, hurriedly; closed up the chinks
of the windows, and then called out, "Monseigneur
Susan Warrington in particular was conscious of the sweetest sense of sisterhood, as she covered her face with her hands and saw slips of bent backs through the chinks
between her fingers.
Waule's face, which was as neutral as her voice; having mere chinks
for eyes, and lips that hardly moved in speaking.
The rays of the colored suns were now shut out from them forever, for the last chinks
had been filled up in the wall that separated their prison from the Land of the Mangaboos.
He saw them, round him on the ground; above him, in the air; clambering from him, by the ropes below; looking down upon him, from the massive iron-girded beams; peeping in upon him, through the chinks
and loopholes in the walls; spreading away and away from him in enlarging circles, as the water ripples give way to a huge stone that suddenly comes plashing in among them.
No wood, however, was placed on the earth, which formed the floor, but it was dry; and although the wind entered it by innumerable chinks
, I found it an agreeable asylum from the snow and rain.
The party without, whoever it was, could have stood close to the shutter without hearing anything spoken; and, seeing the light through the chinks
and finding all so quiet, might have been persuaded that only one person was there.
The rattle of the harness was the chink
of money, and more drafts were honoured in five minutes than even Tellson's, with all its foreign and home connection, ever paid in thrice the time.
The cold evening breeze, of which I have spoken, whistled through every chink
of the rude building and sprinkled the floor with a continual rain of fine sand.
A feeble ray of light shone into the cavern through some chink
, and when I had the courage to look about me I could see that I was in a vast vault, bestrewn with bones and bodies of the dead.
One evening, when Mazarin, according to custom, went to visit the queen, in passing the guard-chamber he heard loud voices; wishing to know on what topic the soldiers were conversing, he approached with his wonted wolf-like step, pushed open the door and put his head close to the chink
I must work the garden--I must work the garden," I said to myself, five minutes later, as I waited, upstairs, in the long, dusky sala, where the bare scagliola floor gleamed vaguely in a chink
of the closed shutters.