It was the usual charge for an assault and battery on the person of Hiram Doolittle, and was couched
in the ancient language of such instruments, especial care having been taken by the scribe not to omit the name of a single offensive weapon known to the law.
The document was written in a minute, fantastic hand, and couched
in the choicest language.
The great deer-hound was couched
on her own bedstead, on her own blanket, and in the next room the idle, empty ceiling-cloth wagged light-heartedly as it flailed on the table.
Archer with cousinly affability, proffered to Newland low-voiced congratulations couched
in the same language as his wife's, and seated himself in one of the brocade armchairs with the simplicity of a reigning sovereign.
It was Tars Tarkas, Jeddak of Thark, and as he couched
his great forty-foot metal-shod lance we saw his warriors do likewise.