Clattering over the stones at a dangerous pace, yet thoughtfully bringing his keen eyes to bear on every slinking creature whom he passes in the midnight streets, and even on the lights in upper windows where people are going or gone to bed, and on all the turnings that he rattles by, and alike on the heavy sky, and on the earth where the snow lies thin--for something may present itself to assist him, anywhere--he dashes
to his destination at such a speed that when he stops the horse half smothers him in a cloud of steam.
At certain periods it becomes the dearest ambition of a man to keep a faithful record of his performances in a book; and he dashes
at this work with an enthusiasm that imposes on him the notion that keeping a journal is the veriest pastime in the world, and the pleasantest.
Oh, how hollow does science sound when one in despair dashes
against it a head full of passions
He opens his umbrella and dashes
off Strandwards, but comes into collision with a flower girl, who is hurrying in for shelter, knocking her basket out of her hands.
Nervous pianist commences prelude over again, and Harris, commencing singing at the same time, dashes
off the first two lines of the First Lord's song out of "Pinafore.
If Denham could have seen how visibly books of algebraic symbols, pages all speckled with dots and dashes
and twisted bars, came before her eyes as they trod the Embankment, his secret joy in her attention might have been dispersed.
There were a great many arm-chairs and settees covered in brown holland, but each of these was occupied by a large square piece of yellow cardboard, and all the pieces of cardboard were dotted or lined with spots or dashes
of bright oil paint.
I believe it was rather full of sighs, and shrugs and starts, expressed in dashes
, and asterisks, and exclamations, but I am sure that the feeling was the genuine and manly sort which is of all times and always the latest wear.