I did my utmost to keep my head AND NOT TO HOPE FOR WATER, because I knew that, if a man hoped for water, the water that reflected the iron
tree, and if, after hoping for water, he struck against the mirror, then there was only one thing for him to do: to hang himself on the iron
This was what he said, but all the time he was expecting to be able to string the bow and shoot through the iron
, whereas in fact he was to be the first that should taste of the arrows from the hands of Ulysses, whom he was dishonouring in his own house--egging the others on to do so also.
Oolanga, in obedience to her gesture, went back to the iron
Then the youth galloped thither with his iron
soldiers, broke like a hurricane over the enemy, and beat down all who opposed him.
At last, on the black canal bridge of a busy town, with a clang of iron
in it, and more fires and more smoke than he has seen yet, the trooper, swart with the dust of the coal roads, checks his horse and asks a workman does he know the name of Rouncewell thereabouts.
He also provided himself with three thoroughly tested iron
anchors, and a light but strong silk ladder fifty feet in length.
His underlings, two gnomes with square faces, leather aprons, and linen breeches, were moving the iron
instruments on the coals.
And the leopards, bitter-wise of the taste of the iron
, remained crouched, although they still spat and whipped their tails angrily.
The next day two pale-looking men, in artisan costume, came up to the gate at the same time as I did, each carrying a long wooden box under his arm, strongly bound with iron
His captor was Burton Duff, the jailer, as white as death and bearing upon his brow the livid mark of the iron
And I, the long time intimate of John Barleycorn, knew just what he promised me--maggots of fancy, dreams of power, forgetfulness, anything and everything save whirling washers, revolving mangles, humming centrifugal wringers, and fancy starch and interminable processions of duck trousers moving in steam under my flying iron
Heel (well named) we feel descending upon and crushing mankind.
The form was that of a gigantic man built out of plates of cast iron
, and it stood with one foot on either side of the narrow road and swung over its right shoulder an immense iron
mallet, with which it constantly pounded the earth.
56, 197: Hesiod says that those who are called the Idaean Dactyls taught the smelting and tempering of iron
But," interrupted the major, "since the weight of a shot is proportionate to its volume, an iron
ball of nine feet in diameter would be of tremendous weight.