I grabbed him by the scruff of the neck
, and though he weighed as much as a Shetland pony, I managed to drag him to shore and well up upon the beach.
We haven't a camelty tune of our own To help us trollop along, But every neck
is a hair trombone(Rtt-ta-ta-ta
The knife was sharp, for the cut was smooth; the handle was long, for a man’s arm would not reach from this gash to the cut that did not go through the skin; he was a coward, or he would have cut the thongs around the necks
of the hounds.
ached horribly; his brain was on fire, his heart, which had been fluttering faintly, gave a great leap, trying to force itself out at his mouth.
After that, when Mulcachy had left the cage, one by one the five nooses were artfully manipulated off his legs and his neck
The little robber maiden wound her arm round Gerda's neck
, held the knife in the other hand, and snored so loud that everybody could hear her; but Gerda could not close her eyes, for she did not know whether she was to live or die.
But scarcely had he lain down when Grey Beaver staggered over to him and tied a leather thong around his neck
At the end of half an hour of goodness, Daylight, lured into confidence, was riding along at a walk and rolling a cigarette, with slack knees and relaxed seat, the reins lying on the animal's neck
At the same moment his teeth entered the back of the neck
, but too near the base in the lumpy shoulder muscles to permit the fangs to penetrate to the spinal cord.
The little audience of fierce anthropoids heard the creaking of their king's neck
mingling with his agonized shrieks and hideous roaring.
A tall, beautiful woman with a mass of plaited hair and much exposed plump white shoulders and neck
, round which she wore a double string of large pearls, entered the adjoining box rustling her heavy silk dress and took a long time settling into her place.
The close green walls of privet, that had bordered the principal walk, were two-thirds withered away, and the rest grown beyond all reasonable bounds; the old boxwood swan, that sat beside the scraper, had lost its neck
and half its body: the castellated towers of laurel in the middle of the garden, the gigantic warrior that stood on one side of the gateway, and the lion that guarded the other, were sprouted into such fantastic shapes as resembled nothing either in heaven or earth, or in the waters under the earth; but, to my young imagination, they presented all of them a goblinish appearance, that harmonised well with the ghostly legions and dark traditions our old nurse had told us respecting the haunted hall and its departed occupants.
That velvet was delicious; at home, looking at her neck
in the looking glass, Kitty had felt that that velvet was speaking.
The executioner knotted the cord firmly round the unfortunate man's neck
and was just about to swing him into the air, when the Sultan's purveyor dashed through the crowd, and cried, panting, to the hangman,
I like to toss my head about and hold it as high as any horse; but fancy now yourself, if you tossed your head up high and were obliged to hold it there, and that for hours together, not able to move it at all, except with a jerk still higher, your neck
aching till you did not know how to bear it.