pierced


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having a hole cut through

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Put your back ag'in this wall," said old Mazey, pointing to the long wall -- pierced at irregular intervals with windows looking out over a courtyard and fish-pond -- which formed the right-hand side of the corridor, as Magdalen now stood.
When he cared to talk, he talked well; but, the cloud of caring for nothing, which overshadowed him with such a fatal darkness, was very rarely pierced by the light within him.
Assuredly, among these flushed and dull-eyed men there were some whom--thanks to their native human-kindness--even riot could never drive into brutality; men who, when their cheeks were fresh, had felt the keen point of sorrow or remorse, had been pierced by the reeds they leaned on, or had lightly put their limbs in fetters from which no struggle could loose them; and under these sad circumstances, common to us all, their thoughts could find no resting-place outside the ever-trodden round of their own petty history.
All about us lay the bodies of dead people, scores of them--old men, young men, women, children, little babies at the breast --there they lay among the burnt huts, pierced with assegai wounds.
The tire of the front wheel had been pierced, and a great thorn was protruding from the place.
They squeezed the heads of some with knotted cords till they pierced their brains, while they threw others into dungeons swarming with serpents, snakes, and toads.
They entered a room as long as the wall of the house, pierced on one side by four tall windows, between which square pillars, with Corinthian capitals supporting the cornice, were half sunk in the wall.
It was still quite early, and the coldest morning that I think I ever was abroad in--a chill that pierced into the marrow.
Here it was impossible for me to advance a step; for the stalks were so interwoven, that I could not creep through, and the beards of the fallen ears so strong and pointed, that they pierced through my clothes into my flesh.
Cloudless, and pierced by one solitary star, a copper-green sky gleamed through the windows.
The count saw that the window had been pierced by a bullet at a man's height.
We determined, however, to explore it, but had not gone far when we found a roc's egg, as large as the one I had seen before and evidently very nearly hatched, for the beak of the young bird had already pierced the shell.
Filled with joy, he made his way to the top of the mountain which pierced the clouds, and there he found a palace.
Travelling hard all night, we found ourselves next morning past the plain; but the road we were in was not more commodious, the points of the rocks pierced our feet; to increase our perplexities we were alarmed with the approach of an armed troop, which our fear immediately suggested to be the Galles, who chiefly beset these passes of the mountains; we put ourselves on the defensive, and expected them, whom, upon a more exact examination, we found to be only a caravan of merchants come as usual to fetch salt.
Others have been drawn out, not without trouble, from the bottoms of ships, which they had pierced through and through, as a gimlet pierces a barrel.