receptacle


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With two spatulate hands the handling-machine was digging out and flinging masses of clay into the pear-shaped receptacle above, while with another arm it periodically opened a door and removed rusty and black- ened clinkers from the middle part of the machine.
In one hand he bore a light, in the other a receptacle containing a gruel-like mixture--the common prison fare of Barsoom.
He was a madman ever to have invested in so obvious and obtrusive a receptacle for treasure.
Next we went to visit the Morgue, that horrible receptacle for the dead who die mysteriously and leave the manner of their taking off a dismal secret.
This apparatus had been so ingeniously combined that it did not weigh more than seven hundred pounds, even including twenty-five gallons of water in another receptacle.
Evidently soil formed of decomposed lava had rested there, and in due course had become the receptacle of seeds deposited by birds.
The key was in the lock, and a few moments of investigation and experimentation were rewarded with the successful opening of the receptacle.
the peasant of Rocaillet had the beautiful, noble, simple death of the fruit of the earth, going to the common receptacle of all mortal beings, with no sense that he was torn away.
From this receptacle issued the strange sound that I had heard.
In the cabin were arms and ammunition, and hidden in a secret receptacle in the cabin table was one of those infernal machines, the construction of which had occupied much of Paulvitch's spare time when he had stood high in the confidence of the Nihilists of his native land.
If she only had some little receptacle in which to carry water, even a small amount would tide her over until the following night; but she had nothing and so she must content herself as best she could with the juices of the fruit and tubers she had gathered.
Granet paused in shaking the silver receptacle, and laid it down.
This was done by dumping them into a spinning receptacle that went at a rate of a few thousand revolutions a minute, tearing the matter from the clothes by centrifugal force.
she continued, turning fiercely upon the partner of her existence and legitimate receptacle of all her superfluous wrath.
I was a poised and motionless receptacle for all that quantity of wine.