As I stood talking with the girl I presently recollected that she still was bound, and with a word of apology, I drew my knife and cut the rawhide thongs
which confined her wrists at her back.
On her back she carried a rough earthen jar by means of a thong
passed through the handles of the great pitcher, which was round in shape and flattened at the sides.
The coachman catches his whip into a double thong
, and throws it to the hostler; the steam of the horses rises straight up into the air.
Perrault scaled it by a miracle, while Francois prayed for just that miracle; and with every thong
and sled lashing and the last bit of harness rove into a long rope, the dogs were hoisted, one by one, to the cliff crest.
The leaves were all coming out, the weather was brilliant; the boy came running to her flushed with health, singing, his bundle of school-books hanging by a thong
The different domestic implements of his one, two, or three wives, as the brave was of greater or lesser renown, were carelessly thrown at its side, and here and there the round, full, patient countenance of an infant might be found peeping from its comfortless wrappers of bark, as, suspended by a deer-skin thong
from the same post, it rocked in the passing air.
Meriones found a bow and quiver for Ulysses, and on his head he set a leathern helmet that was lined with a strong plaiting of leathern thongs
, while on the outside it was thickly studded with boar's teeth, well and skilfully set into it; next the head there was an inner lining of felt.
This is then divided into separate parcels, which, after being made up into stout packages, enveloped in successive folds of leaves, and bound round with thongs
of bark, are stored away in large receptacles hollowed in the earth, from whence they are drawn as occasion may require.
This was done after the Indian fashion, by drawing up the edges of the skin with thongs
, and keeping them distended by sticks or thwart pieces.
So he went in through the window, and, stooping over the man and the woman, cut their thongs
, pulling out the gags, and looked round the hut for some milk.
He seemed, in casting off his thongs
, to have taken on some of the Herculean quality of his own magnificent gesture.
All resistance had been rendered impossible to him by what was then called, in the style of the criminal chancellery, "the vehemence and firmness of the bonds" which means that the thongs
and chains probably cut into his flesh; moreover, it is a tradition of jail and wardens, which has not been lost, and which the handcuffs still preciously preserve among us, a civilized, gentle, humane people (the galleys and the guillotine in parentheses).
As the brute leaped past Tarzan to clutch his victim, the ape-man gave one superhuman wrench at the thongs
that held him.
For defence each man wore a coat of interlaced leathern thongs
, strengthened at the shoulder, elbow, and upper arm with slips of steel.
With nimble fingers he worked rapidly at the thongs
which held the door in place.