alpenstock


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a stout staff with a metal point

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Winterbourne presently released the child, who departed, dragging his alpenstock along the path.
Browning, in his reply, reworks Ruskin's disapproving account of this arduous journey into a celebration of the dynamism of his poetry: "You ought, I think, to keep pace with the thought tripping from ledge to ledge of my 'glaciers,' as you call them; not stand poking your alpenstock into the holes, and demonstrating that no foot could have stood there;--suppose it sprang over there?
Mayne fetched an alpenstock from a corner of the hall; it was decorated with a long succession of names, which ribbon-like, were twisted round and round it, carved in the wood.
It carries a knapsack on its back, and an alpenstock in its hand.
Nuestro ultimo espectaculo es Alpenstock, de Remi de Vos, un autor frances.
And the young Tannhauser, the young Siegfried, this young Balder beautiful strode, climbing down the rocks, marching and swinging with his alpenstock.
When out of a total, determined, sleepless opposition to the alien ambiance and the whole adult society Randolph (sporting knickerbockers, red stockings, a provocative cravat, and brandishing an oversize sharp alpenstock to boot) cries (specifies) in his hard, truculent little voice for all the world to hear: "'I'm going up the Alps
Mountain Europeans gave the walking stick the name, Alpenstock, meaning Alpine stick.
He went uninjured, too,--I had the murderous impulse to harpoon him in the back with my alpenstock, but as I raised the weapon the disposition left me; I found I hadn't the heart to kill him, he was such a joyous, innocent, good-natured numscull [sic]' (p.
It seems that in 1471, Ferdinand Balboa Warner, your great-great-grandfather, while looking for a shortcut to the city of Burbank, had stumbled on the shores of Africa and, raising his alpenstock (which he later turned in for a hundred shares of the common), named it Casablanca.