Half wild with meeting an obstacle we had so little anticipated, I threw myself desperately against it, crushing to the ground the canes
with which I came in contact, and, rising to my feet again, repeated the action with like effect.
'Now,' said Squeers, giving the desk a great rap with his cane
, which made half the little boys nearly jump out of their boots, 'is that physicking over?'
But deck out the same article in gorgeous raiment and fine linen, and he will strut down the main thoroughfare, swinging his cane
and looking at the girls as perky as a bantam cock.
Where did he find that cane
?" Then he added: "It is probable that his suspicion--more than that, his reasoning --has led him to lay his hand on something tangible.
"Now, Pistache, my good dog, jump the height of this cane
for Madame de Montbazon."
One side crushed the cane
well, but the other side was too open.
"Yes," said the governor, "or if not I am the greatest dolt in the world; now you will see whether I have got the headpiece to govern a whole kingdom;" and he ordered the cane
to be broken in two, there, in the presence of all.
Bumble, grasping his cane
tightly, as was his wont when working into a passion: 'juries is ineddicated, vulgar, grovelling wretches.'
Mr Swiveller appeared to think the they implied some mental struggle consequent upon the powerful effect of his address, for he poked his friend with his cane
and whispered his conviction that he had administered 'a clincher,' and that he expected a commission on the profits.
Creakle folded his arms, cane
and all, upon his chest, and made such a knot of his brows that his little eyes were hardly visible below them;
"What, are you descended from the great condottiere Facino Cane
, whose lands won by the sword were taken by the Dukes of Milan?"
She appealed to Sir Patrick, poised easily on his ivory cane
, and looking out at the lawn-party, the picture of venerable innocence.
He had in his hand a heavy cane
, with which he was trifling; but he answered never a word, and seemed to listen with an ill-contained impatience.
One long, lanky man, with long hair and a big white fur stovepipe hat on the back of his head, and a crooked-handled cane
, marked out the places on the ground where Boggs stood and where Sherburn stood, and the people following him around from one place to t'other and watching everything he done, and bob- bing their heads to show they understood, and stoop- ing a little and resting their hands on their thighs to watch him mark the places on the ground with his cane
; and then he stood up straight and stiff where Sherburn had stood, frowning and having his hat-brim down over his eyes, and sung out, "Boggs!" and then fetched his cane
down slow to a level, and says "Bang!" staggered backwards, says "Bang!" again, and fell down flat on his back.
"Dark complexion; hair, eyebrows, and whiskers, black; blue frock-coat, buttoned up to the chin; rosette of an officer of the Legion of Honor in his button-hole; a hat with wide brim, and a cane