skull


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My first idea, now, was mere surprise at the really remarkable similarity of outline - at the singular coincidence involved in the fact, that unknown to me, there should have been a skull upon the other side of the parchment, immediately beneath my figure of the scarabæus, and that this skull, not only in outline, but in size, should so closely resemble my drawing.
There was a boat lying upon a sea-coast, and not far from the boat was a parchment - not a paper - with a skull depicted upon it.
Then he took a skull and held it in his hand, and looked reflectively upon it, after the manner of the grave-digger when he discourses of Yorick.
She sought every where for him whose eyes had used to look tenderly into hers out of this poor skull, but she could not find him.
Like the jed who had brought me, he was frightfully scarred, and also decorated with the breastplate of human skulls and dried dead hands which seemed to mark all the greater warriors among the Warhoons, as well as to indicate their awful ferocity, which greatly transcends even that of the Tharks.
"Better not ask," said Peg again, with another glance at the skull.
"What bothers me," remarked Peter absently, "is that skull. Do you suppose Peg really finds things out by it?"
Portions of three human skulls. Several tufts of black and blonde hair.
When the long comrade had made these preparations, he looked towards Mr Tappertit; and Mr Tappertit, flourishing the bone, knocked nine times therewith upon one of the skulls. At the ninth stroke, a third young gentleman emerged from the door leading to the skittle ground, and bowing low, awaited his commands.
At one place, they observed a field decorated with buffalo skulls, arranged in circles, curves, and other mathematical figures, as if for some mystic rite or ceremony.
So let us cease this talk of skull crushing and converse upon more pleasant subjects.
As Owen has remarked, the benefit derived from the yielding of the separate pieces in the act of parturition of mammals, will by no means explain the same construction in the skulls of birds.
In the full-grown creature the skull will measure at least twenty feet in length.
A striking feature of the decorations consisted of several engaged columns set into the walls at no regular intervals, the capitals of each supporting a human skull the cranium of which touched the ceiling, as though the latter was supported by these grim reminders either of departed relatives or of some hideous tribal rite--Bradley could not but wonder which.
- THE MAN WHO LOVES NOT GRAVES AND COFFINS AND SKULLS. - HARRIS MAD.