At this the robber ran back as fast as he could to his comrades, and told the captain how a horrid witch had got into the house, and had spat at him and scratched his face with her long bony
fingers; how a man with a knife in his hand had hidden himself behind the door, and stabbed him in the leg; how a black monster stood in the yard and struck him with a club, and how the devil had sat upon the top of the house and cried out, 'Throw the rascal up here
Of course no good could come of this; and when, a few years later, poor Chivers finally died in a mad- house, his widow (draped in strange weeds) again pulled up stakes and departed with Ellen, who had grown into a tall bony
girl with conspicuous eyes.
One brute had an eye out; another had his tail sawed off close, like a rabbit, and was proud of it; another had a bony
ridge running from his neck to his tail, like one of those ruined aqueducts one sees about Rome, and had a neck on him like a bowsprit; they all limped, and had sore backs, and likewise raw places and old scales scattered about their persons like brass nails in a hair trunk; their gaits were marvelous to contemplate, and replete with variety under way the procession looked like a fleet in a storm.
Van Busche Taylor was a very thin man with a large, bald head, bony
and shining; and under the great dome of his skull his face, yellow, with deep lines in it, looked very small.
Grimaud seized his arm in his bony
fingers, and pointed to the bed, upon the sheets of which the livid tints of death already showed.
Sonya, shaking off some down which clung to her and tucking away the verses in the bosom of her dress close to her bony
little chest, ran after Natasha down the passage into the sitting room with flushed face and light, joyous steps.
The old man paused with a blank stare for a little while, holding the one key erect on the ring; then with an agitated jerk he began to work with his bony
left hand at emptying the tin box before him.
It was a big horse, tall and bony
, with long legs and large knees and feet.
and she pointed her long bony
finger straight at the boy.
And then about him coiled the great, slimy folds of a hideous monster of that prehistoric deep--a mighty serpent of the sea, with fanged jaws, and darting forked tongue, with bulging eyes, and bony
protuberances upon head and snout that formed short, stout horns.
His hands were outstretched, claw-like and bony
, his eyes were fierce as a wild cat's.
His hands were bony
claws, his emaciated face a sheer death's-head.