I tried it harder, and found that it was not really locked, but that the resistance came from the fact that the hinges
had fallen somewhat,and the heavy door rested on the floor.
yielded in their turn and fell, still holding in their grasp fragments of the wood, and the chest was open.
Long enough I stood where I had dropped, listening with all my being for some other sound; but at last that great studded door creaked and shivered on its ancient hinges
, and I heard voices arguing in the Portuguese tongue.
After two days' work, however, he succeeded in fashioning two massive hardwood hinges
, and with these he hung the door so that it opened and closed easily.
They had hinges
in the middle, and, when we were not looking, they nipped us with these hinges
in delicate parts of the body; and, while we were wrestling with one side of the hoop, and endeavouring to persuade it to do its duty, the other side would come behind us in a cowardly manner, and hit us over the head.
There was a door to the cabin--that is, something that was called a door--but the uncertain hinges
by which it was hung, and the large cracks in it, to say nothing of the fact that it was too small, made the room a very uncomfortable one.
Balashev took out the packet containing the Emperor's letter and laid it on the table (made of a door with its hinges
still hanging on it, laid across two barrels).
they unhook the hinges
of their wings and put them in a corner until they wake up again.
You may imagine how big this ear of corn was when I tell you that a single gold kernel formed a window, swinging outward upon hinges
, while a row of four kernels opened to make the front entrance.
The head could be turned to one side or the other, as he pleased, and the hinges
of the arms and legs allowed him to place the dummy in any position he desired.
He felt of the copper studs, he pulled upon the hinges
, and at last, by chance, he raised the cover of one.
All the bearing that the life of Jules de Vac has upon the history of England hinges
upon but two of his many attributes --his wonderful swordsmanship and his fearful hatred for his adopted country.