There is not one of those scratches
that has not a meaning.
Upon the face were many severe scratches
, and, upon the throat, dark bruises, and deep indentations of finger nails, as if the deceased had been throttled to death.
Praise be God, I no fly down into the lake,” returned the Frenchman, with a visage that was divided between pain, occasioned by a few large scratches
that he had received in forcing his head through the crust, and the look of complaisance that seemed natural to his pliable features.
and in what," asked Monk, "in what can the stroke of a pin which scratches
another tickle your skin?
Locked doors showed that the owner was away, and a few rude - sometimes very rude - chalk or paint scratches
told where he had gone.
Even without the lens you will perceive, by the scratches
on this ward, where the pressure was applied.
The kindly dimness of the weak candle abstracted from her form and features the little blemishes which sunlight might have revealed--the stubble scratches
upon her wrists, and the weariness of her eyes--her high enthusiasm having a transfiguring effect upon the face which had been her undoing, showing it as a thing of immaculate beauty, with a touch of dignity which was almost regal.
His boots were, on a small scale, the boots of a ploughman, while his legs, so crossed and recrossed with scratches
that they looked like maps, were bare below a very short pair of plaid drawers finished off with two frills of perfectly different patterns.
The woodwork was cut, and the scratches
showed white through the paint, as if they had been that instant done.
In an infinite number of half-obliterated scratches
he tried to convey to her the possibility that although human beings are woefully ill-adapted for communication, still, such communion is the best we know; moreover, they make it possible for each to have access to another world independent of personal affairs, a world of law, of philosophy, or more strangely a world such as he had had a glimpse of the other evening when together they seemed to be sharing something, creating something, an ideal--a vision flung out in advance of our actual circumstances.
We were having another look among the bushes for David's lost worsted ball, and instead of the ball we found a lovely nest made of the worsted, and containing four eggs, with scratches
on them very like David's handwriting, so we think they must have been the mother's love-letters to the little ones inside.
So the Captain-General took Eureka from the arms of the now weeping Dorothy and in spite of the kitten's snarls and scratches
carried it away to prison.