She adopted, indeed, a condescending tone towards that poor island, which was now advancing chilly crocuses and nipped
violets in nooks, in copses, in cosy corners, tended by rosy old gardeners in mufflers, who were always touching their hats and bobbing obsequiously.
Farebrother, the Vicar's white-haired mother, befrilled and kerchiefed with dainty cleanliness, up right, quick-eyed, and still under seventy; Miss Noble, her sister, a tiny old lady of meeker aspect, with frills and kerchief decidedly more worn and mended; and Miss Winifred Farebrother, the Vicar's elder sister, well-looking like himself, but nipped
and subdued as single women are apt to be who spend their lives in uninterrupted subjection to their elders.
Darling, who took a cab and nipped
in first, and so he got her.
Personally, I am prone to believe that it brought about the destruction of the Folk; that we, a branch of lower life budding toward the human, were nipped
short off and perished down by the roaring surf where the river entered the sea.
But there was that in him deeper than all the law he had learned, than the customs that had moulded him, than his love for the master, than the very will to live of himself; and when, in the moment of his indecision, Collie nipped
him and scampered off, he turned and followed after.
When a dog slipped or faltered, the one behind nipped
his hind quarters.
off the tails and paws and feet of the Mice with their jaws, while spears only beat on them.
A crocodile took me, just as I was half-way across, and nipped
off my right leg as clean as a surgeon could have done it, just above the knee.