At the sound of a cawing overhead I looked up at the huge fighting-machine that would fight no more for ever, at the tattered red shreds
of flesh that dripped down upon the overturned seats on the summit of Primrose Hill.
Only a few shreds
of clothes could still be distinguished, but there were the remains of boots upon the bony feet, and it was very clear that the dead man was a European.
For Heaven's sake don't get started on a new problem when your nerves are all in shreds
But this encompassment of her own characterization, based on shreds
of convention, peopled by phantoms and voices antipathetic to her, was a sorry and mistaken creation of Tess's fancy--a cloud of moral hobgoblins by which she was terrified without reason.
With a sudden movement she tore the letter in shreds
and sent them fluttering off into the snow.
Her voice seemed to rip the air into a million shreds
and stamp on them.
The floor is bare, except that one old mat, trodden to shreds
of rope-yarn, lies perishing upon the hearth.
It was here that the brave Abbe wrote a book with his own blood, with a pen made of a piece of iron hoop, and by the light of a lamp made out of shreds
of cloth soaked in grease obtained from his food; and then dug through the thick wall with some trifling instrument which he wrought himself out of a stray piece of iron or table cutlery and freed Dantes from his chains.
With his hair in disorder and matted on his forehead, his dress torn and covered with dust and plaster, his linen in shreds
, the king never rested until his strength was utterly exhausted, and it was not until then that he clearly understood the pitiless thickness of the walls, the impenetrable nature of the cement, invincible to every influence but that of time, and that he possessed no other weapon but despair.
Had I not known you were Dorothy's friends I might have torn you both into shreds
in order to escape your terrible gaze.
The tiger was now upon the bull's broad back, clinging to the huge neck with powerful fangs while its long, strong talons ripped the heavy hide into shreds
First, he may find his way to England and upset the applecart; secondly, I've only the shreds
of a conscience, but I can't leave a man whom I'm robbing of a fortune in a state of semi-slavery, as I daresay he is, and the third reason is perhaps the strongest of all; but I'm not going to tell it you.