With an Indian 'tis a matter of conscience; what he calls himself, he generally is--not that Chingachgook, which signifies Big Sarpent, is really a snake, big or little; but that he understands the windings and turnings
of human natur', and is silent, and strikes his enemies when they least expect him.
it sounds like two or three sleepers turning
I struck straight into the heath; I held on to a hollow I saw deeply furrowing the brown moorside; I waded knee-deep in its dark growth; I turned with its turnings
, and finding a moss-blackened granite crag in a hidden angle, I sat down under it.
And at the same time there emerged from scores of bye-streets, lanes, and nameless turnings
, innumerable people, carrying their dinners to the baker' shops.
I've been turning
it over and over in the night, and I think we'll set out to-morrow, while the fine days last.
I cried, "still able to turn water into wine by the divine power of your youth"; and then, turning
to the waiter, I ordered a bottle of No.
Wot ye, my lords,'' be said, turning
round to his train,
There was an astronomer, who had undertaken to place a sun-dial upon the great weathercock on the town-house, by adjusting the annual and diurnal motions of the earth and sun, so as to answer and coincide with all accidental turnings
of the wind.
I had an idea of its direction, though on my former visit I had not been able to get admission to it, so I led the way, and after a few wrong turnings
found myself opposite a low, arched oaken door, ribbed with iron bands.
This line, owing to the capricious turnings
of the Vindhia Mountains, did not pursue a straight course.
At the water's edge they stopped, turning
and glaring into the sea as though they presently expected Montgomery to arise therefrom and exact vengeance.
Bonacieux was acquainted with all the turnings
and windings of this part of the Louvre, appropriated for the people of the household.