It was bits and pieces of a telephone conversation with a mystery person.
They took their time, squatting on the dusty ground, letting minutes pass between bits of conversation.
The bits and pieces of who he was were there, disjointed and scattered.
Satisfied there was nothing left, he tore her prescriptions to bits before returning to the chair and stilling again into a statue.
Petrie found painted sherds of Cretan style at Kahun in the Fayum, and farther up the Nile, at Tell el-Amarna, chanced on bits of no fewer than Boo Aegean vases in 1889.
They hold in their hands books turned upside down, and pretend to read through spectacles in which for glass have been substituted bits of orange-peel."
He is said to have been poisoned (December 29, 1606) by his chancellor, Mihaly Katay, who was hacked to bits by Bocskay's adherents in the market-place of Kassa.
Their horses had severe bits, and were adorned with nose pieces, cheek pieces and saddle cloths.
Assyrian and afterwards Greek craftsmen working for Scythic employers were compelled to decorate these outlandish forms, which they did according to their own fashion: but there was also a native style with conventionalized beast decoration, which was almost always employed for the adornment of bits and horses' gear, and very often for weapons.
His tail was short and scraggly, and his harness had been broken in many places and fastened together again with cords and bits of wire.
I like this goal, and I would like to do it as well, but in bits, not bites.
Based on these two bits of knowledge, a procedure emerged, independently in several parts of the world, called variolation.
Centuries ago, North America saw a shortage of small coins, so large ones were cut into bits to circulate as small change.
Because of this, "two bits" is still slang for twenty-five cents in the United States.
In the modern age, money is once again represented by bits, but a different kind altogether: Money went from gold to paper and is now digital.
Curled up in a corner of the seat I amused myself for hours making funny little holes in bits of cardboard.
Just as the wonder-working mantle of the Nautilus changes the material it absorbs from the water and makes it a part of itself, so the bits of knowledge one gathers undergo a similar change and become pearls of thought.
The tongue is so serviceable a member (taking all sorts of shapes, just as is wanted),--the teeth, the lips, the roof of the mouth, all ready to help, and so heap up the sound of the voice into the solid bits which we call consonants, and make room for the curiously shaped breathings which we call vowels!
He has found out that doors have locks, and that little sticks and bits of paper can be got into the key-hole quite easily; but he does not seem very eager to get them out after they are in.
When Helen came upstairs for her lesson, I arranged the objects on the table as usual, except that the cake, which I always give her in bits as a reward when she spells a word quickly and correctly, was not there.
They lay mingled with other natural stones, some of which bore the marks of having been burned by Indian fires, and some by the sun, and also bits of pottery and glass brought hither by the recent cultivators of the soil.
But the bits left over? said the Frenchman again and smiled.
"What does he want the bits for?" said Karataev.
And handing back the odd bits he turned and went out.
"All right, all right," he said, throwing the bits under the table.
This evening he listened to Pierre in a sort of trance, and fancy--as we were going in to supper I looked and he had broken everything on my table to bits, and he told me of it himself at once!