Gilbert was soon on his feet again.
He planted his feet firmly and made ready to spring.
Pete threw his feet over the wagon seat and dropped to the ground.
She kicked her feet and swung at him with her fists.
She came to her feet, stretching her body to its maximum height.
A little further ahead, they glimpsed a white flash of tail as a deer bounded crossed the trail no more than fifty feet ahead of them.
The third time that he thrust out the weapon there was a loud roar and a fall, and suddenly at his feet appeared the form of a great red bear, which was nearly as big as the horse and much stronger and fiercer.
He jumped to his feet and looked up at the kind gentleman.
I had no shoes for my feet, no coat for my back.
Speck was waiting for him, at his feet a creature Dusty couldn't identify.
Bordeaux hit the sand on his feet, a rifle in his hands.
Her bare feet made no noise as she moved across the room toward him, so when she reached his side he glanced up sharply.
She dashed on bare feet to intercept him, catching him with an index finger in the back of his belt.
The frozen sea beneath her feet was the color of tar, the black clouds above paused mid-swirl around a pop of blue sky in the storm's center.
Like the seventh and last wave that shatters a ship, that last irresistible wave burst from the rear and reached the front ranks, carrying them off their feet and engulfing them all.
If she just turned her head, she could see me, sitting comfortably a scant ten feet away in the darkened living room.
She swung her legs around and firmly planted her feet on the ground before accepting the hand he offered.
I pulled her to her feet and walked her out into the night.
In the hall beyond, most of the murmured conversation was taking place as feet tromped around the house.
Talon hauled her to her feet, holding her up by one arm when she wobbled.
He leaned against the wall a few feet from her, arms crossed and cold blue eyes on her.
His eyes were dark and warm like Bianca's, his frame just over six feet and still lanky, though he showed signs of starting to fill out.
He was the first to his feet and dragged her up the beach.
Old shoes will serve a hero longer than they have served his valet--if a hero ever has a valet--bare feet are older than shoes, and he can make them do.
With his head bent, and his big feet spread apart, he began explaining his reasons for thinking the abbe's plan chimerical.
Pierre removed his feet from the sofa.
He had a nightcap on his head and his feet were bare.
Carefully she moved her feet into a position with better leverage.
He took her hands and helped her to her feet, his voice becoming soft and gentle, his gaze mystic.
Something about her feet hitting the floor in the morning seemed to trigger her stomach.
With planning and diligence, his business would be on its feet in a few years and she would be working in the pediatric ward at the hospital.
He tucked his hands in his back pockets and shuffled his feet, the color in his face deepening.
I turned far enough to one side to see the lump of a body scarcely two feet away from me.
Just because I dropped at your feet whenever you called for five years doesn't mean I'll do it now.
He turned off the shower before lifting her and setting her on her feet in the middle of the bathroom.
Talon shoved her back into the valley with a snarled threat under his breath, and she hurried out of the trough again, breathing hard by the time she'd clambered twenty feet to the top.
Several squeals and grunts were instantly heard at his feet, but the Wizard could not discover a single piglet.
The Gargoyles were very small of stature, being less than three feet in height.
"You are at least six feet high, and that is higher than any other animal in this country," said the Steward.
I clung to her, trembling with joy to feel the earth under my feet once more.
The chief action of the battle of Borodino was fought within the seven thousand feet between Borodino and Bagration's fleches.
Her fall was brutally interrupted by a rock ledge about five feet down.
Multiple pairs of feet hurried down the hall and Connie was the first one through the door.
Why don't you curl up on the couch and get your bare feet off this cold floor?
I was dragged to my feet from behind by my captor as police burst through the door and the room ignited with the blinding glow of several flash lights.
At under five and a half feet, she wasn't sure how she was supposed to find her brother among the people around her.
Princip seized the opportunity and fired into the open car at a range of five feet, killing them both.
Some of this dust was kneaded by the feet and wheels, while the rest rose and hung like a cloud over the troops, settling in eyes, ears, hair, and nostrils, and worst of all in the lungs of the men and beasts as they moved along that road.
If you throw one more dead animal at my feet, I'm going to beat you over the head with it.
Startled, he jumped to his feet, dropping the umbrella.
Believing their danger past, they sprang from their ambush and, chirruping something in their shrill little voices and holding up their skirts, their bare little sunburned feet scampered merrily and quickly across the meadow grass.
A tall, bald-headed old man with a red nose, wearing a dressing gown and with galoshes on his bare feet, stood in the anteroom.
Only among the back rows of the people, who were all pressing toward the one spot, could sighs, groans, and the shuffling of feet be heard.
The tall youth, against whom he stumbled, seized his thin neck with his hands and, yelling wildly, fell with him under the feet of the pressing, struggling crowd.
With her bare feet she touched a sleeping man, stepped over him, and opened the door into the part of the hut where Prince Andrew lay.
Carmen was looking at someone behind the camera and Alex was looking at a girl who stood about five feet from him.
When he rose, her feet dangled high off the ground.
It felt good to be off her feet, even if only momentarily and in such a manner.
Bordeaux pushed to his feet and moved away from her, careful not to make any sudden movements that might be misinterpreted.
The body fell from the horse at Bordeaux's feet, but he barely noticed as he plunged to the sand on his chest.
Cassie had to smile when Bordeaux positioned himself in a spot less than ten feet from her and pretended to settle down for the night.
About 10 feet back into the cave water oozed from the wall, slowly dripping into a small rock pool.
His voice reached out to her from only a few feet away.
He carried her about a hundred yards and then set her on her feet, slapping her backside with a sting that brought tears to her eyes.
Her legs felt like posts, but she drug one foot in front of another until the ground under her feet seemed to change.
Unless someone knew the area, they could pass within a hundred feet of it and not know it was there.
The darkening shadows sharpened his features and highlighted the crows' feet around his eyes.
"Howie needs help putting his shoes on the right feet," Quinn grumbled.
The clouds far above were starting to swirl with hypnotic slowness, the rain beginning to fall again, and the sea beneath their feet rippling and shifting beneath the rubbery surface.
One brief spring, musical with the song of robin and mocking-bird, one summer rich in fruit and roses, one autumn of gold and crimson sped by and left their gifts at the feet of an eager, delighted child.
The treasures of a new, beautiful world were laid at my feet, and I took in pleasure and information at every turn.
As the days wore on, the drifts gradually shrunk, but before they were wholly gone another storm came, so that I scarcely felt the earth under my feet once all winter.
How well I remember the graceful draperies that enfolded me, the bright autumn leaves that wreathed my head, and the fruit and grain at my feet and in my hands, and beneath all the piety of the masque the oppressive sense of coming ill that made my heart heavy.
They laid their treasures at my feet, and I accepted them as we accept the sunshine and the love of our friends.
She showed me a tiny atze that very rich ladies in China wear because their feet never grow large.
One carried me in his arms so that my feet would not touch the water.
We went down a hundred and twenty feet in an elevator that we might see the violent eddies and whirlpools in the deep gorge below the Falls.
It is thrown across the gorge at a height of two hundred and fifty-eight feet above the water and is supported on each bank by towers of solid rock, which are eight hundred feet apart.
Then she got up and stood very still, as if listening with her feet for Mildred's "thump, thump."
Some I have seen, sixty or a hundred feet long and thirty feet broad....
It was of small dimensions, with a peaked cottage roof, and not much else to be seen, the dirt being raised five feet all around as if it were a compost heap.
She lighted a lamp to show me the inside of the roof and the walls, and also that the board floor extended under the bed, warning me not to step into the cellar, a sort of dust hole two feet deep.
One man says, in his despair or indifference to life, take up a handful of the earth at your feet, and paint your house that color.
I have thus a tight shingled and plastered house, ten feet wide by fifteen long, and eight-feet posts, with a garret and a closet, a large window on each side, two trap doors, one door at the end, and a brick fireplace opposite.
The sumach (Rhus glabra) grew luxuriantly about the house, pushing up through the embankment which I had made, and growing five or six feet the first season.
Sometimes one would circle round and round me in the woods a few feet distant as if tethered by a string, when probably I was near its eggs.
This is the result of my experience in raising beans: Plant the common small white bush bean about the first of June, in rows three feet by eighteen inches apart, being careful to select fresh round and unmixed seed.
Signs were hung out on all sides to allure him; some to catch him by the appetite, as the tavern and victualling cellar; some by the fancy, as the dry goods store and the jeweller's; and others by the hair or the feet or the skirts, as the barber, the shoemaker, or the tailor.
The surrounding hills rise abruptly from the water to the height of forty to eighty feet, though on the southeast and east they attain to about one hundred and one hundred and fifty feet respectively, within a quarter and a third of a mile.
I can remember when it was a foot or two lower, and also when it was at least five feet higher, than when I lived by it.
Whoever camps for a week in summer by the shore of a pond, needs only bury a pail of water a few feet deep in the shade of his camp to be independent of the luxury of ice.
You may see from a boat, in calm weather, near the sandy eastern shore, where the water is eight or ten feet deep, and also in some other parts of the pond, some circular heaps half a dozen feet in diameter by a foot in height, consisting of small stones less than a hen's egg in size, where all around is bare sand.
As near as he could remember, it stood twelve or fifteen rods from the shore, where the water was thirty or forty feet deep.
It was surprising to see how serenely he sailed off with unruffled breast when he came to the surface, doing all the work with his webbed feet beneath.
I amused myself one winter day with sliding this piecemeal across the pond, nearly half a mile, skating behind with one end of a log fifteen feet long on my shoulder, and the other on the ice; or I tied several logs together with a birch withe, and then, with a longer birch or alder which had a hook at the end, dragged them across.
When the farmers could not get to the woods and swamps with their teams, and were obliged to cut down the shade trees before their houses, and, when the crust was harder, cut off the trees in the swamps, ten feet from the ground, as it appeared the next spring.
He could hear me when I moved and cronched the snow with my feet, but could not plainly see me.
Walden, being like the rest usually bare of snow, or with only shallow and interrupted drifts on it, was my yard where I could walk freely when the snow was nearly two feet deep on a level elsewhere and the villagers were confined to their streets.
Heaven is under our feet is well as over our heads.
The greatest depth was exactly one hundred and two feet; to which may be added the five feet which it has risen since, making one hundred and seven.
The deepest part was found to be within one hundred feet of this, still farther in the direction to which I had inclined, and was only one foot deeper, namely, sixty feet.
It was a small cavity under ten feet of water; but I think that I can warrant the pond not to need soldering till they find a worse leak than that.
When two legs of my level were on the shore and the third on the ice, and the sights were directed over the latter, a rise or fall of the ice of an almost infinitesimal amount made a difference of several feet on a tree across the pond.
As it flows it takes the forms of sappy leaves or vines, making heaps of pulpy sprays a foot or more in depth, and resembling, as you look down on them, the laciniated, lobed, and imbricated thalluses of some lichens; or you are reminded of coral, of leopard's paws or birds' feet, of brains or lungs or bowels, and excrements of all kinds.
The whole bank, which is from twenty to forty feet high, is sometimes overlaid with a mass of this kind of foliage, or sandy rupture, for a quarter of a mile on one or both sides, the produce of one spring day.
I had not lived there a week before my feet wore a path from my door to the pond-side; and though it is five or six years since I trod it, it is still quite distinct.
The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men; and so with the paths which the mind travels.
Most have not delved six feet beneath the surface, nor leaped as many above it.
"Well, my boy, you'll get along wherever you go--foot or horse--that I'll warrant," said Shinshin, patting him on the shoulder and taking his feet off the sofa.
He had not finished the last verse before the young people began to get ready to dance in the large hall, and the sound of the feet and the coughing of the musicians were heard from the gallery.
All were silently crossing themselves, and the reading of the church service, the subdued chanting of deep bass voices, and in the intervals sighs and the shuffling of feet were the only sounds that could be heard.
Here! exclaimed different voices; and the heavy breathing of the bearers and the shuffling of their feet grew more hurried, as if the weight they were carrying were too much for them.
When he looked at my feet, friend... well, thinks I...
The sound of voices, the tramping feet, the horses' hoofs moving in mud, the crackling of wood fires near and afar, merged into one tremulous rumble.
"No good... no good..." said the prince rapidly, and thrusting his feet into his slippers and his arms into the sleeves of his dressing gown, he went to the couch on which he slept.
The officers were hurriedly drinking tea and breakfasting, the soldiers, munching biscuit and beating a tattoo with their feet to warm themselves, gathering round the fires throwing into the flames the remains of sheds, chairs, tables, wheels, tubs, and everything that they did not want or could not carry away with them.
The adjutants and battalion and regimental commanders mounted, crossed themselves, gave final instructions, orders, and commissions to the baggage men who remained behind, and the monotonous tramp of thousands of feet resounded.
Dolokhov who was in the midst of the crowd forced his way to the edge of the dam, throwing two soldiers off their feet, and ran onto the slippery ice that covered the millpool.
Rostov hurriedly put something on his feet, drew on his dressing gown, and went out.
Curving her arms, Natasha held out her skirts as dancers do, ran back a few steps, turned, cut a caper, brought her little feet sharply together, and made some steps on the very tips of her toes.
Noiselessly, skillfully stepping with his little feet in low shoes, Iogel flew first across the hall with Natasha, who, though shy, went on carefully executing her steps.
Without undressing, he lay down on the leather sofa in front of a round table, put his big feet in their overboots on the table, and began to reflect.
Two of the brothers led Pierre up to the altar, placed his feet at right angles, and bade him lie down, saying that he must prostrate himself at the Gates of the Temple.
A trench was dug three and a half feet wide, four feet eight inches deep, and eight feet long.
On each side of the trench, the earth was cut out to a breadth of about two and a half feet, and this did duty for bedsteads and couches.
I will fall at his feet and beseech him.
One night when the old countess, in nightcap and dressing jacket, without her false curls, and with her poor little knob of hair showing under her white cotton cap, knelt sighing and groaning on a rug and bowing to the ground in prayer, her door creaked and Natasha, also in a dressing jacket with slippers on her bare feet and her hair in curlpapers, ran in.
Her little feet in their white satin dancing shoes did their work swiftly, lightly, and independently of herself, while her face beamed with ecstatic happiness.
The angry borzois whined and getting free of the leash rushed past the horses' feet at the wolf.
The wolf crouched, gnashed her teeth, and again rose and bounded forward, followed at the distance of a couple of feet by all the borzois, who did not get any closer to her.
Faster still the two troykas flew side by side, and faster moved the feet of the galloping side horses.
From the back porch came the sound of feet descending the steps, the bottom step upon which snow had fallen gave a ringing creak and he heard the voice of an old maidservant saying, Straight, straight, along the path, Miss.
Through the study door came the sound of slippered feet and the cry: Spies, traitors, traitors everywhere!
She held her hand a couple of feet from the ground.
After five minutes of irksome, constrained conversation, they heard the sound of slippered feet rapidly approaching.
The cymbals and horns in the orchestra struck up more loudly, and this man with bare legs jumped very high and waved his feet about very rapidly.
At supper after the opera he described to Dolokhov with the air of a connoisseur the attractions of her arms, shoulders, feet, and hair and expressed his intention of making love to her.
"Go to the devil!" cried Anatole and, clutching his hair, left the room, but returned at once and dropped into an armchair in front of Dolokhov with his feet turned under him.
As they left the tavern in the twilight of the dawn, Rostov and Ilyin both glanced under the wet and glistening leather hood of the doctor's cart, from under the apron of which his feet were sticking out, and in the middle of which his wife's nightcap was visible and her sleepy breathing audible.
In the middle of the wood a brown hare with white feet sprang out and, scared by the tramp of the many horses, grew so confused that it leaped along the road in front of them for some time, arousing general attention and laughter, and only when several voices shouted at it did it dart to one side and disappear in the thicket.
He rushed at the barefooted Frenchman and, before the latter had time to draw his sword, knocked him off his feet and hammered him with his fists.
When they began to blindfold him he himself adjusted the knot which hurt the back of his head; then when they propped him against the bloodstained post, he leaned back and, not being comfortable in that position, straightened himself, adjusted his feet, and leaned back again more comfortably.
'Michael,' he says, 'come here and bow down to his feet; and you, young woman, you bow down too; and you, grandchildren, also bow down before him!
Now you've curled up and got warm, you daughter of a bitch! said Karataev, touching the dog that lay at his feet, and again turning over he fell asleep immediately.
Lay your respect and confidence at his feet and do not delay to unite with us!
His feet were bare.
Pierre first looked down the field across which vehicles and horsemen were passing that morning, then into the distance across the river, then at the dog who was pretending to be in earnest about biting him, and then at his bare feet which he placed with pleasure in various positions, moving his dirty thick big toes.
Every time he looked at his bare feet a smile of animated self-satisfaction flitted across his face.
From all sides, like the roar of the sea, were heard the rattle of wheels, the tramp of feet, and incessant shouts of anger and abuse.
"You see, I took him first thing at dawn," Tikhon continued, spreading out his flat feet with outturned toes in their bast shoes.
The sound of bare feet splashing through the mud was heard in the darkness, and the drummer boy came to the door.
The infantry of the detachment passed along the road and quickly disappeared amid the trees in the mist of early dawn, hundreds of feet splashing through the mud.
After the second day's march Pierre, having examined his feet by the campfire, thought it would be impossible to walk on them; but when everybody got up he went along, limping, and, when he had warmed up, walked without feeling the pain, though at night his feet were more terrible to look at than before.
At midday on the twenty-second of October Pierre was going uphill along the muddy, slippery road, looking at his feet and at the roughness of the way.
After she felt herself deserted by Princes Mary and alone in her grief, Natasha spent most of the time in her room by herself, sitting huddled up feet and all in the corner of the sofa, tearing and twisting something with her slender nervous fingers and gazing intently and fixedly at whatever her eyes chanced to fall on.
Some twenty men of the Sixth Company who were on their way into the village joined the haulers, and the wattle wall, which was about thirty- five feet long and seven feet high, moved forward along the village street, swaying, pressing upon and cutting the shoulders of the gasping men.
The handsome young soldier who had brought the wood, setting his arms akimbo, began stamping his cold feet rapidly and deftly on the spot where he stood.
"It's the steam that spoils them," he added, stretching out his feet toward the fire.
Yes, it's all very well, but when a man's feet are frozen how can he walk?
He remembered only the dull gray weather now rainy and now snowy, internal physical distress, and pains in his feet and side.
The blood rushed to Natasha's face and her feet involuntarily moved, but she could not jump up and run out.
She crawled out of bed, snapping on the light as her stocking feet hit the floor.
Beyond that, less than three feet separated the road from the edge of a cliff.
Glancing down at her sandaled feet, it occurred to her that she was hardly dressed for a walk in the woods.
He hesitated, looking down at his feet as he spoke.
She wanted to run but her feet wouldn't move.
She sat on her feet and huddled under the blanket, watching the flames grow.
It all appeared innocent until her feet touched the ground, and then he pulled her close, wrapping his arms around her as his lips sought hers hungrily.
That amount, if melted, would form a cube fifty-five feet on each side.
Almost all day long the house resounded with their running feet, their cries, and their spontaneous laughter.
The blood left her head in a race to her feet and her knees melted to follow.
She threw the covers back and gasped as her feet hit the cold floor.
The structure was just under seventy feet long and about twelve feet high; said to be the height designed to accommodate a wagon fully loaded with hay.
The grass had been mown short for about five feet on either side of the narrow drive, and a tangle of underbrush and trees lay beyond... freedom, or a barrier?
Betsy leapt to her feet and high-fived everyone in turn.
He sat down on the edge of the bed, staring at his feet... and then keeled over on the bed.
She struggled to get her feet beneath her before she finally found her footing in the sand.