He put his foot in the stirrup.
Carmen put a foot on the first step and then heard voices.
The possibility of escape was nil so secure was our twelve foot square cell.
He tested her foot for circulation.
Then he set out on foot to walk to another city.
He turned and walked away, his head nearly a foot above the others.
Without Pierre, she'd never set foot in such a dangerous situation.
She stayed around the house, propping her foot up whenever she sat down, and by evening it was only a little sore.
In some places, within my own remembrance, the pines would scrape both sides of a chaise at once, and women and children who were compelled to go this way to Lincoln alone and on foot did it with fear, and often ran a good part of the distance.
These trees were alive and apparently flourishing at midsummer, and many of them had grown a foot, though completely girdled; but after another winter such were without exception dead.
(Lepus, levipes, light-foot, some think.)
A thermometer thrust into the middle of Walden on the 6th of March, 1847, stood at 32º, or freezing point; near the shore at 33º; in the middle of Flint's Pond, the same day, at 32º; at a dozen rods from the shore, in shallow water, under ice a foot thick, at 36º.
On the 13th of March, after I had heard the bluebird, song sparrow, and red-wing, the ice was still nearly a foot thick.
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.
After a few more turns of the lathe he removed his foot from the pedal, wiped his chisel, dropped it into a leather pouch attached to the lathe, and, approaching the table, summoned his daughter.
He bowed his head and scraped first with one foot and then with the other, awkwardly, like a child at a dancing lesson.
Sometimes through the monotonous waves of men, like a fleck of white foam on the waves of the Enns, an officer, in a cloak and with a type of face different from that of the men, squeezed his way along; sometimes like a chip of wood whirling in the river, an hussar on foot, an orderly, or a townsman was carried through the waves of infantry; and sometimes like a log floating down the river, an officers' or company's baggage wagon, piled high, leather covered, and hemmed in on all sides, moved across the bridge.
He died in the road at the foot of Brister's Hill shortly after I came to the woods, so that I have not remembered him as a neighbor.
"Don't kick up the dust, you infantry!" jested an hussar whose prancing horse had splashed mud over some foot soldiers.
The ice, that had held under those on foot, collapsed in a great mass, and some forty men who were on it dashed, some forward and some back, drowning one another.
Prince Andrew entered and paused facing her at the foot of the sofa on which she was lying.
What a foot, my dear fellow!
When Balashev had ended, Napoleon again took out his snuffbox, sniffed at it, and stamped his foot twice on the floor as a signal.
Now he rode beside Ilyin under the birch trees, occasionally plucking leaves from a branch that met his hand, sometimes touching his horse's side with his foot, or, without turning round, handing a pipe he had finished to an hussar riding behind him, with as calm and careless an air as though he were merely out for a ride.
He could already see how these men, who looked so small at the foot of the hill, jostled and overtook one another, waving their arms and their sabers in the air.
One Uhlan stopped, another who was on foot flung himself to the ground to avoid being knocked over, and a riderless horse fell in among the hussars.
The French dragoon officer was hopping with one foot on the ground, the other being caught in the stirrup.
He hurriedly but vainly tried to get his foot out of the stirrup and did not remove his frightened blue eyes from Rostov's face.
Some hussars who galloped up disengaged his foot and helped him into the saddle.
She returned to the garden and sat down on the grass at the foot of the slope by the pond, where no one could see her.
There were also small scratch groups of foot and horse, and groups of peasants and landowners that remained unknown.
Tikhon did not like riding, and always went on foot, never lagging behind the cavalry.
Petya put his foot in the stirrup.
The next morning her foot felt better and there was no swelling.
Many a lusty crest--waving Hector, that towered a whole foot above his crowding comrades, fell before my weapon and rolled in the dust.
Zherkov touched his horse with the spurs; it pranced excitedly from foot to foot uncertain with which to start, then settled down, galloped past the company, and overtook the carriage, still keeping time to the song.
The eyes of all the soldiers turned toward the women, and while the vehicle was passing at foot pace all the soldiers' remarks related to the two young ones.
At the foot of the hill lay wasteland over which a few groups of our Cossack scouts were moving.
Prince Andrew glanced at Kutuzov's face only a foot distant from him and involuntarily noticed the carefully washed seams of the scar near his temple, where an Ismail bullet had pierced his skull, and the empty eye socket.
Prince Andrew smiled involuntarily as he looked at the artillery officer Tushin, who silent and smiling, shifting from one stockinged foot to the other, glanced inquiringly with his large, intelligent, kindly eyes from Prince Andrew to the staff officer.
The sound of musketry at the foot of the hill, now diminishing, now increasing, seemed like someone's breathing.
At the foot of the hill, a pale hussar cadet, supporting one hand with the other, came up to Tushin and asked for a seat.
Anatole stood with his right thumb under a button of his uniform, his chest expanded and his back drawn in, slightly swinging one foot, and, with his head a little bent, looked with beaming face at the princess without speaking and evidently not thinking about her at all.
But Anatole's expression, though his eyes were fixed on her, referred not to her but to the movements of Mademoiselle Bourienne's little foot, which he was then touching with his own under the clavichord.
Then all at once he raised his eyebrows, abruptly touched his horse with his left foot, and galloped on.
Rostov saw how the Emperor's rather round shoulders shuddered as if a cold shiver had run down them, how his left foot began convulsively tapping the horse's side with the spur, and how the well-trained horse looked round unconcerned and did not stir.
Passing behind one of the lines of a regiment of Foot Guards he heard a voice calling him by name.
Dolokhov--now an officer--wounded in the arm, and on foot, with the regimental commander on horseback and some ten men of his company, represented all that was left of that whole regiment.
Natasha had put on one spurred boot and was just getting her foot into the other.
He came out from behind the chairs, clasped his partner's hand firmly, threw back his head, and advanced his foot, waiting for the beat.
He glided silently on one foot half across the room, and seeming not to notice the chairs was dashing straight at them, when suddenly, clinking his spurs and spreading out his legs, he stopped short on his heels, stood so a second, stamped on the spot clanking his spurs, whirled rapidly round, and, striking his left heel against his right, flew round again in a circle.
They were half clad, hungry, too weak to get away on foot and had no means of obtaining a conveyance.
I cannot, because the law is stronger than I, and he raised his foot to the stirrup.
When he put his foot down it sank in.
Seeing that her mother was still praying she ran on tiptoe to the bed and, rapidly slipping one little foot against the other, pushed off her slippers and jumped onto the bed the countess had feared might become her grave.
Then with no less fear and delight they saw how the young count, red in the face and with bloodshot eyes, dragged Mitenka out by the scruff of the neck and applied his foot and knee to his behind with great agility at convenient moments between the words, shouting, Be off!
We'll gag her! and, changing his position, set his foot on the wolf's neck.
He accompanied them on foot as far as the bridge that could not be crossed, so that they had to go round by the ford, and he sent huntsmen to ride in front with lanterns.
God is my witness, I did not know, muttered the old man, and after looking Natasha over from head to foot he went out.
He drew his left foot out of the stirrup and, lurching with his whole body and puckering his face with the effort, raised it with difficulty onto the saddle, leaned on his knee, groaned, and slipped down into the arms of the Cossacks and adjutants who stood ready to assist him.
Cossacks, foot and horse soldiers, wagons, caissons, and cannon were everywhere.
One of the wounded, an old soldier with a bandaged arm who was following the cart on foot, caught hold of it with his sound hand and turned to look at Pierre.
Pierre got up and, having told them to harness and overtake him, went on foot through the town.
Two officers, one with a scarf over his uniform and mounted on a lean, dark-gray horse, the other in an overcoat and on foot, stood at the corner of Ilyinka Street, talking.
One shot struck a French soldier's foot, and from behind the screens came the strange sound of a few voices shouting.
Natasha did not move, though her little bare foot, thrust out from under the quilt, was growing cold on the bare floor.
Stepping cautiously from one foot to the other she ran like a kitten the few steps to the door and grasped the cold door handle.
Like the others this fifth man seemed calm; he wrapped his loose cloak closer and rubbed one bare foot with the other.
The Emperor with a rapid glance scanned Kutuzov from head to foot, frowned for an instant, but immediately mastering himself went up to the old man, extended his arms and embraced him.
Felipa left Carmen at the foot of the stairs, striding off without another word.
He paused at the foot of the stairs and gazed down at her.
Kicking his foot free of the stirrup, he offered her a hand, never taking his eyes off Señor Medena.
Carmen accepted the outstretched hand and placed a foot in the vacated stirrup.
We've got some three foot drifts on the road out here.
She tentatively lifted a foot into the front seat, and knew a moment of panic when her sandal heel caught in the hem of her dress.
Exhaustion left her feeling cold and weak, which was probably why her foot slipped on the edge of a rock.
Her sandals raised little puffs of dust every time she put a foot down in the soft dirt.
As the path turned, the broad side of a metal building came into view, nestled at the foot of a cliff.
The ground gave way under her foot, and with a sickening lurch of her heart, she plunged downward.
She lit with one foot underneath her body, and the momentum of her fall threw her forward - over the ledge.
She put the offending foot on the ground, tentatively applying a little weight, clamping a hand over her mouth to stop the cry of pain.
Giddon deposited Lisa on the animal's back and, putting a foot in the stirrup, swung up behind her.
His big hands were surprisingly gentle as he wrapped her foot and secured it with tiny safety pins.
Yancey, help her into the other room and make her get that foot up for the evening.
She started to shut the door, but he had the storm door open and his foot in the door before she could react.
That still left her a good five inches short of his six-foot-two.
I always wind up with my foot in my mouth.
It turned its head and watched as she placed a foot in the stirrup.
Now put your other foot in the stirrup.
His foot pressed harder on the accelerator and the car jumped forward.
Adrienne screamed, cramming her foot into the floor as if she, too, had a break pedal.
Her legs felt like posts, but she drug one foot in front of another until the ground under her feet seemed to change.
She stamped her foot with impatience.
She ran to the horse and lifted her skirt high enough to get a foot into the stirrup.
You don't have to wait on me hand and foot, you know.
He drew his mount to a halt beside her and kicked one foot free of the stirrup, offering a hand up.
Wasting no time, she jabbed her left foot in the stirrup and lifted her hand to be swallowed in his.
You can run away from him, stay in the same relationship, or set your foot down and get things back into control.
My six foot frame more than filled the bed.
I sat at the desk as he reclined on the bed, more suitable to his five foot seven frame.
Bowing to Quinn's and Martha's suggestions, the sunny morning was spent huddled together in a 1964 fourteen foot Starcraft, spinning around the lake.
Most of the store fronts were boarded up and a fifty foot blackened gap separated the two largest structures.
I'm petrified I'll put my foot in my mouth and screw it up.
There was a four foot wide Double Christian Door, Indian Shutters and "Pumpkin Pine" colored wide board flooring.
I'd probably blow my foot off.
Darkness engulfed me as I felt his foot kick my side repeatedly.
I couldn't tell if the look he gave me was incredulity or concern but he grabbed my arm and led me outside where a suited man who must have topped six foot five was walking toward us.
He couldn't sense the Other and paused at the foot of the sweeping, grand staircase leading to the second floor.
Yully spun out as she shoved her foot to the floor again, wincing when she hit him and drove him into the side of the garage.
She did, stepping apprehensively to the foot of Sean's body.
The minute he sets foot in Ireland, there will be no way to keep things quiet.
Han nodded, and Damian trotted into the 20,000-square-foot mansion in the middle of the Arizona desert he called home.
One foot was immediately soaked.
"Who the hell put a pool here?" he demanded, pulling his right foot out of the shallow end of an in-ground pool.
"Y'all need to learn to ask before setting foot in my house," he warned.
Martha rose and began to pace across the room, putting one foot toe to heel in front of the other, as if walking a tight rope.
He pushed the box forward with his foot toward Joseph Dawkins.
Or, more intriguingly, perhaps one of the auction's bargain foot lockers contained the remains of the actual skeleton!
Dawkins asked as he waved a foot at the cat, who scurried back and repeated her greeting.
While the walk was less than a half-mile, Ouray's 7,800-foot elevation and the uphill rise caused Dean to quicken his breathing—one more reminder to get in shape.
The group left the Jeep and spent more than an hour on foot with Cynthia taking infinite care with each of her photos.
He could still hear her stifled sobs as he cautiously moved down the slope, wedging his foot against rocks and small vegetation for purchase.
He reached the edge of the tall roof, stepped one foot out into the air, and walked into space as calmly as if he were on firm ground.
"Yes; but it's lots of fun, if it IS strange," remarked the small voice of the kitten, and Dorothy turned to find her pet walking in the air a foot or so away from the edge of the roof.
At the foot of the stairs was a sign reading:
Suddenly he stopped at the foot of a tree.
The gardener answered: A year ago, as I was spading in my garden, I saw something fall at the foot of a palm tree.
Suddenly my ecstasy gave place to terror; for my foot struck against a rock and the next instant there was a rush of water over my head.
At the foot of the mountain there was a railroad, and the children watched the trains whiz by.
But, unfortunately, I struck my foot on a rock and fell forward into the cold water.
I have seen Penobscot Indians, in this town, living in tents of thin cotton cloth, while the snow was nearly a foot deep around them, and I thought that they would be glad to have it deeper to keep out the wind.
When the night arrived, to quote their own words--He laid us on the bed with himself and his wife, they at the one end and we at the other, it being only planks laid a foot from the ground and a thin mat upon them.
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.
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.
That devilish Iron Horse, whose ear-rending neigh is heard throughout the town, has muddied the Boiling Spring with his foot, and he it is that has browsed off all the woods on Walden shore, that Trojan horse, with a thousand men in his belly, introduced by mercenary Greeks!
It was about a foot in diameter at the big end, and he had expected to get a good saw-log, but it was so rotten as to be fit only for fuel, if for that.
At rumor of his arrival all the Mill-dam sportsmen are on the alert, in gigs and on foot, two by two and three by three, with patent rifles and conical balls and spy-glasses.
He would perhaps have placed alder branches over the narrow holes in the ice, which were four or five rods apart and an equal distance from the shore, and having fastened the end of the line to a stick to prevent its being pulled through, have passed the slack line over a twig of the alder, a foot or more above the ice, and tied a dry oak leaf to it, which, being pulled down, would show when he had a bite.
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.
She was already growing impatient, and stamped her foot, ready to cry at his not coming at once, when she heard the young man's discreet steps approaching neither quickly nor slowly.
"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.
But Anatole was dumb, swung his foot, and smilingly examined the princess' hair.
The regiments had entered and left the town with their bands playing, and by the Grand Duke's orders the men had marched all the way in step (a practice on which the Guards prided themselves), the officers on foot and at their proper posts.
Denisov sat down by the old ladies and, leaning on his saber and beating time with his foot, told them something funny and kept them amused, while he watched the young people dancing, Iogel with Natasha, his pride and his best pupil, were the first couple.
He winked at him gaily, smiled, and rested his foot against the orchestra screen.
Two men in peasant coats ran away at the foot of the wall, toward the Znamenka.
As he was going along a foot path across a wide- open space adjoining the Povarskoy on one side and the gardens of Prince Gruzinski's house on the other, Pierre suddenly heard the desperate weeping of a woman close to him.
There was no place where he could set his foot to climb out.
The Tsar's foot, in the narrow pointed boot then fashionable, touched the groin of the bobtailed bay mare he rode, his hand in a white glove gathered up the reins, and he moved off accompanied by an irregularly swaying sea of aides-de-camp.