Who gave orders? he said in his shrill, harsh voice.
The robed man returned and spoke in the harsh tongue.
I don't mean to be harsh, but we'll have to replace him pretty damn soon and we've only got so much budget.
She looked out of the front of the cell into a small corridor with equally harsh lighting.
The men of his time had been harsh with them, and he thought he was doing well by tolerating her.
"I assume you're here for these, not for us," she said, aware of how harsh her words sounded.
The general experience of the decade of the 'eighties was that of disappointing summers, harsh winters, falling prices, declining rents and the shrinkage of land values.
The worst form of such praedial slavery existed in Sicily, whither Mommsen supposes that its peculiarly harsh features had been brought by the Carthaginians.
"He always was rather harsh; and now I should think he's getting very trying," said Prince Andrew, apparently speaking lightly of their father in order to puzzle or test his sister.
Floriano Peixoto had been accustomed all his life to use harsh measures.
His features were chiseled, the firelight casting harsh shadows across the planes of his face.
That seems to be a very harsh way of regarding your sisters' future happiness.
This treachery and the harsh treatment by Patterson created a strong public opinion in favour of the Yankees, and the government was compelled to adopt a milder policy.
Religious toleration was granted, but with the important exception that some harsh measures were enacted against Anglicans and Roman Catholics, to neither of whom was liberty of worship accorded.
The result of this harsh law was that numerous applications were made to Rome for secret absolution; and thus much money escaped the Inquisition in Spain.
In some of those birds which have a peculiarly harsh or trumpeting voice, the trachea is lengthened, forming loops which lie subcutaneously (capercally, curassow), or it enters and dilates the symphysis of the furcula (crested guineafowl); or, e.g.
Among the higher altitudes of north Derbyshire, where the soil is poor and the climate harsh, grain is unable to flourish, while even in the more sheltered parts of this region the harvest is usually belated.
Marie galante is a harsh cotton of the Peruvian or Brazilian type.
His conduct in Sicily was severe and harsh, but he was not without feelings of humanity, and he was an honest man and a good administrator.
In the Southern states, owing to the harsh Reconstruction laws and the robberies committed by the carpet-bag governments which those laws kept in power; secondly, the scandals at.
The man paused and whispered something in a harsh tongue.
Her first strike might as well have been in slow motion; no one moved like he did with brute strength that flattened her after a particularly harsh block.
Fur rather harsh and bristly.
His harsh treatment of his daughter Beatrice was probably due to his discovery that she had had an illegitimate child as the result of an intrigue with one of his stewards (A.
The avifauna is varied and abundant, comprising eagles, vultures (protected by law), hawks, owls, pelicans, cranes, turkeys, geese, partridges " (called quail or " Bob White " elsewhere), ducks, &c., besides numerous smaller species, many of which are brilliant of plumage but harsh of voice.
The lighting was harsh in the lab; he didn't remove his sunglasses until they'd entered the romantically lit conference room.
Rhyn was a wild animal with a wild beauty, harsh angles and planes, a body built for survival.
Such multiple-electrode transmitters give a loud although somewhat harsh sound, and will bear being spoken to very strongly without breaking the circuit.
The reaction, which was dull and heavy in the dominions of the pope and of Victor Emmanuel, systematically harsh in the Austrian states of the north, and comparatively mild in Parma and Tuscany, excited the greatest loathing in southern Italy and Sicily, because there it was directed by a dynasty which had aroused feelings of hatred mingled with contempt.
But his ship was boarded in the Channel and the earl, condemned by the StarChamber to a heavy fine and to imprisonment during the queen's pleasure, suffered a harsh captivity in the Tower.
That doom was postponed; but Catholics everywhere saw with pain the harsh treatment accorded to a defenceless old man.
The raw material in the warehouses is of various qualities: some is strong, rough and harsh, and so is unfit for ordinary smoking; other samples are mild and fine, with aromatic and pleasant flavour, but devoid of strength.
The climate is harsh and wet, the average yearly temperature at the Gorki meteorological observatory being 40 0.4 F.
The institution does not present itself in a very harsh form in Homer, especially if we consider (as Grote suggests) that " all classes were much on a level in taste, sentiment and instruction."
It may be doubted - though it seems a harsh verdict to pass 1 One must remember that these reinforcements would often consist of desperate characters.
The fibre is generally white, somewhat harsh and wiry, and especially adapted for mixing with wool.