Howie put his knuckles to the side of his head and closed his eyes.
She saw the white of his knuckles as he gripped her shoe hard and sensed she was pushing a wild animal.
His hands balled into fists and the knuckles turned as white as the line around his lips.
A'Ran said nothing, though he clenched the arms of his chair hard enough for his knuckles to turn white.
This arrangement is only partly automatic, since it often happens that when two cars are brought together to couple the knuckles are closed and must be opened by hand.
His knuckles were white as he clenched the steering wheel, and his tall form hunched forward.
"I didn't know exactly … I didn't know when or what or …" She stopped, knuckles white as she gripped the edge of her T-shirt.
When they descend to the ground - which they must often do in order to obtain water - they frequently walk in the upright posture, either with the hands crossed behind the neck, or with the knuckles resting on the ground.
An adept will know by the ring of the pot on striking it with his knuckles whether water is wanted or not, according as it rings loud and clear or dull and heavy.