That sends you down another line of thought.
The line was silent for a few moments and then Mary let loose with a heavy sigh.
She made sure her computer was solely a word processor with no on line capabilities so no one could ever hack into it.
The voice on the other end of the line responded dryly.
She was near the line of what she was there to do, if not over it.
He had fastened one end of the strap to a wheel of the buggy, and now he let the line dangle over the side of the house.
The announcement went on to describe what the young boy was wearing and listed a tip line phone number to call with information.
The line down the highway blurred for a second and she realized she had nearly fallen asleep.
The four freight wagons pulled into a single line behind her.
"Betsy is on the extension line," I told him.
"She sure isn't the biggest spoon in the soup line," Quinn muttered.
There was a fine line between protecting and smothering, though.
The line was silent for so long that she checked her phone to see if the call had been dropped.
He paused only long enough to locate her, and then made a straight line for her.
We conveyed the meager information to a national tip line, fearing it might be too little too late.
We need a tip line that will guarantee what we say is taken seriously and acted upon with haste.
When I assured him we were indeed speaking on a secure line he took a deep breath.
A third way to predict the future that I believe is reliable rejects both the slavish following of the straight line and the purely speculative approach.
He worked to apply a means test, pared the rolls back, then died; the rolls swelled again, and his successor again tried to bring them in line, but it was hard.
So these former farmers got jobs in factories, learned to repair equipment, solved problems, became line managers, suggested improvements to processes, and got paid for their effort.
In World War I, in the Battle of the Somme, were over a million casualties, and the action advanced the Allied line just seven miles, or about two deaths for every inch of ground.
I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding-line, and had no way of knowing how near the harbour was.
At that time I eagerly absorbed everything I read without a thought of authorship, and even now I cannot be quite sure of the boundary line between my ideas and those I find in books.
As my finger tips trace line and curve, they discover the thought and emotion which the artist has portrayed.
Above this line the head rises one and one-fourth inches.
She bends over her book with a look of intense interest, and as the forefinger of her left hand runs along the line, she spells out the words with the other hand; but often her motions are so rapid as to be unintelligible even to those accustomed to reading the swift and varied movements of her fingers.
I caught fish with hook and line and pole.
When she came to the line, "There's freedom at thy gates, and rest," she exclaimed: "It means America!
She then moved her finger to the next line with an expression of eager interest.
I called her attention to the following line, and, although she knew only the three words, CAT, EAT and MOUSE, she caught the idea.
Making another hole directly over it with an ice chisel which I had, and cutting down the longest birch which I could find in the neighborhood with my knife, I made a slip-noose, which I attached to its end, and, letting it down carefully, passed it over the knob of the handle, and drew it by a line along the birch, and so pulled the axe out again.
This is particularly distinct to one standing on the middle of the pond in winter, just after a light snow has fallen, appearing as a clear undulating white line, unobscured by weeds and twigs, and very obvious a quarter of a mile off in many places where in summer it is hardly distinguishable close at hand.
Standing on the smooth sandy beach at the east end of the pond, in a calm September afternoon, when a slight haze makes the opposite shore-line indistinct, I have seen whence came the expression, "the glassy surface of a lake."
Indeed, they sometimes dive below this line, as it were by mistake, and are undeceived.
They tell me that if the fox would remain in the bosom of the frozen earth he would be safe, or if he would run in a straight line away no foxhound could overtake him; but, having left his pursuers far behind, he stops to rest and listen till they come up, and when he runs he circles round to his old haunts, where the hunters await him.
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.
I fathomed it easily with a cod-line and a stone weighing about a pound and a half, and could tell accurately when the stone left the bottom, by having to pull so much harder before the water got underneath to help me.
In order to see how nearly I could guess, with this experience, at the deepest point in a pond, by observing the outlines of a surface and the character of its shores alone, I made a plan of White Pond, which contains about forty-one acres, and, like this, has no island in it, nor any visible inlet or outlet; and as the line of greatest breadth fell very near the line of least breadth, where two opposite capes approached each other and two opposite bays receded, I ventured to mark a point a short distance from the latter line, but still on the line of greatest length, as the deepest.
This generation inclines a little to congratulate itself on being the last of an illustrious line; and in Boston and London and Paris and Rome, thinking of its long descent, it speaks of its progress in art and science and literature with satisfaction.
Having snapped at an officer for an unpolished badge, at another because his line was not straight, he reached the third company.
Also, as we are masters of Ulm, we cannot be deprived of the advantage of commanding both sides of the Danube, so that should the enemy not cross the Lech, we can cross the Danube, throw ourselves on his line of communications, recross the river lower down, and frustrate his intention should he try to direct his whole force against our faithful ally.
The enemy ceased firing, and that stern, threatening, inaccessible, and intangible line which separates two hostile armies was all the more clearly felt.
"Second line... have you written it?" he continued dictating to the clerk.
The spy reported that the French, after crossing the bridge at Vienna, were advancing in immense force upon Kutuzov's line of communication with the troops that were arriving from Russia.
The French, the spy reported, having crossed the Vienna bridge, were advancing by forced marches toward Znaim, which lay sixty-six miles off on the line of Kutuzov's retreat.
Another emissary rode to the Russian line to announce the peace negotiations and to offer the Russian army the three days' truce.
A stout major was pacing up and down the line, and regardless of the screams kept repeating:
The soldiers forming the picket line, like showmen exhibiting a curiosity, no longer looked at the French but paid attention to the sight-seers and grew weary waiting to be relieved.
Having ridden round the whole line from right flank to left, Prince Andrew made his way up to the battery from which the staff officer had told him the whole field could be seen.
The French line was wider than ours, and it was plain that they could easily outflank us on both sides.
They were cut off from the line of retreat on the left by the French.
All were conscious of this unseen line, and the question whether they would cross it or not, and how they would cross it, agitated them all.
Before him, on the right, Rostov saw the front lines of his hussars and still farther ahead a dark line which he could not see distinctly but took to be the enemy.
"Where, on which side, was now the line that had so sharply divided the two armies?" he asked himself and could not answer.
Pierre knew that everyone was waiting for him to say a word and cross a certain line, and he knew that sooner or later he would step across it, but an incomprehensible terror seized him at the thought of that dreadful step.
And the two friends told each other of their doings, the one of his hussar revels and life in the fighting line, the other of the pleasures and advantages of service under members of the Imperial family.
Till the Tsar reached it, each regiment in its silence and immobility seemed like a lifeless body, but as soon as he came up it became alive, its thunder joining the roar of the whole line along which he had already passed.
His hussars were placed along the line in couples and he himself rode along the line trying to master the sleepiness that kept coming over him.
Oh yes, in the skirmishing line... pass and watchword-- shaft, Olmutz.
Over there, where the shouting came from, a fire flared up and went out again, then another, and all along the French line on the hill fires flared up and the shouting grew louder and louder.
The lights spread farther and farther, probably along the line of the French camp.
Just then at a distance behind Kutuzov was heard the sound of regiments saluting, and this sound rapidly came nearer along the whole extended line of the advancing Russian columns.
In the Emperors' suite were the picked young orderly officers of the Guard and line regiments, Russian and Austrian.
Give it them! he mentally exclaimed at these sounds, and again proceeded to gallop along the line, penetrating farther and farther into the region where the army was already in action.
After passing some Austrian troops he noticed that the next part of the line (the Guards) was already in action.
"Can you imagine it?" and he began describing how the Guards, having taken up their position and seeing troops before them, thought they were Austrians, and all at once discovered from the cannon balls discharged by those troops that they were themselves in the front line and had unexpectedly to go into action.
Having passed the Guards and traversed an empty space, Rostov, to avoid again getting in front of the first line as he had done when the Horse Guards charged, followed the line of reserves, going far round the place where the hottest musket fire and cannonade were heard.
This silence was broken by one of the brethren, who led Pierre up to the rug and began reading to him from a manuscript book an explanation of all the figures on it: the sun, the moon, a hammer, a plumb line, a trowel, a rough stone and a squared stone, a pillar, three windows, and so on.
Despite their pale swollen faces and tattered uniforms, the hussars formed line for roll call, kept things in order, groomed their horses, polished their arms, brought in straw from the thatched roofs in place of fodder, and sat down to dine round the caldrons from which they rose up hungry, joking about their nasty food and their hunger.
She sat a long time looking at the receding line of candles reflected in the glasses and expecting (from tales she had heard) to see a coffin, or him, Prince Andrew, in that last dim, indistinctly outlined square.
Having fallen into the line of carriages, the Rostovs' carriage drove up to the theater, its wheels squeaking over the snow.
In historical works on the year 1812 French writers are very fond of saying that Napoleon felt the danger of extending his line, that he sought a battle and that his marshals advised him to stop at Smolensk, and of making similar statements to show that the danger of the campaign was even then understood.
And not only was Napoleon not afraid to extend his line, but he welcomed every step forward as a triumph and did not seek battle as eagerly as in former campaigns, but very lazily.
In this letter Prince Andrew pointed out to his father the danger of staying at Bald Hills, so near the theater of war and on the army's direct line of march, and advised him to move to Moscow.
Give me five hundwed men and I will bweak the line, that's certain!
"I give my word of honor as a Wussian officer," said Denisov, "that I can bweak Napoleon's line of communication!"
That part of the line was not entrenched and in front of it the ground was more open and level than elsewhere.
In the disposition it is said first that the batteries placed on the spot chosen by Napoleon, with the guns of Pernetti and Fouche; which were to come in line with them, 102 guns in all, were to open fire and shower shells on the Russian fleches and redoubts.
Near by, the campfires were dimly burning among the French Guards, and in the distance those of the Russian line shone through the smoke.
"Why's that fellow in front of the line?" shouted somebody at him again.
In line with the knoll on both sides stood other guns which also fired incessantly.
"They've withdrawn the front line, it has retired," said they, pointing over the earthwork.
Berthier approached and suggested that they should ride along the line to ascertain the position of affairs.
The Russians stood in serried ranks behind Semenovsk village and its knoll, and their guns boomed incessantly along their line and sent forth clouds of smoke.
And you," he continued, addressing another, "ride along the line and announce that tomorrow we attack."
Almost at the head of the line she could see the raised hood of Prince Andrew's caleche.
That unknown quantity is the spirit of the army, that is to say, the greater or lesser readiness to fight and face danger felt by all the men composing an army, quite independently of whether they are, or are not, fighting under the command of a genius, in two--or three-line formation, with cudgels or with rifles that repeat thirty times a minute.
On the opposite side stood Dolokhov's Cossack, counting the prisoners and marking off each hundred with a chalk line on the gate.
The sole importance of the crossing of the Berezina lies in the fact that it plainly and indubitably proved the fallacy of all the plans for cutting off the enemy's retreat and the soundness of the only possible line of action--the one Kutuzov and the general mass of the army demanded--namely, simply to follow the enemy up.
Natasha was so used to this kind of talk with her husband that for her it was the surest sign of something being wrong between them if Pierre followed a line of logical reasoning.
But I understand that you value what opens up a fresh line, said she, repeating words Pierre had once uttered.
He understood his wife's line of thought.
The line was silent for so long that she checked her phone to see if the call had been dropped.
His kiss was no more out of line than her response.
What she needed was a line item veto.
Each day they changed positions in line so that no one ate the dust from all the wagons every day.
Being first in line one day meant being last in line the next.
As they walked back down the dune, she dragged her hand in a wavy line, trying to obliterate their tracks.
His lips formed a hard line and his eyes turned cold.
Her gaze tried to outrun the headlights and then followed the broken line on the highway as it leaped from the dark and shot forward, disappearing under the truck.
"Call a tip line, or the Warwick police," I said.
She searched out other tip line numbers and the Warwick Police as well.
With sandwich in hand she went back on line and located a missing girl.
A special tip line was established.
I learned to recognize the same voice answering the line most of the time, though my voice was scrambled to her ears.
The line had never been used.
Is the tip line compromised?
I know for a fact they've talked to the tip line people and didn't get very far but who knows if they're tapping the line.
Brennan's admonition that our tip line might be compromised was beyond being simply bothersome.
There was silence on the line for a half minute.
Brenda Washington who handled tip line calls in Omaha was murdered by this person.
The line is as secure as I can make it.
I'm willing to put my ass on the line and help where it might do some good but I'm just a private citizen.
The call was from California and Howie was on the line, apparently distraught.
I didn't want to follow up that line of conversation.
The bottom line is; it's up to you, Howie.
I caught MBTA Silver Line to South Station, for my 11:15 departure.
All the main line murderers, gangsters and gang bangers looked down on us sex offenders like puke on the sidewalk but the pecking order didn't stop there.
Let's get in line or the food will be gone.
I've found over reaction produces results, a lesson from my tip-line experiences.
Detective Carl Dick remained on the line with Jackson for most of the three mile trip.
Unfortunately, you were far more careless calling your tip line and a telephone code was noted and remembered by the operator.
She couldn't bear the thought of him returning to the troubled teen he'd been and tried to think of something to say to straddle the line between mothering him and letting him be his own person.
Darian was cowering at the gate-line, his wide shoulders hunched and his frame shaking.
"I'll keep her in line," Dusty assured him.
Her residence was compliments of Janet O'Brien, one of a long line of Bird Song's temporary domestics.
Then the line was let down again for Zeb to climb up by.
In its most basic form (which I'll discuss here for simplification's sake), it is a guarantee of a minimum income above the poverty line for every citizen.
From the northwest angle of Nova Scotia, viz., that angle which is formed by a line drawn due north from the source of St. Croix River to the highlands; along the said highlands which divide those rivers that empty themselves into the river St. Lawrence ...
Large statues, of which she can feel the sweep of line with her whole hand, she knows in their higher esthetic value.
I must write you a line this morning because something very important has happened.
I hardly ever failed, when I rambled through the village, to see a row of such worthies, either sitting on a ladder sunning themselves, with their bodies inclined forward and their eyes glancing along the line this way and that, from time to time, with a voluptuous expression, or else leaning against a barn with their hands in their pockets, like caryatides, as if to prop it up.
He walked about in front of the line and at every step pulled himself up, slightly arching his back.
The regimental commander, going up to the line himself, ordered the soldiers to change into their greatcoats.
Prince Andrew, having reached the front line, rode along it.
Our front line and that of the enemy were far apart on the right and left flanks, but in the center where the men with a flag of truce had passed that morning, the lines were so near together that the men could see one another's faces and speak to one another.
Besides the soldiers who formed the picket line on either side, there were many curious onlookers who, jesting and laughing, stared at their strange foreign enemies.
Of a fourth opinion the most conspicuous representative was the Tsarevich, who could not forget his disillusionment at Austerlitz, where he had ridden out at the head of the Guards, in his casque and cavalry uniform as to a review, expecting to crush the French gallantly; but unexpectedly finding himself in the front line had narrowly escaped amid the general confusion.
And the hussars, passing along the line of troops on the left flank of our position, halted behind our uhlans who were in the front line.
Our advanced line, already in action, could be heard briskly exchanging shots with the enemy in the dale.
Having inspected the country opposite the Shevardino Redoubt, Napoleon pondered a little in silence and then indicated the spots where two batteries should be set up by the morrow to act against the Russian entrenchments, and the places where, in line with them, the field artillery should be placed.
That's the oldest line in the world.
Instead of using our usual tip line, we conveyed the information directly to Detroit where the abduction took place.
Was she pushing the good-kid, bad-kid behavior, the line between right and wrong, a bit too far?
The country requires a minimum wage because workers paid below the poverty line have an added cost on society.
No matter how good she is, how dedicated she is, the assembly line worker's wage is capped.
There was a fine line between being frugal and being a miser.
She could almost see him standing before his mirror practicing the line before going to the bars to pick up chicks.
A line of cool fire remained.
There was a fine line between protecting and smothering, though.