The rod was bent in the middle so that it could be turned as with a crank.
She approached the window, amazed at the snow, until her gaze fell to a figure kneeling like a dark gargoyle in the middle of the white lawn.
In midwinter the middle had been the warmest and the ice thinnest there.
Didn't stop to think we might be in the middle of helping when you sucked us dry?
Several of the beefy men living in the house were in the grassy, well-lit courtyard, sparring with swords, knives, and other weaponry that looked like it came straight out of the Middle Ages.
I don't want to be in the middle of your feud.
There was a desk in the middle of the room with voluminous piles of paper and notebooks.
I was buttonholed by two middle-aged men who alternated telling me their life story.
It was in the middle of the afternoon, but the skies were dark grey.
He looked small in the middle of the foyer, and he wore an insincere smile like he might any other piece of easily removable clothing.
A pot-bellied stove in the middle of the main room provided the main heat in the two-bedroom room cottage.
The middle-aged man with bright green eyes standing in his study looked harmless.
Folks don't fall into the middle of the earth and then get back again to tell of their adventures--not in real life.
I have read every historical work that I have been able to lay my hands on, from a catalogue of dry facts and dryer dates to Green's impartial, picturesque "History of the English People"; from Freeman's "History of Europe" to Emerton's "Middle Ages."
The latter, a fresh, rosy officer of the Guards, irreproachably washed, brushed, and buttoned, held his pipe in the middle of his mouth and with red lips gently inhaled the smoke, letting it escape from his handsome mouth in rings.
On the other hand, when the issue finally came to a head, she would have been in the middle of it all anyway.
It was the middle of the day, and Alex never took a nap.
I don't want to be in the middle of your feud.
A middle-aged woman entered the room, her hands full of hamburger meat as she formed a patty.
She beat a hasty retreat down the hallway, and paused breathlessly in the middle of her bedroom.
Cynthia Turley was in the middle of cleaning his favorite table when he walked through the diner door.
He answered brusquely and deposited her things in the middle of the room.
Here he was, apologizing on Julie's behalf, in the middle of the night.
Just bit his … actually, it was his arm, right in the middle of his forearm.
He paused in the middle of the lawn that stretched between the house and the massive garage.
Han nodded, and Damian trotted into the 20,000-square-foot mansion in the middle of the Arizona desert he called home.
He wouldn't let someone like her get stuck in the middle of their war.
One was of medium height and slender, an older man with sharp green eyes the color of forest moss who seemed out of place in the middle of the room.
You've been dropped into the middle of a war no human knows about.
The mansion was invisible until they crossed the boundary of Damian's magic, when it appeared out of nowhere: an expanse of green grass, trees, and the stone building in the middle of the desert.
Each checker has a hole in the middle in which a brass knob can be placed to distinguish the king from the commons.
A middle-aged man, handsome and virile, in the uniform of a retired naval officer, was speaking in one of the rooms, and a small crowd was pressing round him.
Pierre pushed his way into the middle of the group, listened, and convinced himself that the man was indeed a liberal, but of views quite different from his own.
Once more something whistled, but this time quite close, swooping downwards like a little bird; a flame flashed in the middle of the street, something exploded, and the street was shrouded in smoke.
The sight of these bearded peasants at work on the battlefield, with their queer, clumsy boots and perspiring necks, and their shirts opening from the left toward the middle, unfastened, exposing their sunburned collarbones, impressed Pierre more strongly with the solemnity and importance of the moment than anything he had yet seen or heard.
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.
"Why ride into the middle of the battalion?" one of them shouted at him.
In the middle of the day Murat sent his adjutant to Napoleon to demand reinforcements.
The enchanting, middle-aged Frenchman laid his hands on her head and, as she herself afterward described it, she felt something like a fresh breeze wafted into her soul.
In the middle of the night three soldiers, having brought some firewood, settled down near him and began lighting a fire.
He glanced at the dirty innyard in the middle of which soldiers were watering their lean horses at the pump while carts were passing out of the gate.
In the middle of this fresh tale Pierre was summoned to the commander in chief.