It slipped from her grip and scratched her as it tumbled.
The soldier who had been struck groaned and wiped his face, which had been scratched till it bled by his falling against the wattle.
She scratched at the tattoo winding around her neck, furious with him.
Jackson scratched his ear and the dog sat, enjoying the attention.
When the glass is cold the surplus is removed either by grinding, or by applying heat to a line scratched with a diamond round the bowl.
If it was Bird Song where Annie lived, perhaps the scratched window pane is still here!
Mayer pushed up his sleeve and scratched a bony elbow before continuing.
The glass is first dipped in this protective liquid, and when the paint has set the pattern is scratched through it with a sharp point.
Fred scratched his head as he held up the skull for close examination.
Dean scratched his head, but didn't answer.
But instead, her told Cynthia the story of the message Annie scratched on her windowpane.
Dean scratched his head, irritated at himself for getting so caught up in Fred's continuing scenario, a scenario totally baseless in proven fact.
When scratched, it yields a black streak.
The hardness is 2 -3; smooth cleavage surfaces can be just scratched with the finger-nail.
Thus, for instance, to% aluminium bronze is scratched by an ordinary steel knife-blade, yet the sets of needles used for perforating postage stamps last longer if made of aluminium bronze than if made of steel.
This unit is also recorded by cubit lengths scratched on a tomb at Beni Hasan (44), and by dimensions of the tomb of Ramessu IV.
It was of a mixed character; both Oscan and Greek inscriptions are still found up to the last, and, though there is no trace whatever of Christianity, evidences of the presence of Jews are not lacking - such are a wall-painting, probably representing the Judgment of Solomon, and a scratched inscription on a wall, "Sodoma, Gomora."
The former, as we learn from an inscription scratched on its walls, was anterior in date to the consulship of M.
In this case an inscription records the repair and restoration of the edifice after the The interest taken by the Pompeians in the sports of the amphitheatre is shown by the contents of the numerous painted and scratched inscriptions relating to them which have been found in Pompeii - notices of combats, laudatory inscriptions, including even references to the admiration which gladiators won from the fair sex, &c.
Still more curious, and almost peculiar to Pompeii, are the numerous writings painted upon the walls, which have generally a semipublic character, such as recommendations of candidates for municipal offices, advertisements, &c., and the scratched inscriptions (graffiti), which are generally the mere expression of individual impulse and feeling, frequently amatory, and not uncommonly conveyed in rude and imperfect verses.
Are mostly graffiti, scratched on the rocks by visitors or worshippers at the holy places; CIS.
Chalcopyrite or copper-pyrites may be readily distinguished from iron-pyrites (or pyrites), which it somewhat resembles in appearance, by its deeper colour and lower degree of hardness: the former is easily scratched by a knife, whilst the latter can only be scratched with difficulty or not at all.
The North American Indians fear lest their venerated rattlesnake should incite its kinsfolk to avenge any injury done to it, and when the Seminole Indians begged an English traveller to rid them of one of these troublesome intruders, they scratched him-as a matter of formin order to appease the spirit of the dead snake.
Elsewhere several series of such symbols resembling inscriptions have been found scratched on bones of the same period s For the history of writing these may be important, but for the history of the alphabet, as we know it, they are not in question.
There we are told that for purposes of divination certain signs were scratched on slips of wood from a fruit-bearing tree (including, no doubt, the beech; cp. book, German Buck, and Buchstabe, a letter of the alphabet); the slips were thrown down promiscuously on a white cloth, whence the expert picked them up at random and by them interpreted fate.
Among Greeks and Arabs, mourners also cut themselves with knives and scratched their faces; the Hebrew law forbade such mourning, and we find the prohibition repeated in many canons of the Eastern churches.
The former generally consists of a hard and compact mass of rounded, scratched and sometimes polished stones firmly embedded in a powder of crushed rock.
Fluor-spar has a hardness of 4, so that it is scratched by a knife, though not so readily as calcite.
13,650 Geologically, perhaps, the most interesting rocks in the Carboniferous are the glacial conglomerates, containing ice-scratched, erratic blocks.
7 on Mohs' scale), and it cannot be scratched with a knife; its specific gravity is 2.65.
The frail wooden ploughs with a lance-headed share that only scratched the surface soil, were then superseded by iron ploughs; steam threshers replaced the oxen which trod out the corn, and modern implements were widely adopted.
To state the case in a few words: there is in South Africa, South America, Australia and India an extensive series of sediments containing Glossopteris, Gangamopteris and other genera, and including beds full of ice scratched boulders.
This continental area has been described as " Gondwana Land," a tract of enormous extent occupying an area, part of which has since given place to a southern ocean, while detached masses persist as portions of more modern continents, which have enabled us to read in their fossil plants and ice-scratched boulders the records of a lost continent in which the Mesozoic vegetation of the northern hemisphere had its birth.
One crossed himself continually, the other scratched his back and made a movement of the lips resembling a smile.
Tikhon scratched his back with one hand and his head with the other, then suddenly his whole face expanded into a beaming, foolish grin, disclosing a gap where he had lost a tooth (that was why he was called Shcherbaty--the gap-toothed).
(Here Eureka bared her sharp claws and scratched at the bars of the cage.)
She takes tramps in the woods, plunging through the underbrush, where she is scratched and bruised; yet you could not get her to admit that she is hurt, and you certainly could not persuade her to stay at home next time.
I said, "Will you tell Viney you are very sorry you scratched and kicked her?"
Without greeting the officers, he scratched himself and asked to be allowed to pass as they were blocking the way.
One of his nails scratched her rhythmically, sending small streaks of pleasure through her.