It took them another thirty minutes or so to find the burned out shell of the car.
Cade was slowly emerging from his shell, but the cat was still as wild as ever.
The shell of a man before him was too weak to ever measure up to Damian's noble brother.
Darian had been a shell of a man when Sofi found him several months ago.
Damian's brother was somewhere inside the scarred shell of a man before him.
Or, papa got an answer to his newspaper ad and saved a shotgun shell by doing the bashing himself.
Fascinated by the cool, smooth texture of its shell, she bumped into the counter.
Your tent has to shed wind, water and snow to maintain a warm and dry climate inside.
Later, Dean heard the movement of the mortuary men coming for Edith—the hushed conversation and the bumping and thumping as the lifeless shell of this troubled woman was bagged and forever removed from Bird Song.
This was Darian, not the shell of a man whose mind was stuck somewhere else.
Grisea is greyish in tint and produces a spherical egg with a spiky shell, which also is dropped into the mud.
The upper, wide opening of the duct is attached by elastic, peritoneal lamellae to the hinder margin of the left lung; the middle portion of the duct is glandular and thick-walled, for the deposition of the albumen; it is connected by a short, constricted " isthmus " (where the shell-membrane is formed) with a dilated " uterus " in which the egg receives its calcareous shell and eventual pigmentation.
Shell conical without spire.
Another time a beautiful shell was given me, and with a child's surprise and delight I learned how a tiny mollusk had built the lustrous coil for his dwelling place, and how on still nights, when there is no breeze stirring the waves, the Nautilus sails on the blue waters of the Indian Ocean in his "ship of pearl."
After I had learned a great many interesting things about the life and habits of the children of the sea--how in the midst of dashing waves the little polyps build the beautiful coral isles of the Pacific, and the foraminifera have made the chalk-hills of many a land--my teacher read me "The Chambered Nautilus," and showed me that the shell-building process of the mollusks is symbolical of the development of the mind.
I let her hold a shell in her hand, and feel the chicken "chip, chip."
What reasonable man ever supposed that ornaments were something outward and in the skin merely--that the tortoise got his spotted shell, or the shell-fish its mother-o'-pearl tints, by such a contract as the inhabitants of Broadway their Trinity Church?
But a man has no more to do with the style of architecture of his house than a tortoise with that of its shell: nor need the soldier be so idle as to try to paint the precise color of his virtue on his standard.
This town has spent seventeen thousand dollars on a town-house, thank fortune or politics, but probably it will not spend so much on living wit, the true meat to put into that shell, in a hundred years.
"Nothing... only a shell..." he answered.
The cook, with her thigh broken by a shell splinter, had been carried into the kitchen.
A shell tore up the earth two paces from Pierre and he looked around with a smile as he brushed from his clothes some earth it had thrown up.