The small birds were singing softly.
It's a very small window.
The vase had a very small neck, and spread out at the top like a bowl.
There are three small rooms up stairs.
A small plastic bag fell out of the pocket.
The house has but two small second story bedrooms.
Lisa did the best she could to draw a map on the small piece of paper.
It was of small dimensions, with a peaked cottage roof, and not much else to be seen, the dirt being raised five feet all around as if it were a compost heap.
About 10 feet back into the cave water oozed from the wall, slowly dripping into a small rock pool.
Somehow it seemed such a small thing now.
In such a small town, there couldn't be many positions, and the pay wouldn't come close to what she was making in Tulsa.
A small round table and two chairs were placed in a corner near the doorway to the family room, providing a view of the fireplace.
She picked up a small valise and lifted her skirt as she stepped off the boardwalk into the dust.
They married a month later at a small church in Bartlesville and Adrienne moved to the farm.
"They are from the Island of Teenty-Weent," said the Wizard, "where everything is small because it's a small island.
She will be quite ill now, said Prince Andrew, as he entered the study, rubbing his small white hands.
It makes me feel small when you keep things from me - like you don't trust me, or you think I'm not mature enough to handle it.
Instead, she collected a few small photos and arranged them all in one frame.
Brandon handed a small sack to Rachel.
All I want is a small place of my own.
So it was arranged that the boy should travel with a small company of merchants who were going to the same place.
She looked small and vulnerable.
I was left sitting on my hands until the appointed hour of Howie's nap before Betsy assigned me the chore of remaining in the small room while he slept.
At six o'clock we pulled off the highway and found a family style restaurant in a small Maryland town.
In seconds a small script appeared.
Our ability to process data, move information, and make things small will progress to a point where they will not be gating factors ever again.
In the affairs of nations, large and powerful ones long have imposed their wills on the small and weak ones.
I lived, up to the time of the illness that deprived me of my sight and hearing, in a tiny house consisting of a large square room and a small one, in which the servant slept.
It is a custom in the South to build a small house near the homestead as an annex to be used on occasion.
Pierre continually glanced at Prince Andrew; Prince Andrew rubbed his forehead with his small hand.
But not far from Bald Hills he again came out on the road and overtook his regiment at its halting place by the dam of a small pond.
I would like small children to be there.
Wiggling through the small opening, she turned and pulled the sash back down.
It was balanced perilously between a small town that lacked only a sheriff, and a booming frontier town.
A small frosted window allowed light to enter the room that was obviously a storage space for heirlooms.
She wandered through the house, peering out the window until she spotted a small shed.
When the steaks were grilled and the corn and green beans boiled, the table was leaden with food, enough for a small army.
We dined at a small Mexican restaurant and spent the meal discussing general topics.
Betsy pulled a small tape recorder from her purse.
Not many small towns so I'll keep rolling and not tarry here.
The basement area was considerably larger than Quinn's small cabin lab-room, noticeably so with fewer plants and absent the desk.
I prefer not to cross state lines with my prizes, but Delaware is such a small state I'd left its boundary before I realized.
We played back our conversation with crossed fingers and not a small dose of nervousness.
You've demonstrated your abilities and yet you've restricted your activities to accomplish a specific good, at no small risk to yourselves, I might add.
"Yes; but it's lots of fun, if it IS strange," remarked the small voice of the kitten, and Dorothy turned to find her pet walking in the air a foot or so away from the edge of the roof.
Following these halls they discovered many small rooms opening from them, and some were furnished with glass benches, tables and chairs.
The children were inclined to be frightened by the sight of the small animal, which reminded them of the bears; but Dorothy reassured them by explaining that Eureka was a pet and could do no harm even if she wished to.
The Gargoyles were very small of stature, being less than three feet in height.
Some had long, curved noses and chins, small eyes and wide, grinning mouths.
But their journey was almost over, for in a short time they reached a small cave from which there was no further outlet.
"Your Royal Highness and Fellow Citizens," he began; "the small cat you see a prisoner before you is accused of the crime of first murdering and then eating our esteemed Ruler's fat piglet--or else first eating and then murdering it.
He prayeth best, who loveth best All things both great and small; For the dear God who loveth us, He made and loveth all.
But he had never seen any pictures except a few small ones in a book.
The other girls felt sorry that she should suffer for so small a fault.
A long time ago there lived a poor slave whose name was Aesop. He was a small man with a large head and long arms.
So they filled a small boat with the things that he would need the most--an ax, a hoe, a kettle, and some other things.
On his arm he carried a small basket.
He was dressed in fine style and carried a small cane.
More than a hundred years ago, two boys were fishing in a small river.
We don't need miniaturization to go to infinitely small, just really, really small.
In 1665, physicist Robert Hooke pointed a microscope at a piece of cork and noticed many small compartments he called "cells."
You might remember the story of Kyle MacDonald who famously traded up from one red paperclip to a house, one small exchange at a time between July 2005 and July 2006.
And yet they do, because fraud is a small part of the overall picture.
Etsy and small online stores.
Additionally, online stores powered by Yahoo and Google and Amazon exist where small vendors can set up storefronts and sell to the world, as a hobby or a livelihood.
Because nanites are so small, they require little in the way of raw materials, just a few molecules here and there.
Families who owned great houses were able to keep them if they opened them to the public, acted as guides, and only lived in a small part of them.
In the lean years, harvests are small and farmers sometimes don't even produce enough to have surplus to sell.
This was a guy from a small town in Iowa who failed his 1933 entrance exam to the University of Minnesota.
Every week, I buy my milk from a small local dairy on the day it comes forth from the cow.
Micro-lending is not new; the idea of small loans to the entrepreneurial poor is centuries old.
People in a small town in Alabama, a small city in Algeria, and a large city in Argentina all desire different forms of governments with different services.
Anyone projecting an end to the historical constant of war had better be ready to overcome no small amount of justified skepticism.
Centuries ago, North America saw a shortage of small coins, so large ones were cut into bits to circulate as small change.
In warfare, asymmetry is where something very small can do a huge amount of damage.
In one sense, it's a peaceful world: The bully insists on the lunch money of the small kid, who has no recourse but to capitulate.
The benefits of asymmetry happen when the small kid gets a Taser.
We could go on here and talk about other military powers and alliances, but the simple fact is that large countries are less willing to risk war in defense of small ones.
These countries, particularly in the Balkans, were often small and tended toward war.
The fact that small nations can adopt standard treaties, laws, currencies, and international practices of larger countries means that a small economic unit can be viable.
I am saying that for small nations to be economically and politically viable is good news for peace.
Instead, you have to find small things over which to argue, like whether the capital gains tax should be raised.
The small twigs snapped and fell about me in showers.
The small rooms were arranged on each side of a long open hall.
Little Natalie is a very weak and small baby.
I love to play with little sister, she is weak and small baby.
When I visit many strange countries my brother and Mildred will stay with grandmother because they will be too small to see a great many people and I think they would cry loud on the great rough ocean.
Sometimes she tries to spell very short words on her small [fingers] but she is too young to remember hard words.
He eats little fishes, and other small animals.
The small letters are all made in the grooves, while the long ones extend above and below them.
We shall all live together in a small cottage on one of the lakes at Wrentham, while my dear teacher takes a much needed rest.
The ordinary embossed book is made with roman letters, both small letters and capitals.
The small letters are about three-sixteenths of an inch high, and are raised from the page the thickness of the thumbnail.
She had signs for SMALL and LARGE long before I came to her.
If she wanted a small object and was given a large one, she would shake her head and take up a tiny bit of the skin of one hand between the thumb and finger of the other.
The other day I substituted the words SMALL and LARGE for these signs, and she at once adopted the words and discarded the signs.
I can now tell her to bring me a large book or a small plate, to go upstairs slowly, to run fast and to walk quickly.
She noticed that one of the puppies was much smaller than the others, and she spelled "small," making the sign at the same time, and I said "very small."
One stone was "small," another was "very small."
When she touched her little sister, she said: "Baby--small. Puppy--very small."
Soon after, she began to vary her steps from large to small, and little mincing steps were "very small."
Did Leila tell doctor to get very small new baby?
Taking the bullet she made her habitual sign for SMALL--that is, by pinching a little bit of the skin of one hand.
I substituted the adjectives LARGE and SMALL for those signs.
A few minutes afterward she felt of her little sister's head and said to her mother, "Mildred's head is small and hard."
In a flash she answered, "I think Uncle Frank is much (too) old to read very small letters."
If his experiences and observations hadn't led him to the concepts, SMALL, LARGE, GOOD, BAD, SWEET, SOUR, he would have nothing to attach the word-tags to.
Even before I knew her, she had handled a dead chicken, or bird, or some other small animal.
I ate very small fish for supper.
The only signs which I think she may have invented were her signs for SMALL and LARGE.
I took down this dwelling the same morning, drawing the nails, and removed it to the pond-side by small cartloads, spreading the boards on the grass there to bleach and warp back again in the sun.
In cold weather it was no little amusement to bake several small loaves of this in succession, tending and turning them as carefully as an Egyptian his hatching eggs.
Undoubtedly, in this case, what is true for one is truer still for a thousand, as a large house is not proportionally more expensive than a small one, since one roof may cover, one cellar underlie, and one wall separate several apartments.
These small waves raised by the evening wind are as remote from storm as the smooth reflecting surface.
It is surprising how many great men and women a small house will contain.
One inconvenience I sometimes experienced in so small a house, the difficulty of getting to a sufficient distance from my guest when we began to utter the big thoughts in big words.
A townsman told me that when he met him sauntering through the village in his small close-fitting cap, and whistling to himself, he reminded him of a prince in disguise.
What was the meaning of this so steady and self-respecting, this small Herculean labor, I knew not.
As I drew a still fresher soil about the rows with my hoe, I disturbed the ashes of unchronicled nations who in primeval years lived under these heavens, and their small implements of war and hunting were brought to the light of this modern day.
This is the result of my experience in raising beans: Plant the common small white bush bean about the first of June, in rows three feet by eighteen inches apart, being careful to select fresh round and unmixed seed.
They all reflect and absorb his rays alike, and the former make but a small part of the glorious picture which he beholds in his daily course.
It is well known that a large plate of glass will have a green tint, owing, as the makers say, to its "body," but a small piece of the same will be colorless.
You may see from a boat, in calm weather, near the sandy eastern shore, where the water is eight or ten feet deep, and also in some other parts of the pond, some circular heaps half a dozen feet in diameter by a foot in height, consisting of small stones less than a hen's egg in size, where all around is bare sand.
The forest has never so good a setting, nor is so distinctly beautiful, as when seen from the middle of a small lake amid hills which rise from the water's edge; for the water in which it is reflected not only makes the best foreground in such a case, but, with its winding shore, the most natural and agreeable boundary to it.
I have said that Walden has no visible inlet nor outlet, but it is on the one hand distantly and indirectly related to Flint's Pond, which is more elevated, by a chain of small ponds coming from that quarter, and on the other directly and manifestly to Concord River, which is lower, by a similar chain of ponds through which in some other geological period it may have flowed, and by a little digging, which God forbid, it can be made to flow thither again.
He sawed a channel in the ice toward the shore, and hauled it over and along and out on to the ice with oxen; but, before he had gone far in his work, he was surprised to find that it was wrong end upward, with the stumps of the branches pointing down, and the small end firmly fastened in the sandy bottom.
If they were permanently congealed, and small enough to be clutched, they would, perchance, be carried off by slaves, like precious stones, to adorn the heads of emperors; but being liquid, and ample, and secured to us and our successors forever, we disregard them, and run after the diamond of Kohinoor.
A similar engagement between great and small ants is recorded by Olaus Magnus, in which the small ones, being victorious, are said to have buried the bodies of their own soldiers, but left those of their giant enemies a prey to the birds.
The barberry's brilliant fruit was likewise food for my eyes merely; but I collected a small store of wild apples for coddling, which the proprietor and travellers had overlooked.
Already, by the first of September, I had seen two or three small maples turned scarlet across the pond, beneath where the white stems of three aspens diverged, at the point of a promontory, next the water.
My dwelling was small, and I could hardly entertain an echo in it; but it seemed larger for being a single apartment and remote from neighbors.
I had the previous winter made a small quantity of lime by burning the shells of the Unio fluviatilis, which our river affords, for the sake of the experiment; so that I knew where my materials came from.
The next winter I used a small cooking-stove for economy, since I did not own the forest; but it did not keep fire so well as the open fireplace.
But this small village, germ of something more, why did it fail while Concord keeps its ground?
They, of course, are Walden all over and all through; are themselves small Waldens in the animal kingdom, Waldenses.
This is a remarkable depth for so small an area; yet not an inch of it can be spared by the imagination.
It was a small cavity under ten feet of water; but I think that I can warrant the pond not to need soldering till they find a worse leak than that.
The phenomena of the year take place every day in a pond on a small scale.
For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever.
To such the State renders comparatively small service, and a slight tax is wont to appear exorbitant, particularly if they are obliged to earn it by special labor with their hands.
You must hire or squat somewhere, and raise but a small crop, and eat that soon.
Dolokhov was a man of small means and no connections.
By the grace of her movements, by the softness and flexibility of her small limbs, and by a certain coyness and reserve of manner, she reminded one of a pretty, half-grown kitten which promises to become a beautiful little cat.
The room was crowded with small pieces of furniture, whatnots, cupboards, and little tables.
A small dog began to bark.
"Catiche has had tea served in the small drawing room," said Prince Vasili to Anna Mikhaylovna.
Pierre went with Anna Mikhaylovna into the small drawing room.
Pierre well remembered this small circular drawing room with its mirrors and little tables.
Only those things he always kept with him remained in his room; a small box, a large canteen fitted with silver plate, two Turkish pistols and a saber--a present from his father who had brought it from the siege of Ochakov.
He seized his son by the hand with small bony fingers, shook it, looked straight into his son's face with keen eyes which seemed to see through him, and again laughed his frigid laugh.
Denisov was a small man with a red face, sparkling black eyes, and black tousled mustache and hair.
I knew it, replied a piping voice, and Lieutenant Telyanin, a small officer of the same squadron, entered the room.
Telyanin was sitting in the same indolent pose in which Rostov had left him, rubbing his small white hands.
When Telyanin had finished his lunch he took out of his pocket a double purse and, drawing its rings aside with his small, white, turned-up fingers, drew out a gold imperial, and lifting his eyebrows gave it to the waiter.
"Heaven only knows what the people here may imagine," muttered Telyanin, taking up his cap and moving toward a small empty room.
"Tell these devils, these fiends, to let me pass!" shouted Denisov evidently in a fit of rage, his coal-black eyes with their bloodshot whites glittering and rolling as he waved his sheathed saber in a small bare hand as red as his face.
His small, deep-set eyes always twinkled and looked out straight.
"Really I don't care about that, I don't care at all," said Prince Andrew, beginning to understand that his news of the battle before Krems was really of small importance in view of such events as the fall of Austria's capital.
Prince Andrew suddenly exclaimed, clenching his small hand and striking the table with it, "and what luck the man has!"
Prince Andrew glanced again at the artillery officer's small figure.
A small but distinctly visible enemy column was moving down the hill, probably to strengthen the front line.
The short, round- shouldered Captain Tushin, stumbling over the tail of the gun carriage, moved forward and, not noticing the general, looked out shading his eyes with his small hand.
He carried close to his leg a narrow unsheathed sword (small, curved, and not like a real weapon) and looked now at the superior officers and now back at the men without losing step, his whole powerful body turning flexibly.
Little Tushin, moving feebly and awkwardly, kept telling his orderly to "refill my pipe for that one!" and then, scattering sparks from it, ran forward shading his eyes with his small hand to look at the French.
On Helene's name day, a small party of just their own people--as his wife said--met for supper at Prince Vasili's.
The little princess was sitting at a small table, chattering with Masha, her maid.
Napoleon, in the blue cloak which he had worn on his Italian campaign, sat on his small gray Arab horse a little in front of his marshals.
He knew it was Napoleon--his hero--but at that moment Napoleon seemed to him such a small, insignificant creature compared with what was passing now between himself and that lofty infinite sky with the clouds flying over it.
The count was delighted at Anna Mikhaylovna's taking upon herself one of his commissions and ordered the small closed carriage for her.
The midwife was already on her way to meet her, rubbing her small, plump white hands with an air of calm importance.
And strange to say Nicholas felt that he could not help taking up a card, putting a small stake on it, and beginning to play.
Denisov, with sparkling eyes and ruffled hair, sat at the clavichord striking chords with his short fingers, his legs thrown back and his eyes rolling as he sang, with his small, husky, but true voice, some verses called "Enchantress," which he had composed, and to which he was trying to fit music:
Having entered the courtyard of a large house where the Lodge had its headquarters, and having ascended a dark staircase, they entered a small well-lit anteroom where they took off their cloaks without the aid of a servant.
Willarski, stepping toward him, said something to him in French in an undertone and then went up to a small wardrobe in which Pierre noticed garments such as he had never seen before.
The room was in black darkness, only a small lamp was burning inside something white.
Some domestic serfs Pierre met, in reply to inquiries as to where the prince lived, pointed out a small newly built lodge close to the pond.
Pierre was struck by the modesty of the small though clean house after the brilliant surroundings in which he had last met his friend in Petersburg.
He quickly entered the small reception room with its still-unplastered wooden walls redolent of pine, and would have gone farther, but Anton ran ahead on tiptoe and knocked at a door.
He came at a gallop, wearing a small hat, a blue uniform open over a white vest, and the St. Andrew ribbon over his shoulder.
Bonaparte meanwhile began taking the glove off his small white hand, tore it in doing so, and threw it away.
The coarse evergreen color of the small fir trees scattered here and there among the birches was an unpleasant reminder of winter.
Somewhere a storm was gathering, but only a small cloud had scattered some raindrops lightly, sprinkling the road and the sappy leaves.
"It was a small estate that brought in no profit," replied Prince Andrew, trying to extenuate his action so as not to irritate the old man uselessly.
Well, you will be coming," he was going to say, "to dine," but changed his mind and said "to take tea with us," and quickly doubling up his tongue he blew a small round ring of tobacco smoke, perfectly embodying his dream of happiness.
The whole company were standing between two windows at a small table laid with hors-d'oeuvres.
Berg explained so clearly why he wanted to collect at his house a small but select company, and why this would give him pleasure, and why though he grudged spending money on cards or anything harmful, he was prepared to run into some expense for the sake of good society--that Pierre could not refuse, and promised to come.
In their new, clean, and light study with its small busts and pictures and new furniture sat Berg and his wife.
They received Pierre in their small, new drawing-room, where it was impossible to sit down anywhere without disturbing its symmetry, neatness, and order; so it was quite comprehensible and not strange that Berg, having generously offered to disturb the symmetry of an armchair or of the sofa for his dear guest, but being apparently painfully undecided on the matter himself, eventually left the visitor to settle the question of selection.
(This meant that the she-wolf, about whom they both knew, had moved with her cubs to the Otradnoe copse, a small place a mile and a half from the house.)
The old count's horse, a sorrel gelding called Viflyanka, was led by the groom in attendance on him, while the count himself was to drive in a small trap straight to a spot reserved for him.
(He was a distant relative of the Rostovs', a man of small means, and their neighbor.)
Rostov was particularly struck by the beauty of a small, pure-bred, red- spotted bitch on Ilagin's leash, slender but with muscles like steel, a delicate muzzle, and prominent black eyes.
After a while "Uncle" came in, in a Cossack coat, blue trousers, and small top boots.
Louisa Ivanovna consented to go, and in half an hour four troyka sleighs with large and small bells, their runners squeaking and whistling over the frozen snow, drove up to the porch.
Nicholas' Day and the prince's name day--all Moscow came to the prince's front door but he gave orders to admit no one and to invite to dinner only a small number, a list of whom he gave to Princess Mary.
The small group that assembled before dinner in the lofty old-fashioned drawing room with its old furniture resembled the solemn gathering of a court of justice.
At that time while with his regiment in Poland, a Polish landowner of small means had forced him to marry his daughter.
Balaga was a fair-haired, short, and snub-nosed peasant of about twenty- seven; red-faced, with a particularly red thick neck, glittering little eyes, and a small beard.
On entering the room now he crossed himself, turning toward the front corner of the room, and went up to Dolokhov, holding out a small, black hand.
Prince Andrew went to one and took out a small casket, from which he drew a packet wrapped in paper.
On the thirteenth of June a rather small, thoroughbred Arab horse was brought to Napoleon.
Having set off in the small hours of the fourteenth, accompanied by a bugler and two Cossacks, Balashev reached the French outposts at the village of Rykonty, on the Russian side of the Niemen, by dawn.
Balashev went into a small reception room, one door of which led into a study, the very one from which the Russian Emperor had dispatched him on his mission.
"Know that if you stir up Prussia against me, I'll wipe it off the map of Europe!" he declared, his face pale and distorted by anger, and he struck one of his small hands energetically with the other.
Rostov remembered Sventsyani, because on the first day of their arrival at that small town he changed his sergeant major and was unable to manage all the drunken men of his squadron who, unknown to him, had appropriated five barrels of old beer.
A board was found, fixed on two saddles and covered with a horsecloth, a small samovar was produced and a cellaret and half a bottle of rum, and having asked Mary Hendrikhovna to preside, they all crowded round her.
He could already see how these men, who looked so small at the foot of the hill, jostled and overtook one another, waving their arms and their sabers in the air.
Unexpectedly, in the middle of the service, and not in the usual order Natasha knew so well, the deacon brought out a small stool, the one he knelt on when praying on Trinity Sunday, and placed it before the doors of the sanctuary screen.
Lord, Thou art able to save both great and small; Thou art God, and man cannot prevail against Thee!
A small watchdog ran round barking in front of the harnessed horses.
He seemed altogether so thin, small, and pathetic.
No, tell them to bring a small table out here, my dear boy.
From the left, over fields and bushes, those large balls of smoke were continually appearing followed by their solemn reports, while nearer still, in the hollows and woods, there burst from the muskets small cloudlets that had no time to become balls, but had their little echoes in just the same way.
In contrast with the dread felt by the infantrymen placed in support, here in the battery where a small number of men busy at their work were separated from the rest by a trench, everyone experienced a common and as it were family feeling of animation.
Napoleon, standing on the knoll, looked through a field glass, and in its small circlet saw smoke and men, sometimes his own and sometimes Russians, but when he looked again with the naked eye, he could not tell where what he had seen was.
Neither Napoleon nor any of his generals had ever before seen such horrors or so many slain in such a small area.
Another time, general attention was attracted by a small brown dog, coming heaven knows whence, which trotted in a preoccupied manner in front of the ranks with tail stiffly erect till suddenly a shell fell close by, when it yelped, tucked its tail between its legs, and darted aside.
One of the doctors came out of the tent in a bloodstained apron, holding a cigar between the thumb and little finger of one of his small bloodstained hands, so as not to smear it.
Only when we have admitted the conception of the infinitely small, and the resulting geometrical progression with a common ratio of one tenth, and have found the sum of this progression to infinity, do we reach a solution of the problem.
A modern branch of mathematics having achieved the art of dealing with the infinitely small can now yield solutions in other more complex problems of motion which used to appear insoluble.
But however small the units it takes, we feel that to take any unit disconnected from others, or to assume a beginning of any phenomenon, or to say that the will of many men is expressed by the actions of any one historic personage, is in itself false.
To study the laws of history we must completely change the subject of our observation, must leave aside kings, ministers, and generals, and study the common, infinitesimally small elements by which the masses are moved.
I went in out of curiosity, you know, and there is a small chiffonier and a dressing table.
In fact, however, though now much farther off than before, the Rostovs all saw Pierre--or someone extraordinarily like him--in a coachman's coat, going down the street with head bent and a serious face beside a small, beardless old man who looked like a footman.
There was nothing terrible in the one small, distant fire in the immense city.
In the darkness of the night one of the servants noticed, above the high body of a coach standing before the porch, the small glow of another fire.
The small lamp in front of the icons was the only light left in the room.
She cautiously took one step and then another, and found herself in the middle of a small room containing baggage.
His remembering such a small detail of everyday life astonished the doctor.
"It's here, close by," said she and, running across the yard, opened a gate in a wooden fence and, stopping, pointed out to him a small wooden wing of the house, which was burning brightly and fiercely.
After marching through a number of streets the patrol arrested five more Russian suspects: a small shopkeeper, two seminary students, a peasant, and a house serf, besides several looters.
After the execution Pierre was separated from the rest of the prisoners and placed alone in a small, ruined, and befouled church.
He rode silently on his small gray horse, indolently answering suggestions that they should attack.
The result was a compromise which was inevitable: a small detachment was sent to Forminsk to attack Broussier.
The man who does not understand the construction of the machine cannot conceive that the small connecting cogwheel which revolves quietly is one of the most essential parts of the machine, and not the shaving which merely harms and hinders the working.
At that time Dokhturov had under his command, besides Dorokhov's detachment, the two small guerrilla detachments of Figner and Seslavin.
Military science, seeing in history innumerable instances of the fact that the size of any army does not coincide with its strength and that small detachments defeat larger ones, obscurely admits the existence of this unknown factor and tries to discover it--now in a geometric formation, now in the equipment employed, now, and most usually, in the genius of the commanders.
There were also small scratch groups of foot and horse, and groups of peasants and landowners that remained unknown.
The small bands that had started their activities long before and had already observed the French closely considered things possible which the commanders of the big detachments did not dare to contemplate.
Besides Denisov and Dolokhov (who also led a small party and moved in Denisov's vicinity), the commanders of some large divisions with staffs also knew of this convoy and, as Denisov expressed it, were sharpening their teeth for it.
Having arranged matters thus, Denisov and Dolokhov intended, without reporting matters to the higher command, to attack and seize that convoy with their own small forces.
To the right, beyond a steep ravine, was a small village and a landowner's house with a broken roof.
In the passage of the small watchhouse a Cossack with sleeves rolled up was chopping some mutton.
Something was boiling in a small cauldron at the edge of the fire and a soldier in a peaked cap and blue overcoat, lit up by the fire, was kneeling beside it stirring its contents with a ramrod.
Kutuzov raised his head and looked for a long while into the eyes of Count Tolstoy, who stood before him holding a silver salver on which lay a small object.
Government clerks set up their baize- covered tables and their pigeonholes of documents in small rooms.
The state of the count's affairs became quite obvious a month after his death, surprising everyone by the immense total of small debts the existence of which no one had suspected.
Within four years he had paid off all his remaining debts without selling any of his wife's property, and having received a small inheritance on the death of a cousin he paid his debt to Pierre as well.
In another three years, by 1820, he had so managed his affairs that he was able to buy a small estate adjoining Bald Hills and was negotiating to buy back Otradnoe--that being his pet dream.
She waited on the old countess, petted and spoiled the children, was always ready to render the small services for which she had a gift, and all this was unconsciously accepted from her with insufficient gratitude.
She got up and, walking on tiptoe with difficulty, went to the small sitting room.
At tea all sat in their accustomed places: Nicholas beside the stove at a small table where his tea was handed to him; Milka, the old gray borzoi bitch (daughter of the first Milka), with a quite gray face and large black eyes that seemed more prominent than ever, lay on the armchair beside him; Denisov, whose curly hair, mustache, and whiskers had turned half gray, sat beside countess Mary with his general's tunic unbuttoned; Pierre sat between his wife and the old countess.
But even if--imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause--we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.
Abandoning the conception of cause, mathematics seeks law, that is, the property common to all unknown, infinitely small, elements.
He stabbed a fork into the roast and cut a small slice off.
Placing it in a little plate, he cut it up in small pieces.
She looked small and vulnerable.
Only low brush could grow in so small a space... no trees to prevent a vehicle from plunging into the forested mountain ranges below and beyond.
You think things over for a long time before you make decisions – even in small matters.
It's kind of small, but the rent isn't too bad, and it'll be available by then.
I've got a small place down by Brownsville.
He reached Texas in an instant, loping the black to a small ranch.
I have some horses you can ride and there are several creeks, ponds and even a small lake on the land.
Being the only postal employee in a small town, the petite extravert was always ready for conversation.
After nearly an hour of riding, they descended the steep walls of a draw and followed it to a small valley.
He stopped on a small aqua envelope and frowned at the return address.
A dark form hunkered before the fire, feeding small twigs to the flames.
Occasionally they ran across small herds of cattle and she began to realize how large his ranch actually was.
The goal of our offered summer sojourn was described as a seasonal cabin on a small lake in near Wolfboro, New Hampshire.
There are three small rooms upstairs but we'll explain about them later.
The small kitchen showed signs of its past life, before the addition of a modern sink and electric stove.
"I hope you don't mind mice," Quinn said with a smile as he showed us a small room behind the kitchen.
A small table held an expensive looking scale.
I was in a small town, on the main street with cars and people all around.
Howie extinguished the light, went directly to the small bed and turned to the wall.
The smallest state has lots of small people; delightful children everywhere, but alas, now there is one less.
Our spectacular triumph was the return of an infant from a small Texas hospital.
The small house in which he had taken shelter was almost between the two armies.
He planted a small garden.
It was a small island, and there was no one living on it.
He opened his eyes and looked around at the small, plain room and at the poor people standing near him.
A day or two afterward I was stringing beads of different sizes in symmetrical groups--two large beads, three small ones, and so on.
I got out several cords of stumps in plowing, which supplied me with fuel for a long time, and left small circles of virgin mould, easily distinguishable through the summer by the greater luxuriance of the beans there.
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.
Three well-fed roans stood ready harnessed to a small conveyance with a leather hood.
His old sister-in-law popped in a small bundle, and one of the coachmen helped him into the vehicle.
She ran up to him and, in the play of the sunlight that fell in small round spots through the shade of the lime-tree avenue, could not be sure what change there was in his face.
He was lying on his back propped up high, and his small bony hands with their knotted purple veins were lying on the quilt; his left eye gazed straight before him, his right eye was awry, and his brows and lips motionless.
"I thought you might need these," she said, handing the rag to Carmen and setting the box of tissues on a small table beside her.
You must ask him about every small thing?
In that small house, there were few secrets.
I never saw such small pigs before.
It was no small decision for her.