The dissertation, written mostly in ill-health and in snatches of time taken from his parliamentary engagements, was published in 1831.
We just wait until he snatches another child?
Sure, 'til someone snatches that whip out of your hand and gives you the spankin' you've been asking for.
Cynthia devoured every publication she could find on the subject and was looking forward to spending some quality time hiking the high country, if the demand of Bird Song's chores would allow snatches of free time.
Dean only caught snatches, but enough to know Cynthia was speaking to Rose, son Randy, and Jen.
Little snatches of memories prickled her mind, and then they gradually all came together.
In the course of his recital snatches of other myths are referred to, including he famous TammuzAdonis tale, in which Tammuz, the youthful bridegroom, is slain by his consort Ishtar.
Some capital snatches of verse are scattered throughout his novels, the best being "Poll put her arms akimbo" in Snarleyyow, and the "Hunter and the Maid" in Poor Jack.
On this point we have the testimony of his one undoubted work, De nugis curialium, which he tells us he composed "by snatches" during his residence at court.
It is not as yet possible, except very partially, to arrange chronologically the snatches of biography to be gleaned from these stories.
But if any one of the confessors who is not ordained snatches to himself any such dignity upon account of his confession, let the same person be deprived and rejected; for he is not in such an office, since he has denied the constitution of Christ, and is worse than an infidel."
He snatches at the fox!
And without considering the multiplicity and complexity of the conditions any one of which taken separately may seem to be the cause, he snatches at the first approximation to a cause that seems to him intelligible and says: "This is the cause!"