The book's ancient pages were so brittle, he feared they would crumble before he finished.
The barrier that separated the Arabs from the conquered nations begins to crumble away.
Towards the northern end of Malabar hill lie the Parsee Towers of Silence, where the Parsecs expose their dead till the flesh is devoured by vultures, and then cast the bones into a well where they crumble into dust.
Great care is necessary to prevent the heaps from becoming too hot, in which case the clay becomes baked into hard lumps of brick-like material which cannot be broken up. With careful management, however, the clay dries and bakes, becoming slowly converted into lumps which readily crumble into a fine powder, in which state it is spread over and worked into the land at the rate of 40 loads per acre.
The clay should be only slightly burnt, so as to make it crumble down readily; in fact, the fire should not be allowed to break through, but should be constantly repressed by the addition of material.
Early one morning, we are told, in the fourth month, he got up, and with his hands behind his back, dragging his staff, he moved about his door, crooning over " The great mountain must crumble, The strong beam must break, The wise man must wither away like a plant."
For garden purposes loam should be rather unctuous or soapy to the touch when moderately dry, not too clinging nor adhesive, and should readily crumble when a compressed handful is thrown on the ground.
The empire certainly was wealthy and of enormous extent, for there were successively added to it the rich kingdoms of Bijapur and Golconda, but it was internally decaying and ready to crumble away before the first vigorous assault.
The ceiling began to crumble.
The walls around the bailey began to crumble.
Once you're done working for the night, you'll feel great that you've finished but come the next day when you're faced with a challenge, you'll crumble from lack of energy to deal with it.
Some recipes may have enough cohesion to stay together once rolled out, but others will persistently crumble every time you attempt to transfer the crust from the rolling pin to the top of your pie.
crumble easily, insert an edging of wood or plastic set below grass level.
crumble away leaving a hole.
Try making them a bit more exciting by serving them with crispy bacon, crispy bacon, crispy cheese crumbs or sweet chestnut crumble.
crumble with custard and her steak and kidney pie.
Under the " Iron Tsar " the outward semblance of authority was perfectly maintained; but behind this imposing façade the whole structure of the Russian administrative system continued to rot and crumble.
How about a blueberry cheesecake, a fruits of the forest gateau, or a plum crumble?
crumble away with the death of every cow, every sheep.
crumble away when tapped on the table.
crumble in the stock cube and stir well.
One reason the old empires did crumble was the changing balance of forces in world imperialism.
Sprinkle the crumble mixture evenly over the top of the apple/berry mixture.
When the world began to crumble, she returned to find the house in ruins and the body of her dead daughter in the arms of her father-in-law.
Try making them a bit more exciting by serving them with crispy bacon, crispy cheese crumbs or sweet chestnut crumble.
blueberry cheesecake, a fruits of the forest gateau, or a plum crumble?
There's bramble jelly to be made and bramble jelly to be made and bramble and apple crumble to put in the freezer.
crumble under the weight of disciplinary bans.
crumble are approximately 3 shops still open in this crumbling edifice.
Remove a couple of heaped dessertspoons of this crumble mix and set to one side.
Recipes Nigel Slater autumn special Exclusive to OFM, delicious spicy ribs, baked mushrooms, juicy plum crumble.
The home-made puddings (all at £ 5) included Bramley apple and rhubarb crumble and figgy sponge pudding.
shepherds pie, pasty and apple crumble.
smell something fishy, and I'm not talking about the contents of Baldrick's apple crumble.
tartlet cases with rhubarb, top with crumble and warm in the oven for 5 minutes.
When a mysterious videotape appears with intimate images of their personal lives, things begin to crumble.
When dry they crumble into small pieces which can be readily mixed with the soil by ploughing.
Under the " Iron Tsar " the outward semblance of authority was perfectly maintained; but behind this imposing faÃ§ade the whole structure of the Russian administrative system continued to rot and crumble.
Female adults were more likely to choose salad, filled roll and fruit; males chips, shepherds pie, pasty and apple crumble.
I smell something fishy, and I 'm not talking about the contents of Baldrick 's apple crumble.
Moving away from the traditional crumble, try making a spiced rhubarb chutney or rhubarb cordial by boiling the rhubarb with sugar and straining.
Fill the tartlet cases with rhubarb, top with crumble and warm in the oven for 5 minutes.
Drugstore brands tend to crumble, fade and bleed.
Keep the sugar in the oven for 30 minutes, then take it out and crumble up any clumps.
Keep the cookie size small when spooning or shaping the cookies so they will not fall apart or crumble.
Crumble about a cup's worth of chocolate sandwich cookies, frost the cake with buttercream, and scatter the cookie crumbles over the cake.
This tip offers an apple crumble recipe with a twist - additional berries and citrus.
If I am having a really hard day and the timing is right, I go to the local farmers market and treat my doggies to my Apple Crumble with a little twist.
Soak the apples and blueberries (and cranberries) in the above mixture for about 45 minutes or for as long as it takes you to make the crumble top.
Be careful not to burn the crumble topping.
The spots may turn dry and brittle and crumble away, leaving holes in the maple leaves.
The burliest man or the toughest woman will both crumble at the sight of a wet-nosed puppy.
Size, shape, and depth of the marks vary, and affected nails may thicken, yellow, or crumble.
I always thought they had a pretty solid marriage, especially with Claire, but she's acting as crazy as a teenager and just watching her marriage crumble.
crumble under the pressure?
And, for pudding - plump for fruity baked crumble, surrounded by a moat of hot creamy custard.
With origami roses, you can make them any color you wish and as an inherent bonus, they won't ever wilt, dry out, or crumble.
Without trust, the structure will eventually crumble.
Just like a building needs to be built on a solid foundation or it will crumble and fall, so does a marriage.
While the investment in this bag may be on the high side, it should be noted that genuine leather, well-made, will not crack or crumble.
The old tombstone was beginning to crumble, but it looked like as good a site as any to set up.
Crumble leftover meatloaf into spaghetti for dinner or into a chili soup base.
Clay that's mishandled may crumble or break.
Crumble tofu into skillet; stir and cook for 5 minutes or until liquid evaporates.
Shortly after Maci gives birth to baby Bentley her life begins to crumble around her.
This strength causes mere mortals to crumble when faced with their own imperfections.
Toe nail fungus is not life threatening, but it may spread to your other nails and cause them to crack, break or crumble.
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