He crumpled, and she gasped.
Two crumpled dollar bills lay on the bed.
Hopeful, Sofia crumpled up the paper with Dr. Bylun's information.
Crumpled in the waste paper basket was a small piece of white paper with a telephone number.
In an hour, all the costumes were crumpled and disordered.
Dean stared at the woman's near crumpled figure.
The moon was covered by clouds, and she crumpled the notes she'd taken.
In descending order they embrace the following subdivisions, whose thickness in the district of Durness is estimated at about 2000 ft.: (e) limestones, dolomites and cherts, with numerous organic remains; (d) grit and quartzite, with Saltarella and Olenellus (Serpulite Grit); (c) calcareous shales and dolomites, with many annelid casts and sometimes Olenellus (Fucoid Beds); (b) Upper Quartzite, often crowded with annelid pipes (Pipe Rock Quartzite); (a) Lower Quartzite - their original upper limit can nowhere be seen, for they have been overridden by the Eastern Schists in those gigantic underground disturbances already referred to, by which these rocks, the Archean gneiss and Torridonian sandstone, were crumpled, inverted, dislocated and thrust over each other.
Finally Fred O'Connor withdrew a crumpled dollar bill from his antiquated change purse and a fountain pen from his jacket pocket.
Thomas Dickson of Edinburgh long ago observed that the most healthy and productive crop was to be obtained by planting unripe tubers, and proposed this as a preventive of the disease called the "curl," which sometimes attacks the young stems, causing them and also the leaves to become crumpled, and few or no tubers to be produced; in this connexion it is interesting to note that Scottish and Irish seed potatoes give a larger yield than English, probably on account of their being less matured.
When he had read thus far, he crumpled the letter up and threw it away.
She was in a car with one of Talon's men, her crumpled body at an awkward angle jammed in the small area between the backseat and the driver's seat.
Martha reached in her pocket and triumphantly presented a crumpled piece of paper.
She watched in horror as he pulled out a crumpled woman.s body, even more shocked to realize she recognized the woman.s face when Jade set her on the bed.
The solitary seed has no perisperm or albumen, but has two large and curiously crumpled cotyledons concealing the plumule, the leaves of which, even at this early stage, show traces of pinnae.
The stratified rocks in the highlands strike north and south, as if they had been crumpled into folds, in Upper Palaeozoic times, by pressure from east to west.
In the former even the Pliocene beds are crumpled and folded, overfolded and overthrust in the most violent fashion; in the latter none but the oldest beds, certainly none so late as the Permian, have been crumpled or crushed - occasionally they are bent and frequently they are faulted, but the faults, though sometimes of considerable magnitude, are simple dislocations, unaccompanied by any serious disturbance of the strata.
2 It may be added that, south of the central watershed, the strata, both Mesozoic and Palaeozoic, are compressed, crumpled, faulted and frequently overfolded, with their apices pointing to the south.
I had often since seen its crumpled red velvety blossom supported by the stems of other plants without knowing it to be the same.
The gall is cup-shaped, and its outer surface is crumpled and covered with small warts and hairs.
The sepals, very rarely three, which are two in number, fall off as the flower opens, the four (very rarely five or six) petals, which are crumpled in the bud stage, also fall readily.
The old man sat crumpled in the grotto where Martha's bones had rested.
calyx of some species of clematis and of some herbaceous plants, or rolled up at the edges (involute or revolute), or folded transversely, becoming crumpled or corrugated, as in the poppy.
Them folks who had given the matter a little thought handed the ballots back all crumpled up.
Holmes held up a crumpled branch of flowering gorse.
The retreating blonde woman's rope and crampons lay discarded at the edge of the path, the bag from their recent purchase crumpled nearby.
Frequently in districts where slates are much crumpled they are traversed by numerous quartz veins, which have a thickness varying from several inches up to many feet, and may occasionally be auriferous.
In the long roll of his eighty-four years there was scarcely a crumpled rose-leaf.
He wore an unfastened cloak, wide breeches hanging down in creases, and a crumpled shako on the back of his head.
The poor owner of the crumpled van sobbed over her accordioned quarter panel, her pocket dog howling in accompaniment.
The Falkland Islands consist entirely, so far as is known, of the older Palaeozoic rocks, Lower Devonian or Upper Silurian, slightly metamorphosed and a good deal crumpled and distorted, in the low grounds clay slate and soft sandstone, and on the ridges hardened sandstone passing into the conspicuous white quartzites.
In such work the painters of Upper Germany at this time, working in the spirit of the late Gothic style just before the dawn of the Renaissance, show considerable technical attainments, with a love of quaint costumes and rich draperies crumpled in complicated angular folds, some feeling for romance in landscape backgrounds, none at all for clearness or balance in composition, and in the attitudes and expressions of their overcrowded figures a degree of grotesqueness and exaggeration amounting often to undesigned caricature.
She rummaged around and withdrew a large batch of crumpled bills, spilling several.
The crumpled bands mark the bedding, and the fine perpendicular striae in front are the cleavage planes; the fine lines on the darkened side merely represent shadow, and must not be taken for planes of division in the rock.
Some of the older beds indeed are crumpled, but the folding is altogether different in age and in direction from that of the Alps.
The Union right was crumpled up on the centre, where Major-General G.
Darian fought himself, groping with glazed eyes for the crumpled Oracle.
His power hit Darian at the same time he did, and the Grey God crumpled, pinned to the wooden deck.
Her dress is badly crumpled but her smile triumphant, beams between her blushing cheeks.
In the half enclosed cockpit the crew were crumpled over the controls.
Steven's terrified crumpled figure cowered in a tight fetal position beside the fireplace.
crumpled faces in the group, that something very special was happening.
The letter crumpled in her hands, her vision blurred then tunneled to a narrow point of white light.
Blood poured out on the floor and his body crumpled into a pile.
crumpled on the floor?
crumpled into a small ball and placed in their pocket.
crumpled into a heap on the floor, bleeding from the nose.
But the Swans then crumpled twice inside a minute around the hour mark to gift Oxford the three points.
This slightly crumpled old picture was probably taken around 1893.
It accounts for why so many houses just crumpled like packs of cards and why older or more solid buildings remained intact.
With a little luck they wouldn't rupture and would be completely crumpled up.
crumpled in a heap.
Clad only in crumpled white and red drapery gathered around her waist, Scylla leans forward, gesturing with her hand.
The best utensils for cleaning a barbecue are a wire brush or crumpled tin foil.
They walk, the run, they fire guns, they fall to the floor in a crumpled heap.
Bert sat crumpled up in the corner, apparently heedless of him.
Overtaking her I noticed she clung to the banister with one hand and held a crumpled mitten to the lips with the other.
The quiet corner strewn, as usual, with used prophylactics and the crumpled elbows of well-finished roaches.
A large document shredder with a sophisticated input method for smooth or crumpled paper.
Whilst the contents are thus retained without loss, the crumpled shell is then vomited out.
But like the crumpled, rumpled detective himself, it 's one which is deceptively brilliant in its simplicity.
You may have a crumpled shirt or scuffed shoes.
In that crumpled air of shrunken faces and gray shriveled hair with the watching windows misting?
The big change arrives on matchday itself, which is where CM5 crumpled in an untidy heap on the turf.
Use crumpled paper as padding for shipping or storing fragile items.
Fill the bottom of the basket with crumpled newspaper and place colorful shredded paper over it.
To build a wood fire put some crumpled up newspaper in the center of the fire ring.
Retain its shape by filling the bag with crumpled bubble wrap.
Use white vinegar and crumpled newspaper to clean windows and mirrors for a streak-free shine.
In the 90s, Felicia's marriage to Mitch crumpled, but she found comfort with former lover Lucas and they discovered the child they shared in Lorna.
Cramped and cluttered spaces will wrinkle and eventually damage some fabrics, and you will fall victim to crumpled collars, squished sashes, and many other fashion faux pas simply by not having enough space.
Dip crumpled newspaper (not paper towels that will leave lint marks) into more vinegar solution and use them to wipe down the window.
After the entire window is cleaned, polish it with dry crumpled newspaper to remove any remaining water marks and streaks.
Beautifully Crumpled Covers: Turn a plain paper bag into a decorated cover for a journal or album filled with your favorite fall photos.
Create a volcano with crumpled brown construction paper and glue it to the back.
Draw your own pirate map with charcoal and crumpled linen paper.
Both cell doors had exploded off the cells and lay crumpled across the room.
"I got the point," he said and crumpled the note.
It is, indeed, as if the high land of central Asia had been pushed southward against and over the unyielding mass formed by the old rocks of the Indian peninsula, and in the process the edges of the over-riding strata had been crumpled and folded.
Owing to the use of paper among the threads of the embroidery and sizing in the preparation of the stuff forming the ground, every operation of folding used to cause perceptible injury to a piece, so that after a few years it acquired a crumpled and dingy appearance.
Within the crust of the earth, whether by the contraction of the interior or in any other way, tangential pressures were set up. Since the crust is not of uniform strength throughout, only the weaker portions yielded to the pressure; and these were crumpled up against the more resisting portions and sometimes were pushed over them.
He could no longer look at the two crumpled bills on the bed, the stark reminder of her fury when he'd sent her away.
smouldering fires of his old energy flamed out once more and Napoleon began a rapid pursuit of the cavalry screen, which crumpled up and decamped as he advanced, yet all his efforts were powerless to entangle the Anglo-Dutch rearguard to such an extent that Wellington must turn back to its assistance.
When the foliation is undulose or sinuous the rocks are said to be crumpled, and have wavy splitting surfaces instead of nearly plane ones.
The overthrust came from the south-east, and the Palaeozoic beds were crushed and crumpled against the ancient massif of the central plateau.
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