When his ministry began its fires were slowly dying down, though the embers still glowed.
He felt as if he had swallowed the contents of an ashbin while embers still lived.
After burning for twenty-four hours the smouldering embers were extinguished with libations of wine.
I thus warmed myself by the still glowing embers which the summer, like a departed hunter, had left.
In one corner a piano perched silently, and the embers of a fire still cast a faint glow from a massive fireplace.
He did stay a little longer; but the embers that still burnt in him refused to be covered up. He would fain have ceased writing, and used to say, "It's a great thing to know when to stop"; but he could not stop, and did not stop, till the last.
One morning, between seven and eight, returning after a sleepless night, he sent for embers, changed his rain-soaked underclothes, said his prayers, drank tea, got warm, then tidied up the things on the table and in his own corner, and, his face glowing from exposure to the wind and with nothing on but his shirt, lay down on his back, putting his arms under his head.
But it is long before the death of any institution is recognized; and it was inevitable that men should busy themselves in trying to rekindle the dead embers into new life.
Released from his religious obligations, Caesar now (81 B.C.) left Rome for the East and served his first campaign under Minucius Thermus, who was engaged in stamping out the embers of resistance to Roman rule in the province of Asia, and received from him the "civic crown" for saving a fellow-soldier's life at the storm of Mytilene.
The trampling out of the last embers of Danish particularism in the North was reserved for thelstans brothers and successors, Edmund and Edred (940955), who put down ~rn~nd.
Espartero soon, however, in 1840, stamped out the last embers of the rising, which had lasted seven years.
Cooking-pots, made at various parts of the coast, form one of the great exchanges for sago; but where such vessels do not reach, food is cooked by the women on the embers, done up in leaves, or in holes in the ground over heated stones.
In the Papacy, however, Henry had an implacable foe; and again and again When he seemed on the point of a complete triumph the smouldering embers of revolt were kindled Henry once more into flame.
The loss of Agassiz was a blow from which he never entirely recovered; and, when Sumner also left him, he wrote: "Thou hast but taken thy lamp and gone to bed; I stay a little longer, as one stays To cover up the embers that still burn."
The wax is often heated in a little pot, resting in hot embers.
When Mr Hovey visited this cave in 1855 he found many extinct torches, charcoal embers, poles and pounders, as well as numerous footprints, in the soft nitreous earth of certain avenues, which were left by exploring parties previous to the coming of the white man.
The embers of Lollardy, not extinguished by the new central fountain of learning, the university of St Andrews, smouldered in the west till the Reformation.
This was the crowning stroke of the Central India campaign, and practically put an end to the Mutiny, though the work of stamping out its embers went on for many months, and was only completed with the capture and execution of Tantia Topi in April 1859.
Indeed, many prominent French and German divines still denied papal infallibility altogether; and Louis Napoleon had regularly fallen back on Richelieu's old device of stirring up the embers of Gallicanism, whenever the French clergy grew restive about his alliance with Victor Emmanuel.
In vain Charles tried to kindle anew the embers of former feudal intrigues; the execution of the duke of Nemours and the count of Saint P01 cooled all enthusiasm.
4 88 -493), "As when a man hath hidden away a brand in the black embers at an upland farm, one that bath no neighbour nigh, and so saveth the seed of fire that he may not have to seek a light otherwhere, even so did Odysseus cover him with the leaves."
Some of his followers who escaped raided the town of Kudat on Marudu Bay in April of the same year, but caused more panic than damage, and little by little during the next years the last smouldering embers of rebellion were extinguished.
If you and I want to fan those embers of revival into full flames we must start with ourselves.
Who hasn't seen the " man in the moon " or faces in clouds or in the burning embers of a fire?
This would then be set alight and once the flames had died down the cattle would be driven through the smoking embers.
Should a few embers slip below the armor, you will not get burned.
They get bored with repetition and what they see as raking over the dead embers of the past.
embers of a fire?
embers of an ashen bonfire.
embers from the open coal fire.
She remained in the bathing chamber until the hearth was nothing but embers.
douse the embers to prevent it flaring up again.
The dying embers of the 2006 turf Flat season will share the spoils at Newmarket on October 28 with jump racing at Wetherby.
Always watch that sparks and flying embers do not set light to anything.
Fire Walk 2000 5 brave TWJC members walked across burning embers walked across burning embers for charity.
See the striking lines, the stirring verse and the reflection like the last embers of a dying winter fire!
A fireplace screen made of glass or metal should be placed in front of the fireplace opening to keep burning embers and sparks inside.
When you have your fireplace burning, always use a well fitting protective fireplace screen to keep all sparks and embers safely inside.
If the portable grill is deep enough, you could even use them to burn a normal wood fire, and when the flames die down, replace the grate and cook over the embers as you normally would.
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