What was he doing out here alone in the middle of the desert?
The rod was bent in the middle so that it could be turned as with a crank.
Several of the beefy men living in the house were in the grassy, well-lit courtyard, sparring with swords, knives, and other weaponry that looked like it came straight out of the Middle Ages.
It was to see my native village in the light of the Middle Ages, and our Concord was turned into a Rhine stream, and visions of knights and castles passed before me.
I shall be there by the middle of September.
Her curtains were down to seal away the sunlight, and she was curled up in a ball in the middle of her bed with her back to the door.
We are somewhere in the middle of the earth, and the chances are we'll reach the other side of it before long.
Who's that running on the middle of the bridge?
She approached the window, amazed at the snow, until her gaze fell to a figure kneeling like a dark gargoyle in the middle of the white lawn.
Back toward the middle of the house she went and down into the foyer.
And in the middle was a rough table with benches around it instead of chairs.
Each checker has a hole in the middle in which a brass knob can be placed to distinguish the king from the commons.
Didn't stop to think we might be in the middle of helping when you sucked us dry?
Folks don't fall into the middle of the earth and then get back again to tell of their adventures--not in real life.
He paused in the middle of the lawn that stretched between the house and the massive garage.
I don't want to be in the middle of your feud.
There was a desk in the middle of the room with voluminous piles of paper and notebooks.
One was of medium height and slender, an older man with sharp green eyes the color of forest moss who seemed out of place in the middle of the room.
On the other hand, when the issue finally came to a head, she would have been in the middle of it all anyway.
Cindy, that's forty miles out in the middle of nowhere.
He looked small in the middle of the foyer, and he wore an insincere smile like he might any other piece of easily removable clothing.
A pot-bellied stove in the middle of the main room provided the main heat in the two-bedroom room cottage.
Boris paused in the middle of the room, looked round, brushed a little dust from the sleeve of his uniform, and going up to a mirror examined his handsome face.
Carmen, I don't think you really want in the middle of this.
Here he was, apologizing on Julie's behalf, in the middle of the night.
This Marshal was Count Ilya Rostov, and in the middle of May Prince Andrew went to visit him.
Han nodded, and Damian trotted into the 20,000-square-foot mansion in the middle of the Arizona desert he called home.
She beat a hasty retreat down the hallway, and paused breathlessly in the middle of her bedroom.
The pale, dark-haired youth was drenched, but it was the wild look on his face that made her stop in the middle of the foyer and watch him pace with agitated energy.
He turned off the shower before lifting her and setting her on her feet in the middle of the bathroom.
He wouldn't let someone like her get stuck in the middle of their war.
His middle name is Google.
He answered brusquely and deposited her things in the middle of the room.
Natasha was standing in the middle of the drawing room, emaciated, with a pale set face, but not at all shamefaced as Pierre expected to find her.
His short hair had evidently just been brushed, but one lock hung down in the middle of his broad forehead.
By the middle of April, for I made no haste in my work, but rather made the most of it, my house was framed and ready for the raising.
But my house occupied so sunny and sheltered a position, and its roof was so low, that I could afford to let the fire go out in the middle of almost any winter day.
The latter, a fresh, rosy officer of the Guards, irreproachably washed, brushed, and buttoned, held his pipe in the middle of his mouth and with red lips gently inhaled the smoke, letting it escape from his handsome mouth in rings.
Lavrushka turned all the bedding over, looked under the bed and under the table, searched everywhere, and stood still in the middle of the room.
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.
He glanced at the dirty innyard in the middle of which soldiers were watering their lean horses at the pump while carts were passing out of the gate.
In the middle stood what were probably a king and a queen.
She'll wake up in the middle of the night, wide awake.
I am in the middle of it right now - only I don't know what I'm in the middle of.
Cynthia Turley was in the middle of cleaning his favorite table when he walked through the diner door.
"Natasha, you'd better lie in the middle," said Sonya.
Deidre clenched her fists as the four surrounded her in the middle of the hallway.
Nicholas, in his old lady's dress over which he had belted his hussar overcoat, stood in the middle of the sleigh, reins in hand.
The side horses, pressing against the shafts of the middle horse, sank in the snow, which was dry and glittered like sugar, and threw it up.
He checked himself in the middle of the sentence, lowered his eyes to avoid seeing her unpleasantly irritated and irresolute face, and said:
He thought she would give him her hand as usual; but she, stepping up to him, stopped, breathing heavily, her arms hanging lifelessly just in the pose she used to stand in when she went to the middle of the ballroom to sing, but with quite a different expression of face.
As they left the tavern in the twilight of the dawn, Rostov and Ilyin both glanced under the wet and glistening leather hood of the doctor's cart, from under the apron of which his feet were sticking out, and in the middle of which his wife's nightcap was visible and her sleepy breathing audible.
The crowds of men who merely spoke the Greek and Latin tongues in the Middle Ages were not entitled by the accident of birth to read the works of genius written in those languages; for these were not written in that Greek or Latin which they knew, but in the select language of literature.
I know a woodchopper, of middle age, who takes a French paper, not for news as he says, for he is above that, but to "keep himself in practice," he being a Canadian by birth; and when I ask him what he considers the best thing he can do in this world, he says, beside this, to keep up and add to his English.
She cautiously took one step and then another, and found herself in the middle of a small room containing baggage.
You'd be happier taking care of a rambling old house in the middle of nowhere?
Just bit his … actually, it was his arm, right in the middle of his forearm.
You've been dropped into the middle of a war no human knows about.
The next one that whispers must come out and stand in the middle of the floor.
One day, a tornado comes, lifts up your trailer with everyone in it, flies it around the world to the poorest nation on earth, and drops it in the middle of the village.
In the middle of this fresh tale Pierre was summoned to the commander in chief.
She was the middle of two sisters, but Mom fussed over their baby brother.
In the middle of the room a short handsome general with a red face was dancing the trepak with much spirit and agility.
On seeing Pierre he grew confused at first, but noticing embarrassment on Pierre's face immediately grew bold and, staggering on his thin legs, advanced into the middle of the room.
Ben can fall asleep in the middle of a conversation.
1932 was between world wars, in the middle of the depression.
Lottie Lynn Summerfield was abducted from her home in the middle of night.
This one guy, I was his cell mate for a few months about the middle of my stretch; he was plain different.
It was in the middle of the afternoon, but the skies were dark grey.
They seemed to be falling right into the middle of a big city which had many tall buildings with glass domes and sharp-pointed spires.
He had a habit of stopping short in the middle of his talk and gazing intently with his laughing, kindly eyes.
You've got a good job as a middle man, but don't let it go to your head.
About the middle of the Arbat Street, near the Church of the Miraculous Icon of St. Nicholas, Murat halted to await news from the advanced detachment as to the condition in which they had found the citadel, le Kremlin.
In the middle of the circle was a large teardrop-shaped flower garden.
While Pierre, standing in the middle of the room, was talking to himself in this way, the study door opened and on the threshold appeared the figure of Makar Alexeevich, always so timid before but now quite transformed.
Darkyn was like a housecat that dragged in beheaded birds and left them in the middle of the floor for its owner.
He was alone in the middle of a field.
At the same time he felt that above his face, above the very middle of it, some strange airy structure was being erected out of slender needles or splinters, to the sound of this whispered music.
Now and then he met Russians with anxious and timid faces, and Frenchmen with an air not of the city but of the camp, walking in the middle of the streets.
He glanced through it, then read it again, and then again, and standing still in the middle of the room he raised his shoulders, stretching out his hands, with his mouth wide open and his eyes fixed.
He became confused in his speech and stopped in the middle of what he was saying.
"Come, Anna Makarovna," Pierre's voice was heard saying, "come here into the middle of the room and at the word of command, 'One, two,' and when I say 'three'... You stand here, and you in my arms--well now!
In 1812 it reaches its extreme limit, Moscow, and then, with remarkable symmetry, a countermovement occurs from east to west, attracting to it, as the first movement had done, the nations of middle Europe.
It was the middle of the day, and Alex never took a nap.
But if I'm supposed to avoid the subject, don't act like I'm in the middle of some deceitful act when I try.
She wondered what would be worth the investment, but didn't want to wind up in the middle of a feud.
I opened each somewhere in the middle and held it flat on the table after recording the title and page number.
It was Delaware, in the middle of nowhere and I watched the house for hours before I took my prize.
When the coldness released her, she stood in the middle of a large conference hall.
Cody, sprawled in the middle of the street after being hit by a car, blood trickling from his skull into a nearby storm drain.
Then, about the middle of the day, it began to grow dark.
Her speech lacks variety and modulation; it runs in a sing-song when she is reading aloud; and when she speaks with fair degree of loudness, it hovers about two or three middle tones.
In the middle of the reading, the Uhlan interrupted Denisov.
Susie's ears had an unusual fold in the middle so they basically pointed downward.
It was all a ploy to get the ranch, and Bordeaux was right in the middle.
She was in the middle of an unfamiliar, tall hallway.
With a whoop, she twirled in the middle of the shadow world.
He appeared to be in the middle of recording things again.
But you sent him into the middle of Hell for thousands of years.
Why am I stuck in the middle?
If you don't mark 'em all with rocks we're going to miss a turn on the way out and end up god-knows-where in the middle of the earth someplace.
Ten minutes later, Lydia Larkin answered her door dressed in very tight and very small white shorts with a red elastic thing that covered only her breasts and nothing of the acres of skin in the middle.
Play the middle monkey—see no evil.
Deidre stopped in the middle of the sidewalk, feeling very exposed to the blaring world.
Gabriel's attention was caught on a faint green glow on a table in the middle of the stacks of dead bodies.
"You really are locked out," she said, stopping in the middle of the shadow world.
These in the middle, I'm guessing about, Tamer said, circling half the images he'd drawn.
We're starting in the middle.
On a mission to ensure there was a clean slate between his mate and Darkyn, Gabriel waited in the middle of Deidre's old apartment for the Dark One to arrive.
His mate was curled into a tight ball in the middle of her bed, on top of the covers.
Wynn stopped in the middle of the hallway.
He'd been in the middle of deciding which of his collection of knives he was going to use to kill the goddess once and for all when the noise started.
Deidre stopped in the middle of the busy sidewalk, too angry at the idea of losing her friend and doctor to care when someone jostled by her.
Dr. Wynn stood in the middle of his office.
They were in the middle of the desert in New Mexico.
In front of the bed, a dark cave had opened in the middle of her room, swallowing the wall where the door had been.
The clingy cold of the shadow world disappeared, and she was left standing in the middle of her apartment.
Witnessing the gaping hole to the shadow world form in the middle of the real world was unsettling.
She froze in the middle of the in-between place.
"No, just …" running out on you in the middle of the day after all you've done to help me.
She didn't want to be stuck in the middle when one of them snapped.
"Judging by the stack of wine bottles near the door, there needs to be a middle ground you can agree on," Andre advised.
"Middle ground, sweetie," she repeated with exaggerated innocence.
the middle of the floor and trudged to his room with a yawn.
Wiping her eyes, she pored through the rest of the paperwork, growing cold despite her wool coat in the middle of her warm apartment.
The death dealer stared at her, much larger in her small living room than he was in the middle of the street.
She turned and gasped, heart leaping to see the death dealer lingering like the shadow he was in the middle of her living room.
She stepped out of his embrace, the two of them freezing in the middle of the dance floor like rocks in a flowing creek.
Your mate dumped you on me in the middle of the night.
He paused at one room toward the middle of the hall and pushed it open.
There were wide eighteenth- century ball gowns, women in little black dresses, one in a fifties poodle skirt, and several in dark dresses with ornate brocade on the bodice, like that of wealthy Middle Age royalty.
The maître d' looked at her skeptically, as if the woman passing in a revealing Middle Eastern belly dancing costume ahead of her was normal and jeans were not.
The door cracked in the middle beneath the second blow, and she went sailing once again.
All of them were located in the middle of a sea.
Kris and a few of his Immortals were surrounded in the middle of the park while demons darted from the forest to attack pockets of Immortals.
A pyre had been built in the middle of the cobblestone courtyard to burn the bodies of the demons before nightfall, when they.d come back alive.
The object sitting in the middle of the table made his blood run cold.
Daniela led them to the men.s wing, where one sweaty, bloodied Immortal was standing outside of Sasha.s room while the other stood guard over Jade, who was hogtied in the middle of the small courtyard around which the men.s wing was situated.
He could look straight into the courtyard of the men.s wing, and the furious Daniela standing in the middle staring at him.
Maybe one of them will fall somewhere in the middle of your man-scale.
The dual moons seemed to hover somewhere in the middle of the air of a massive chasm, just like the dozen or so hulking spaceships, whose dark grey skins reflected like skins of massive grey whales in the moonlight.
Kiera stared, unable to fathom she'd been ejected into the middle of space to die.
He led her to a bench in the middle of the house and glanced at an awaiting servant, who darted away.
In the middle of the queen's throne was a low stone box she mistook at first glance to be the world's most uncomfortable lumbar support.
Evelyn stood in the middle of the room.
Evelyn waited at the edge of another group, in the middle of which was Romas.
And the only reason you remember dreams is if you wake up in the middle of them.
But who gets up in the middle of the night?
Effie stood in the middle of the room, as if enthralled and after all the smiles and appropriate handshakes, took a deep breath and closed her eyes.
Alarm clocks ringing in the middle of the night, ghosts walking around, everyone hopping into someone else's bed, half the people wanting to kill the other half!
I suppose you've got a good reason why you tried to beat the brains out of a guy holding an ice ax, in the middle of the street with a bunch of people watching.
"I'll put her on my middle list, not the short one," he grumbled.
Having a child nowadays is tough enough but jumping in in the middle of the game is bewildering.
Stopping her seemed not to enter Dean's mind as she placed a chair in the middle of the room, looking up to make sure it was directly beneath the hanging brass fixture.
Me standing there half naked, Gladys screaming her fool head off, Edith's body hanging in the middle of the room....
Right in the middle stood a cute little redhead about to make her shot.
In the middle of the table sat an exquisite fall floral arrangement.
The women delved into small talk, and as Jackson turned, he noticed Connor standing stone still in the middle of the room, staring at Elisabeth.
She sang right in the middle of every pitch and had a lovely vibrato.
She was in the middle of every pitch and fully supported each note.
Samantha stood at 5'10 with caramel colored skin and curly jet-black hair that fell to the middle of her back.
A chair sat in the middle of the living room with a 'Happy Birthday' balloon tied to it.
What if I need blood in the middle of dinner?
In the middle, Elisabeth sat in a metal chair, barely conscious.
I meant living out here in the middle of nowhere with questionable transportation and no way to get help.
The middle of a snowstorm was no time to give birth.
She was standing in the middle of the dairy, scowling, when he emerged from the barn.
Weren't they in the middle of an argument?
She opened her eyes and gasped as Alex took the broom away and pulled her into the middle of the room.
Striking a match, she dropped it into the middle and gently blew on the flame.
The truck isn't in the middle of the road.
Nerves made her movements clumsy while her mind sought some forgotten information about a threat great enough to rouse the Undersecretary and his staff in the middle of the night.
He took each side of her collar and pulled, the effortless movement ripping the black uniform down the middle.
He wasn't sure what it was about this woman that made him think thoughts he normally didn't in the middle of a warzone.
Lana never thought she'd end up in the middle of a forest, defended by the PMF against those who seemed to want to start a second East-West civil war.
Not in the middle of a war.
She continued walking down the middle of the road.
That this one was in the middle of a town—even a tiny one—made her nervous.
Lana froze, hoping they didn't notice the lone figures in the middle of the field.
It was clear and cool outside of Gabe's small cottage in the middle of a possessed jungle. Rhyn felt the sense that someone else was there once more and looked around. Assuming the feeling has something to do with his magic, Rhyn shook it off once more. He opened the front door without knocking, already sensing it was empty. Gabe had left in a hurry. The wardrobe near his bed was open and his walls were missing many of the weapons Rhyn had seen last time.
He paused in the middle of the cool shadow world gazing at the portals.
Ully obeyed. They crept through the hallways, avoiding any that seemed crowded. Toby followed the directions he saw in his memories and led them to a small chamber near the center of the fortress. They entered and closed the door, seeing the open portal hovering in the middle. He took Ully's hand, and they stepped into it.
We arrived at the high school, and Lara and Ivy took off for the middle school next door.
He considered warning the Indian night clerk that they had a real winner wandering out on the sand in the middle of the night but discarded the idea.
If an airplane crashes in the middle of the ocean and someone is listed as a passenger on it, it's pretty simple, even if there's never a body.
The ol' boys at the station are about split down the middle but we're not privy to Byrne's lifestyle and I suppose that's the key.
Byrne's description was far too common to stand out but no one recalled a man hurriedly leaving the city in the middle of the night, Tuesday-Wednesday.
It's the middle of the night.
Now, tell me what's going on or so help me God I'll dump your ass right here in the middle of the square!
"Do you know any other reason to go to a motel in the middle of the day?" he asked, harshly.
Some guy out on a yacht with his family spotted the body floating in the middle of the bay and hauled it in like Hemingway's fish.
The word is someone did in Wassermann over on the Eastern Shore and the tide carried him out in the middle of the Chesapeake.
I'm thankful she and Randy didn't come home in the middle of it.
"I'll bet Billie said it was all a big mistake just before they dropped him in the middle of the bay," Dean answered.
It's out in the middle of nowhere, just off the interstate.
How do you ditch a motor home in the middle of Kansas?
Thank God it didn't appear she had been contacted by her husband, but something was seriously wrong and Dean was smack-dab in the middle of it.
The last thing David Dean had wanted to do was to climb back in his tired automobile and drive to Philadelphia in the middle of the night.
The mornings and evenings had been packed with chores, but there was usually time during the middle of the day to enjoy some time outside.
I'm hot and tired, and I'm right in the middle of something.
Surely second thoughts didn't come abruptly in the middle of a peaceful ride, or tie a persons' insides in knots.
Sooner or later she and Alex would run smack into the middle of something unpleasant.
He smiled, grabbing her hand, turning it palm up and planting a soft kiss in the middle.
I didn't want to disturb you in the middle of chores, so I called the land line.
We're in the middle of an electrical storm.
She threw the egg at him and it landed square in the middle of his forehead.
When she entered, Darian stood in the middle of the foyer, surveying the vamps staring at him like the god he was.
She stopped in front of him and placed her fingertips in the middle of his chest.
"So you just thought you'd take a walk in the middle of a huge snowstorm?" he asked.
In the middle is an apple tree marked with a ring of stones.
When he opened his eyes, the three of them stood in the middle of the city.
A table had been placed in the middle, and Jonathan sat at it, disguised as a man with graying hair.
My middle name is Natalie and Alex's middle name is Matthew.
Her stomach rolled a warning as nausea gripped her middle.
You take care of yourself and call me any time - even if it's in the middle of the night.
She stopped, suddenly aware that she was in the middle of the field.
You come out here from California all alone and rent you a place in the middle of nowhere.
One minute they seemed to be driving in the middle of nowhere, and then they would come into a little town.
Poised in the middle of turning a page, she froze.
He woke in the middle of the night to check on her as he did every night.
He'd never been to the middle of the city, mainly because it was walled off and guarded.
In the middle of the white bed, she looked small.
His cat nuzzled one leg as he stood, thinking hard, in the middle of his bright condo.
Even the guy's boxers were neatly folded into squares that sat in the middle of the drawer.
Xander froze in the middle of his bedroom.
"You're like a junior high jock trapped in a Redwood tree," she replied and planted her hands in the middle of his chest to push him away.
He appeared in the middle of the White God's compound and began walking.
They paused beside the ring in the center, where the two at its middle had stopped to stare at him.
As with the girl yesterday, this one stood in the middle of the hallway, lost.
I'm, uh, in the middle of work right now.
Like the vamp-cat, Jessi's cousins had gone from panicked at being kidnapped in the middle of the night to content on the compound.
He didn't want her anywhere near the Original Other or Jonny but was almost certain she'd figure out how to get herself in the middle somehow.
A peek over her shoulder revealed him standing in the middle of the room, under the light.
She smelled the ocean on the air and was surprised to see the strange stone cottage perched in the middle of a field hedged by a stone wall.
It had been afternoon when she left the West Coast, and it was clearly in the middle of the night here.
Standing in the middle of a dirt road, god-knew-where, stuck between the bristling Black God and Original Other, Jessi couldn't imagine her situation getting worse.
"Jessi," the power in Damian's voice stopped Jessi somewhere in the middle of the two.
can ascend to Kayes from the beginning of June to the middle of November; steamers drawing 4 ft.
Vico held God to be the ruler of the world of nations, but ruling, not as the providence of the middle ages by means of continued miracles, but as He rules nature, by means of natural laws.
Vico undoubtedly considered the poetic wisdom of the Middle Ages to be different from that of the Greeks and Romans, and Christianity to be very superior to the pagan religion.
He had to steer a middle course between the extremes represented by the Carbonari on the one hand and the Sanfedisti on the other, and he consistently refused to employ the cruel and inquisitorial methods in vogue under his successors.
The language of her country novels is the genuine patois of middle France rendered in a literary form.
Gregorovius, Rome in the Middle Ages, trans.
Between them they rendered into Hebrew all the chief Jewish writings of the middle ages.
Certain of the molar teeth of the middle of the series in both elephants and mastodons have the same number of principal ridges; those in front having fewer, and those behind a greater number.
It was not until the middle of the 18th century that experiments due to Benjamin Franklin showed that the electric phenomena of the atmosphere are not fundamentally different from those produced in the laboratory.
The parts of a mushroom consist chiefly of stem and cap; the stem has a clothy ring round its middle, and the cap is furnished underneath with numerous radiating coloured gills.
For this latter purpose he had chosen as his thesis the constitution of the free Lombard cities in the middle ages, the province in which he was destined to do most for the scientific study of history.
Although planned in the shape of a cross, with a square and tower in the middle, the arms of the cross are not straight, the constructor holding the ingenious opinion that, in order to prevent little towns from being taken in at a glance, their streets should be crooked.
Aguilar "of the Frontier" was so named in the middle ages from its position on the border of the Moorish territories, which were defended by the castle of Anzur, now a ruin; but the spacious squares and modern houses of the existing town retain few vestiges of Moorish dominion.
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