She lit with one foot underneath her body, and the momentum of her fall threw her forward - over the ledge.
Her legs felt like posts, but she drug one foot in front of another until the ground under her feet seemed to change.
He drew his mount to a halt beside her and kicked one foot free of the stirrup, offering a hand up.
Martha rose and began to pace across the room, putting one foot toe to heel in front of the other, as if walking a tight rope.
The other half of his face was stuck in the shadows, giving him a surreal appearance, as if he had one foot in a different world.
She feared asking more and braced herself when it took one foot in its hand.
They tumbled to the ground, one foot --she wasn't sure whose --knocking the amulet away.
Rhyn planted one foot at the base of Kiki.s neck and wrenched his head back.
She was as white as the garment she now casually pushed with one foot behind a hall table.
She raced down the hall tugging her boots on, hopping first on one foot and then on the other.
The insurgent pinned her in place with one foot on her stomach and wrenched off her civilian grays.
He moved from one foot to the other.
Josh shifted from one foot to another.
He shuffled from one foot to the other and cleared his throat.
He pulled a chair out and sat down, lifting one foot across the other knee.
Pulling a chair out, he sat down and put one foot across his knee.
He sauntered over to her and rested one foot on the log.
The bowler delivers his bowl with one foot on a mat or footer, made of india-rubber or cocoanut fibre, the size of which is also prescribed by rule as 24 by 16 in., though, with a view to protecting the green, Australasian clubs employ a much larger size, and require the bowler to keep both feet on the mat in the act of delivery.
It seems as if one foot rested on dogmatism and one on scepticism.
Jamaica quassia is imported into England in logs several feet in length and often nearly one foot in thickness, consisting of pieces of the trunk and larger branches.
from one foot of the chain to the other, beginning at the edge of the littoral plain behind Beirut and ending at the W.
through the distance of one foot.
The device, frequently seen in farmyards, by which the power of a horse is utilized to drive threshing or other machinery, is sometimes described as a "horse-power," but this term usually denotes the unit in which the performance of steam and other engines is expressed, and which is defined as the rate at which work is done when 33,000 lb are raised one foot in one minute.
The rim is also subject to a centrifugal tension of amount wv 2 /g pounds per square inch of section, where w is the weight in pounds of a length of one foot of the pulley rim one square inch in section, and v is the velocity of the rim in feet per second.
The range of the tides is about one foot at Copenhagen; within the Baltic proper ordinary tides are scarcely perceptible.
She pulled on the lead lines and applied pressure to the break with one foot.
footwork rule: A player may receive the ball with one foot grounded or may jump to catch the land on one foot.
hopping around on one foot for a bit.
Operators commonly put only one foot on the peel-off mat or avoid the peel-off mat altogether.
A boat has a ladder that has six rungs; each rung is one foot apart.
sandbag barricade leaving just one foot of its standing.
v.) shows that the earth, strictly speaking, is not all at one potential, but the natural differences of potential between points on the earth's surface a mile apart are insignificant compared to the normal potential difference between the earth and a point one foot above it.
In 1785 the Cherokees of Georgia placed themselves under the protection of the Federal government, and in 1823 their chiefs, who were mostly half-breeds, declared: " It is the fixed and unalterable determination of this nation never again to cede one foot more of land," and that they could not " recognize the sovereignty of any state within the limits of their territory "; in 1827 they framed a constitution and organized a representative government.
He reached the edge of the tall roof, stepped one foot out into the air, and walked into space as calmly as if he were on firm ground.
The deepest part was found to be within one hundred feet of this, still farther in the direction to which I had inclined, and was only one foot deeper, namely, sixty feet.
He bowed his head and scraped first with one foot and then with the other, awkwardly, like a child at a dancing lesson.
He glided silently on one foot half across the room, and seeming not to notice the chairs was dashing straight at them, when suddenly, clinking his spurs and spreading out his legs, he stopped short on his heels, stood so a second, stamped on the spot clanking his spurs, whirled rapidly round, and, striking his left heel against his right, flew round again in a circle.
The French dragoon officer was hopping with one foot on the ground, the other being caught in the stirrup.
Stepping cautiously from one foot to the other she ran like a kitten the few steps to the door and grasped the cold door handle.
The enemy advanced of the sap, blowing up a sandbag barricade leaving just one foot of its standing.
Also note that most people have one foot that is slightly longer than the other so also be sure try on both shoes.
Space the nails about one foot apart, using at least two nails per board.
Shred leaves and chop wood pieces that are larger than one foot.
These are very thick, dark masonry walls, sometimes over one foot in depth, that are located on the south side of a home.
If you wish to draw your room to scale, use the standard one-quarter of an inch equals one foot.
You can assign one foot to one square on the graph paper.
The other way is to use a separate sheet of graph paper and draw your furniture onto the paper using the one square equals one foot formula.
An average of one foot was left between the rug and the wall, allowing only a small portion of the flooring to be exposed.
Ask your photo subject to turn partially sideways to the camera, planting one foot in front of the other.
Set up an open space on the floor and create a "net" by hanging string or yarn about one foot off the floor.
In most cases, it's best to choose a box with sides that are about one foot tall or slightly higher, with a dip on one side for mama dog to step through.
It has leaf-stalks over one foot long, and blossoms three to five inches across, which are borne on branching stems, each stem bearing from two to seven flowers, which have a stronger tendency to assume a rosy hue than the ordinary kind.
If you use rows, set them at least one foot apart.
The main premise of square foot gardening is that plants can be planted in a one foot square grid pattern in order to increase yields for small space gardeners.
The inside square is then sectioned into individual one foot squares by string or thin wooden slats.
Each one foot square may contain between one and 16 plants depending on the variety.
Small plants such as carrots, radishes, and green onions are planted very close together with four rows of four in each one foot square.
The cartoon backgrounds and personas of the characters make you laugh because they are overdramatic (the cop has extended bangs that pop out one foot from his head) and that's how they're suppose to be.
This one foot bar accepts the infrared input as you swing, jab, punch, and dive with the controllers.
The board is about two feet by about one foot and contains special technology that detects weight and shifts on the board.
Find a comfortable position, such as standing with one foot on a chair, squatting with knees apart, or lying down with legs bent and knees apart.
Stepping reflex is observed by holding the infant in an upright position and touching one foot lightly to a flat surface, such as the bed.
Five-year-olds can skip, jump rope, catch a bounced ball, walk on their tiptoes, balance on one foot for over eight seconds, and engage in beginning acrobatics.
Clubfoot can affect one foot or both feet.
Chasse - Similar to a grapevine without the feet crossing, one foot moves to the side, the other "chases" it (placing alongside the first) and the first moves again.
A step is exactly as its name suggests - you put one foot on the floor and lean your weight onto it.
Feet will be labeled left and right, and often one foot will be white while the other is shaded in black to differentiate.
First, brush one foot to the front, side, or back, and then jump, bringing both feet together and landing in fifth position on both feet.
From the French 'to slide', one foot slides out and the other foot joins it, closing in fifth.
In this step, one foot passes the knee of the other leg, the standing leg.
A nice visual step despite its simplicity, you step onto one foot in plié, creating an illusion that you're falling onto that foot.
Grapevine - This is when one foot steps out, and then the other foot steps behind.
While this may seem like a simple move - just pausing while shifting your weight onto one foot - when performed by a master dancer it can be one of the most graceful of movements.
Since you are moving in a circle, you have to step sideways; in order to make this more interesting than just shuffling one foot to the side and bringing the other foot to meet it, the hora utilizes the cross step of the grapevine.
With one foot turned out, raise your opposite leg in the air, stretching the body forward.
The Double: As you might guess from the "single", the "double" is two steps, one foot after another.
Doreen Sinnett Miniature Porcelain Dolls- Only the finest handiwork goes into the creations of Doreen Sinnett, whose wide variety of dolls come in sizes as tall as one foot and as tiny as just an inch in length!
Put one foot in front of the other each day.
Especially roomy, the large size measures about one foot tall and 16 inches wide.
It's difficult to join the rest of the world when you have one foot in Neverland, and you can't decide which world is yours.
If you have girls entering the tweens stage, one foot in childhood with the other stretching to take that big step into the teenage years, makeup games for girls are probably on the wish list.
Most people have one foot slightly larger than the other, so don't be tempted to try on one shoe and then buy the pair.
Like adults, most children have one foot which is slightly bigger or smaller than the other.
If your child has one foot larger than the other, it's best to buy shoes which fit the larger foot.
Remember to take the largest of the two feet as your size; often one foot is just slightly wider than the other.
Often one foot is bigger than the other so fit the shoe to the larger foot.
The subject's legs are side-facing, with one foot forward and the other slightly behind.
The base only holds one foot of the flyer, who holds the other foot in the opposite hand by the instep in a kind of vertical split, the leg inches from the flyer's nose.
Position one foot in the front of your body and one foot in the back in a traditional lunge position.
To hit obliques, place yourself sideways on just one elbow and the side of one foot.
Plank Sidestand - Similar to the above, except you turn 90 degrees and rest on just one elbow/forearm and the side of one foot.
Place the band under one foot and lean over slightly.
Plank: Bend forward at the waist until your hands touch the ground (bend your knees if you have to) and step one foot back and then the other.
If your feet are too far apart, you can lose your balance because one foot might be on the mat while the other is off the mat.
Starting as a plank, you turn sideways so that you rest on the side of one foot and just one elbow/forearm.
When you're at the gym, you might have performed lunge exercises by placing one foot up on a bench.
You can do the same thing at home, by placing one foot on a coffee table or your bed.
Resistance tubes: A resistance tube can be placed under both feet when performing the squat, or under one foot when performing the lunge.
Jog in place by hopping from one foot to the other and creating a kind of sideways movement with your body going back and forth in a movement similar to speed skating.
For a more challenging movement, do the calf raise while standing on one foot.
Then, step up one foot at a time onto the platform, just as if you were climbing a set of stairs.
Place your feet back onto the floor, one foot at a time.
Begin by performing lunges, with one foot on the platform and the other on the floor.
When you are ready to progress, place one foot at the center of the platform, and then bring the other foot up to meet it.
Simply place one foot flat on the platform, place your hands on your hips, and squat, careful not to lean forward.
Take one foot of the stocking and scrunch the hose up.
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