Thin splinters and the sharp edges of fragments are transparent.
Hannah dragged her down as fiery splinters sailed over them.
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.
At one and the same moment came the sound of an explosion, a whistle of splinters as from a breaking window frame, a suffocating smell of powder, and Prince Andrew started to one side, raising his arm, and fell on his chest.
In the mass it is dark and opaque, but thin plates or the edges of splinters are pale yellow and translucent.
"Those wooden things are impossible to hurt," he said, "and all the damage Jim has done to them is to knock a few splinters from their noses and ears.
Another safety consideration is splinters.
The patches of grass were splinters of wood, and where neither grass nor sawdust showed was a solid wooden flooring.
Knocked the roof and ceiling all to splinters!
Those localities where chipping was done reveal hundreds of tons of splinters and failures, and these are often counted as ruder implements of an earlier time.
As he stood on the quarter-deck of the "Trinity" a cannon close by was exploded by a Swedish bullet, and splinters of wood and metal wounded the king in thirteen places, blinding one eye and flinging him to the deck.
I had to pick the splinters of glass out of his head.
Whether you're seeking a salve to cure boils, draw out splinters, or soothe a wasp sting, ichthammol salve provides natural relief.
Fine wood or glass splinters can be quite painful and hard to get out.
Embedded particles such as wood slivers and glass splinters, if not too deep, may be removed with a needle or pair of tweezers that has been sterilized in rubbing alcohol or in the heat of a flame.
The wood should be carefully sanded so as not to give off splinters.
The wooden sword you purchase should be smooth so that tiny fingers don't get stuck by splinters in the middle of a pretend sword fight.
There is absolutely no need for today's youth to suffer from hot sand or pavement, to get splinters from beach boardwalks or to cut their feet on sharp sea shells or sea glass.
Since splinters of Australian lancewood (Acacia shirleyi Maiden, fam.
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Our other messmate suffered still more than the Swede; he was sadly mutilated about the legs and thighs with splinters.
The pieces of the cross are splinters put together in the shape of a cross inside the glass section of the small reliquary.
Wooden toys tend to be safer for birds as small splinters can break off plastic toys if they are pecked too much.
splinters of bone flew through the air.
splinters of glass out of his head.
They are not, however, " shrapnel " - they are " shell splinters.
Turning back to his foe the mage unleashed a volley of three magic missiles then ducked as splinters of bone flew through the air.
Before buying a used crib, check to make sure that it contains all of the necessary parts for assembly, that there are no rough edges, splinters or broken parts and that the model has not been recalled.
Desks - You spend a lot of time at your desk, so make sure that wood desks are free of splinters and rough spots, and that metal desks are free of rough edges and rust.
Choose lumber that's free of knots that might affect the strength of the wood, particularly for support pieces, and sand all pieces very well to avoid splinters.
Salves treated burns, cuts, scrapes, splinters, and more serious lesions.
Black drawing salves are great for "drawing out" or encouraging the body to expel foreign material, such as splinters, glass shards, or stings.
While typical black drawing salves are fine for minor skin complains and treating splinters, black salves that contain bloodroot can cause serious skin burns and may not cure cancer.
Often, these splinters wind up deep within the skin, and simple removal with tweezers isn't a possibility.
If you choose to use a wooden rod, you can add custom appeal while protecting your fabric from splinters.
The material does not splinter, so you don't have to worry about getting painful splinters in your hands and feet.
Each finish is available in several formulas, which provide UV protection, prevent cracks and splinters and are either "weatherproof" or "waterproof," although neither prevent the growth of mildew.
If you can't kick your button-mashing habits you'll still enjoy this game, but claiming the mountain as your own will leave you with splinters in your face and a mouth full of leaves.
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