She brought the machete down with a dull thud, anchoring the blade in the log.
Talk was rarely heard in the ranks, and it ceased altogether every time the thud of a successful shot and the cry of "stretchers!" was heard.
From different sides came whistling sounds and the thud of cannon balls and bursting shells falling on the town.
and imitative sounds to represent the cat's mew, the click of a trigger, the clap or thud of a blow, &c. The total result of this combination of gesture and significant sound will be a general system of expression, imperfect but serviceable, and naturally intelligible to all mankind without distinction of race.
The dirt hit his body with a hollow thud.
Suddenly the strange sound of a far-off whistling and thud was heard, followed by a boom of cannon blending into a dull roar that set the windows rattling.
Rostov heard the thud of their hoofs and the jingle of their weapons and saw their horses, their figures, and even their faces, more and more distinctly.
Scarcely had Pierre laid his head on the pillow before he felt himself falling asleep, but suddenly, almost with the distinctness of reality, he heard the boom, boom, boom of firing, the thud of projectiles, groans and cries, and smelled blood and powder, and a feeling of horror and dread of death seized him.
He floated on the updraft of air off the water and then drifted to the beach below, changing into his human form as he landed with a gentle thud on rocky sand.
As he drove along a dark stretch of road, weaving and struggling to stay in his lane of traffic, he felt a thud and shudder near the front of his sport utility vehicle.
As soon as the pastor opened his mouth our service wass interrupted by the loudest thud I've ever heard.
16), who also speaks of three islands called Wendila, Morse and Thud.
He tossed it on the table with a thud then set the compass on top.
I hit the floor with a thud and the room went hazy for a minute or two.
I hear the body thud onto the bottom of the hole below us.
She landed with such a loud thud that I let out an audible gasp.
The continuous crack and thud of bullets was quite sickening.
Above the incantations there was the muffled thud of music from the next field.
Suddenly the spinning and the lights stopped and I felt a thud.
From the direction of Brussels comes a distant thud followed by two more, windows rattle.
Dad landed with yet another sickening thud, this time at the base of his spine.
I threw him to the floor once, with a resounding thud.
There is nothing like the dull thud of nylon on nylon.
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thud of hooves resonates around the ring.
thud of footsteps toward a telephone.
Boys playing football and the thud thud of a tennis ball on the courts.
whitewash brush, it certainly adds a thud to the rhythm.
His hand trembled as he gave his horse into an orderly's charge, and he felt the blood rush to his heart with a thud.
A whizz and a thud!
Then a sudden dash forward to slacken the rope and drop the weight with an abrupt thud.
The gargoyle leaped through, landing with a thud on the floor.
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The crowd is silent; the gate is thrown open, the thud of hooves resonates around the ring.
No doors opening, no lights coming on, no thud of footsteps toward a telephone.
And whats this as well as drums, Gigi on whitewash brush, it certainly adds a thud to the rhythm.
One particularly loud thud was immediately followed by a yelp of pain from someone the other side of the room.
This time the sound was a hollow thud rather than the tinny clang of the saw.
Dare to knock with a loud thud in muffled orange fingerless gloves.
lands with a thud on the ground.
muffled thud of music from the next field.
No longer do we hear the thud of the mill engine nor the hum of the high-speed drum as it thrashes the sheaves.
sickening thud, this time at the base of his spine.
slacken the rope and drop the weight with an abrupt thud.
Slowly the foil turns into a real, solid aluminum can which he sets down on a table with a loud thud.
Her head met with the ground with a heavy thud - she landed on the top of her spine with her neck bent forward.
Billy hit the dirty floor of the garage with a soft thud, a pool of blood surrounding his head like a halo.
thud on the floor.
dull thud of nylon on nylon.
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