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drag

I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
drag queen
drag race
drag your feet (=walk slowly in an unwilling way)
▪ I was dragging my feet because I didn’t want to get there.
main drag
▪ the restaurants that line the main drag
pull on/drag on/draw on a cigarette (=smoke a cigarette with deep breaths)
▪ Ed was leaning out of the window and dragging on a cigarette.
pull/drag/haul yourself into a position
▪ She pulled herself into a sitting position.
was dragged kicking and screaming
▪ The London Stock Exchange was dragged kicking and screaming into the 20th century.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
along
▪ Ahead of them was a scraping sound as of something being dragged along the ground.
▪ Legal proceedings against Papon began in 1982 and have dragged along since.
▪ Mr Wakenshaw's parachute became tangled in the wheels of a plane and he was dragged along its fuselage.
▪ Simon glanced at him and then back at his own feet, dragging along in his torn sneakers.
▪ Children, boys and girls, were loading small carts to be dragged along by old horses.
▪ Brown refused to talk about it as the season dragged along into a painful exercise for both him and his team.
▪ Male speaker I was dragged along a sandbank, but it was still good.
▪ They've got the lot, dragged along by singer Patrick, a John Lydon sneer-a-like in an Oxfam suit.
away
▪ Sometimes a person would arrive just as the divan on which he had been sleeping was dragged away.
▪ The women and children would have been dragged away from the men.
▪ Furious fans then hurled bottles and cans at the madman as he was dragged away.
▪ He started wailing and crying and pulling at the corpses and had to be dragged away.
▪ Seconds after Andrews had dragged away the pilot, the plane exploded, and was reduced to a smouldering wreck.
▪ All the women with-out children had been dragged away.
▪ Those too drunk to stand were dragged away to their tents and caravans.
back
▪ For a moment, until the old men had been dragged back to the barricade, all was chaos.
▪ And then what a cheat, to be dragged back to daylight!
▪ On his command the sheets were dragged back.
▪ Three were dragged back on to the train and taken by the scruff of the neck from station to police car.
▪ I was dragged back into the boat almost immediately.
▪ I get the feeling Rufus has been dragged back out of bed.
▪ She dragged back the covers and stared.
down
▪ You're too fine a soldier to be dragged down.
▪ The slump in Intel dragged down other tech stocks.
▪ This means that if they fight alongside other troops their vulnerability will drag down your overall combat result score.
▪ Alice was, to his way of thinking, a fat, discarded hippie, dragged down by two monstrous happy-face earrings.
▪ Sometimes I was dragged down from our bed-sitter under the tiles.
▪ London shares dropped sharply, dragged down by steep declines on Wall Street Tuesday and in early dealings yesterday.
▪ I was dragged down the hard, concrete steps on to the pavement.
off
▪ Half-finished knitting dragged off its needles and wrapped in its knitting pattern.
▪ After the crowd has thinned, after the little girls have been dragged off by their parents, Jess walks upstairs.
▪ Lily turned to the mirror and dragged off her hat.
▪ As soon as the members of the party were sighted, they were dragged off to jail in Monterey.
▪ Seven-year-old leukaemia sufferer Paul Hindle was dragged off his pride and joy when the gang pounced as he played with his pals.
▪ Slowly, with some satisfaction, she peeled off her hand-knitted gloves and dragged off her sensible hat.
▪ An hour later, Lindsey walked out of the theatre, dragging off her mask and gloves.
▪ I won't even miss Bustos, which the Agent dragged off months ago.
on
▪ But things could just as well drag on, with the army trying to turn the situation to its advantage.
▪ Mainly, it drags on and on...
▪ They drag on from generation to generation and emigration to Britain makes very little difference.
▪ So the campaign drags on to the next election.
▪ The Governor Eyre controversy dragged on for a number of years, creating deep divisions within respectable society.
▪ Our election protest also drags on through the Labor Department and the courts.
out
▪ And they still drag out those photographs I took of the splashes and use them to illustrate lectures on bloodstains.
▪ At any rate, the protests could drag out the proceedings.
▪ The police were dragging out the screens from their van, ready to enclose the scene of crime.
▪ Even the tarpon were biting, and he dragged out a seventy-pounder.
▪ They did and I was dragged out and thrown on to the grass.
▪ The Kissinger-Le Duc Tho talks were dragged out and terribly complex.
▪ I remember not being able to stand outside a phone kiosk any longer and dragging out a man who was obviously gossiping therein.
▪ Their lawyers held up proceedings with a flood of objections that dragged out the hearing for 17 months.
■ NOUN
bed
▪ Liz dragged her out of bed and stood over her while she got dressed.
▪ Once you have dragged yourself from your bed, go into the bright sunshine as soon as possible.
▪ She felt so sick that it was lunchtime before she could drag herself out of bed and come downstairs.
▪ Two-thirty in the afternoon and she had dragged him out of bed?
▪ Being dragged from the bed, along the landing, me sobbing and screaming too.
▪ I have to drag myself out of bed each day, and I can't get up the energy to do any housework.
▪ I was dragged out of bed half asleep after being kidnapped the night before.
▪ It wasn't just that she'd dragged Anna out of bed in the middle of the night and into the dark.
body
▪ They've just dragged the body of a coachman out of the canal too.
▪ Two men scuttled across and dragged the bodies from the gun.
▪ Scathach dragged the stiff body back into the trees and laid it on its side.
▪ In other footage a lorry was dragging a body behind it.
▪ Byrne dragged Stephen's body to a relatively unscathed section while Hunt went in search of help.
▪ She thought of Yevdoxia, his wife, dragging his decayed body and bruised mind around.
▪ Then she dragged the body to the workbench and pushed it into the cupboard, head first.
▪ Watchmen were dragging bodies out of the room downstairs.
chair
▪ As we pass one café, the waiters race out to drag tables and chairs inside.
▪ Ellen dragged a chair over next to him.
▪ Dexter dragged over a chair and sat down at the desk.
▪ He did it now, dragged his chair out under the leafy fig tree, beyond the glow of the porch light.
▪ Gilly dragged a heavy stuffed chair backward to the shelf and climbed up on the very top of its back.
▪ He walks into the kitchen and drags a chair back into the living room.
court
▪ But then he was dragged into court, slapped with huge fines.
▪ He had said he would drag her through every court in the land, which sounded unpleasantly threatening.
▪ They could have put their foot down and dragged us into court.
▪ What is clear is that those who are being dragged through the courts can not afford to pay.
▪ Not if I have to drag her through every court in the land ... Nick closed the parlour door.
door
▪ She saw the weight he had to exert to drag the door open.
▪ Marie screamed as she lunged, trying to drag him to the door.
▪ The old witch dragged the door open and crawled out into the rain.
▪ Regaining the companionway, he dragged the doors closed, bolting them.
ground
▪ Ahead of them was a scraping sound as of something being dragged along the ground.
▪ Her long skirt dragged on the ground and her tangled hair fell around Janir as she hunched over him.
▪ He apparently had been dragged along the ground by a car.
▪ The unlocked handcuffs dangling from his wrist dragged along the ground as he was lifted into the wagon.
▪ Since the poles dragged on the ground behind horses during moves, they quickly wore down.
▪ Yet it reminded her of the leg he dragged along the ground.
heel
▪ The council was informed about the anniversary two years ago but has dragged its heels over putting it on any agenda.
▪ Too easy to fall off and be dragged around by the heel.
▪ On this occasion, their leaders have dragged their heels at every stage, without giving any of the ideas a chance.
▪ Coming back I was exhausted, dragging my heels through a four-inch snow.
▪ The truth could be that they are dragging their heels in processing these requests which makes it appear that way.
▪ Presidential spokesman Park Joon-young denied that the government was dragging its heels.
▪ They went up the track with Piper dragging his heels like a recalcitrant child.
▪ No doubt we can drag our heels pretty effectively if we really try.
safety
▪ His foot slipped and he grasped at a piece of jutting tile and dragged himself back to safety.
▪ His pal, also six, helped drag him to safety.
▪ He seized the demented man round the shoulders and began to drag him back to safety.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
drag sb's name through the mire
haul/rake/drag sb over the coals
look like sth the cat dragged/brought in
the main drag
▪ Eventually he turned off the main drag into the sidestreets and from there it was only minutes before he reached Hesper Mews.
▪ He turns off the main drag.
▪ He went south toward Calle Ocho, the main drag of Little Havana.
▪ Our hotel, the four-star Elea Beach, stands off the main drag at the end of a quiet lane.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ As the months drag by, you find out who your real friends are.
▪ As time dragged on, I gradually got worse.
▪ Mom dragged us to a Barry Manilow concert last night.
▪ Mumphrey dragged her up a flight of stairs and beat her repeatedly.
▪ One of the firemen went back in and dragged my husband out through the flames.
▪ Pick up your chairs, children. Don't drag them along the floor.
▪ The day dragged on, and there was still no sign of Jake.
▪ The last two hours of the play really dragged.
▪ Why do physics lessons always seem to drag?
▪ You can delete the files by dragging them into your "trash" folder.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Alexei dragged his coat off what remained of the lantern pole.
▪ And then what a cheat, to be dragged back to daylight!
▪ Grouse are dragged in as the hungry lynx turn to them when their main item of diet disappears.
▪ It was like trying to drag a sled with a pile of bricks on it.
▪ She loved it down there so much, we just about had to drag her out of the water.
▪ So the campaign drags on to the next election.
▪ That's better than letting it drag and drag; you lose a lot of the vibe that way.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
deep
▪ He lit a Woodbine, took a deep drag and stared about him.
▪ Instead he lit it with a deep satisfying drag.
▪ Some one passed her a fresh joint and she took a deep drag, feeling the smoke burn her throat.
▪ Brenda took a deep drag on the cigarette and went back to finish her talk.
long
▪ I lit up with trembling fingers. Long drag.
▪ Taking a long drag on his bamboo pipe, Soo-Il would think about the request for a bit.
▪ Ben Nevis was a long drag.
▪ And all you can do is - I took another long drag at the Capstan, and inspected my trembling hand.
▪ He lit a cigarette, took a long drag.
▪ He took a long drag on the cigarette and looked at his watch again.
main
▪ Eventually he turned off the main drag into the sidestreets and from there it was only minutes before he reached Hesper Mews.
▪ He turns off the main drag.
▪ Our hotel, the four-star Elea Beach, stands off the main drag at the end of a quiet lane.
■ VERB
take
▪ He lit a Woodbine, took a deep drag and stared about him.
▪ At times when he took a drag on his cigarette, one caught a gleam of sorrow in his features.
▪ Then both took a drag on their cigarettes.
▪ She studied her face again, watching herself take a drag of her cigarette.
▪ He sat at the desk, his head hanging forward on his chest, taking quick drags on his cigarette.
▪ I took a huge drag on my cigarette and realized that I had smoked almost the whole thing.
▪ The sergeant took a languid drag at his cigarette.
▪ George and Russell took off like a drag race.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
drag sb's name through the mire
the main drag
▪ Eventually he turned off the main drag into the sidestreets and from there it was only minutes before he reached Hesper Mews.
▪ He turns off the main drag.
▪ He went south toward Calle Ocho, the main drag of Little Havana.
▪ Our hotel, the four-star Elea Beach, stands off the main drag at the end of a quiet lane.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ The car's low profile and rounded edges reduce its drag.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ He did a remarkably accurate imitation of the soft, low drag of a rapidly disappearing device.
▪ Here Susskind Eikhl winked at Bella and took a drag on his cigarette.
▪ Kevin tried another drag at the cigarette.
▪ The resultant drag could topple the plane from the sky.
Wikipedia

Drag

Drag or The Drag may refer to:

Drag (k.d. lang album)

Drag is a cover album by k.d. lang, released in 1997; most of its songs feature a smoking motif, although some address broader issues of dependence and/or addiction. The cover of Dionne Warwick's "(Theme from) Valley of the Dolls" was notably used in key scenes in the pilot episode and series finale of the Showtime comedy-drama series Nurse Jackie.

Drag (band)

Drag is an Australian rock band led by Darren Middleton, most known as the lead guitarist from highly successful Australian group Powderfinger.

Drag (Red Aunts album)

Drag is the first full-length album by the Red Aunts. It was released in 1993 on Sympathy for the Record Industry.

Drag (film)

Drag is a 1929 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Richard Barthelmess.

Drag (clothing)

The term "drag" is used for any clothing carrying symbolic significance but usually referring to the clothing associated with one gender role when worn by a person of another gender. The origins of the word are debated, but "drag" has appeared in print as early as 1870. One suggested etymological root is 19th-century theatre slang, from the sensation of long skirts trailing on the floor.

" Drag queen" appeared in print at least as early as 1941. In the vernacular, the word as a noun is typically percedented by a verb: "do". A folk etymology whose acronym basis reveals the late-20th-century bias would make "drag" an abbreviation of "dressed as girl" in description of male transvestism. The opposite, "drab" for "dressed as boy," is unrecorded. Drag may be practiced by people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

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Drag (route)

A drag route (also known as an in route or a dig route) is a route run by a receiver in American football, where the receiver runs a few yards downfield, then turns 90° towards the center of the field and runs parallel to the line of scrimmage. This type of route is relatively safe and is thrown to an agile receiver who can make a play after the catch. Alternatively, a drag route may be used as a second option if the principal receiver on a play is covered.

The use of two crossing drag routes can also be used to try to create an open receiver by using the other receiver to block the path of a defensive back in a man coverage scheme. Out and in routes are the most difficult routes to cover in man-to-man coverage, but can be dangerous plays to run because, if the defender intercepts the pass, he will often have a clear path to the end zone.

Drag (Austin, Texas)

The Drag is a nickname for a portion of Guadalupe Street that runs along the western edge of the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas.

The Drag began as a strip of shops which provided vital resources to UT students. Bookstores, restaurants, and clothing stores fulfilled student needs. The proximity to campus, particularly the Main Building and the Union Building, added to the popularity of the street. At the start of each semester The Drag fills with students purchasing textbooks and school supplies.

Past and present buildings on the Drag include the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Raul's, Captain Quackenbush's Intergalactic Espresso and Dessert Company, Record Exchange (later renamed CD Exchange at the NW corner of 21st Street), Hastings Music and Video (directly across from the West Mall and Student Union), Bevo's Bookstore, The Gap (at the SW corner of 24th Street), Al's Formalwear (at 29 1/2 Street), Tower Records, The Bazaar, Texadelphia, Dobie Mall, Goodall Wooten private dormitory, and the University Baptist Church. Also, the Church of Scientology of Texas building is on The Drag.

The Drag is considered an important part of Austin's civic life, but for many years many Austinites avoided it because of congestion. The area had fallen into disrepair, and some felt the area had become undesirable because of the presence of panhandlers known as "Dragworms", or more recently as "Dragrats."

Recently the west side of the Drag between 21st and 24th has been reconfigured in preparation for Capital MetroRapid bus rapid transit service in 2014.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

Drag

Drag \Drag\, n. [See Drag, v. t., and cf. Dray a cart, and 1st Dredge.]

  1. The act of dragging; anything which is dragged.

  2. A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc.

  3. A kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag.

  4. A heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage. [Collog.]
    --Thackeray.

  5. A heavy harrow, for breaking up ground.

    1. Anything towed in the water to retard a ship's progress, or to keep her head up to the wind; esp., a canvas bag with a hooped mouth, so used. See Drag sail (below).

    2. Also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel.

    3. Hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment.

      My lectures were only a pleasure to me, and no drag.
      --J. D. Forbes.

  6. Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged. ``Had a drag in his walk.'' -- Hazlitt.

  7. (Founding) The bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope.

  8. (Masonry) A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone.

  9. (Marine Engin.) The difference between the speed of a screw steamer under sail and that of the screw when the ship outruns the screw; or between the propulsive effects of the different floats of a paddle wheel. See Citation under Drag, v. i., 3.

    Drag sail (Naut.), a sail or canvas rigged on a stout frame, to be dragged by a vessel through the water in order to keep her head to the wind or to prevent drifting; -- called also drift sail, drag sheet, drag anchor, sea anchor, floating anchor, etc.

    Drag twist (Mining), a spiral hook at the end of a rod for cleaning drilled holes.

Drag

Drag \Drag\, v. i.

  1. To be drawn along, as a rope or dress, on the ground; to trail; to be moved onward along the ground, or along the bottom of the sea, as an anchor that does not hold.

  2. To move onward heavily, laboriously, or slowly; to advance with weary effort; to go on lingeringly.

    The day drags through, though storms keep out the sun.
    --Byron.

    Long, open panegyric drags at best. -- Gay.

  3. To serve as a clog or hindrance; to hold back.

    A propeller is said to drag when the sails urge the vessel faster than the revolutions of the screw can propel her.
    --Russell.

  4. To fish with a dragnet.

Drag

Drag \Drag\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dragged; p. pr. & vb. n. Dragging.] [OE. draggen; akin to Sw. dragga to search with a grapnel, fr. dragg grapnel, fr. draga to draw, the same word as E. draw. ? See Draw.]

  1. To draw slowly or heavily onward; to pull along the ground by main force; to haul; to trail; -- applied to drawing heavy or resisting bodies or those inapt for drawing, with labor, along the ground or other surface; as, to drag stone or timber; to drag a net in fishing.

    Dragged by the cords which through his feet were thrust.
    --Denham.

    The grossness of his nature will have weight to drag thee down.
    --Tennyson.

    A needless Alexandrine ends the song That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.
    --Pope.

  2. To break, as land, by drawing a drag or harrow over it; to harrow; to draw a drag along the bottom of, as a stream or other water; hence, to search, as by means of a drag.

    Then while I dragged my brains for such a song.
    --Tennyson.

  3. To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.

    Have dragged a lingering life. -- Dryden.

    To drag an anchor (Naut.), to trail it along the bottom when the anchor will not hold the ship.

    Syn: See Draw.

Drag

Drag \Drag\, n. [See 3d Dredge.] A confection; a comfit; a drug. [Obs.]
--Chaucer.

Wiktionary

drag

Etymology 1 n. 1 (context uncountable English) Resistance of the air (or some other fluid) to something moving through it. 2 (context countable foundry English) The bottom part of a sand casting mold. 3 (context countable English) A device dragged along the bottom of a body of water in search of something, e.g. a dead body, or in fishing. 4 (context countable informal English) A puff on a cigarette or joint. 5 (context countable slang English) Someone or something that is annoying or frustrating; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment. 6 (context countable slang English) Someone or something that is disappointing. 7 (context countable slang English) Horse-drawn wagon or buggy. (from mid-18th c.) 8 (context countable slang English) Street, as in 'main drag'. (from mid-19th c.) 9 (context countable English) The scent-path left by dragging a fox, for training hounds to follow scents. 10 (context countable snooker English) A large amount of backspin on the cue ball, causing the cue ball to slow down. 11 A heavy harrow for breaking up ground. 12 A kind of sledge for conveying heavy objects; also, a kind of low car or handcart. 13 (context metallurgy English) The bottom part of a flask or mould, the upper part being the cope. 14 (context masonry English) A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone. 15 (context nautical English) The difference between the speed of a screw steamer under sail and that of the screw when the ship outruns the screw; or between the propulsive effects of the different floats of a paddle wheel. 16 Anything towed in the water to retard a ship's progress, or to keep her head up to the wind; especially, a canvas bag with a hooped mouth (drag sail), so used. 17 A skid or shoe for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel. 18 Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To pull along a surface or through a medium, sometimes with difficulty. 2 (context intransitive English) To move slowly. 3 To act or proceed slowly or without enthusiasm; to be reluctant. Etymology 2

n. 1 (context uncountable slang English) Women's clothing worn by men for the purpose of entertainment. (from late 19th c.) 2 (context uncountable slang English) Any type of clothing or costume associated with a particular occupation or subculture.

WordNet

drag

  1. n. the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid [syn: retarding force]

  2. something that slows or delays progress; "taxation is a drag on the economy"; "too many laws are a drag on the use of new land"

  3. something tedious and boring; "peeling potatoes is a drag"

  4. clothing that is conventionally worn by the opposite sex (especially women's clothing when worn by a man); "he went to the party dressed in drag"; "the waitresses looked like missionaries in drag"

  5. a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly" [syn: puff, pull]

  6. the act of dragging (pulling with force); "the drag up the hill exhausted him"

  7. [also: dragging, dragged]

drag

  1. v. pull, as against a resistance; "He dragged the big suitcase behind him"; "These worries were dragging at him"

  2. draw slowly or heavily; "haul stones"; "haul nets" [syn: haul, hale, cart]

  3. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action; "They were swept up by the events"; "don't drag me into this business" [syn: embroil, tangle, sweep, sweep up, drag in]

  4. move slowly and as if with great effort

  5. to lag or linger behind; "But in so many other areas we still are dragging" [syn: trail, get behind, hang back, drop behind]

  6. suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette" [syn: puff, draw]

  7. use a computer mouse to move icons on the screen and select commands from a menu; "drag this icon to the lower right hand corner of the screen"

  8. walk without lifting the feet [syn: scuff]

  9. search (as the bottom of a body of water) for something valuable or lost [syn: dredge]

  10. persuade to come away from something attractive or interesting; "He dragged me away from the television set"

  11. proceed for an extended period of time; "The speech dragged on for two hours" [syn: drag on, drag out]

  12. [also: dragging, dragged]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

drag

mid-15c., from Old Norse draga, or a dialectal variant of Old English dragan "to draw," both ultimately from Proto-Germanic *dragan "to draw, pull," from PIE root *dhragh- "to draw, drag on the ground" (cognates: Sanskrit dhrajati "pulls, slides in," Russian drogi "wagon;" but not considered to be directly the source of Latin trahere).\n

\nMeaning "to take a puff" (of a cigarette, etc.) is from 1914. Related: Dragged; dragging. Drag-out "violent fight" is from c.1859. To drag (one's) feet (1946, in figurative sense) supposedly is from logging, from a lazy way to use a two-man saw.

drag

c.1300, "dragnet," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (compare Swedish dragg "grapnel") or from Old English dræge "dragnet," related to dragan "to draw" (see drag (v.)).\n

\nSense of "annoying, boring person or thing" is 1813, perhaps from the notion of something that must be dragged as an impediment. Sense of "women's clothing worn by a man" is said to be 1870 theater slang, from the sensation of long skirts trailing on the floor (another guess is Yiddish trogn "to wear," from German tragen); drag queen is from 1941.\n

\nDrag racing (1947), is said to be from thieves' slang drag "automobile" (1935), perhaps ultimately from slang sense of "wagon, buggy" (1755), because a horse would drag it. By 1851 this was transferred to "street," as in the phrase main drag (which some propose as the source of the racing sense).\n\nIn addition to the time trials there are a number of "drag races" between two or more cars. They are run, not for record, but to satisfy the desire of most Americans to see who can get from here to there in the fastest time.

["Popular Mechanics," January 1947]

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Usage examples of "drag".

Her bare foot dragged across it, abrading the skin and producing a burning pain that somehow seemed far worse than any of the aches and stings emanating from the other injuries Mrs.

It was not at the agonized contortions and posturing of the wretched boy that he was shocked, but at the cosmic obscenity of these beings which could drag to light the abysmal secrets that sleep in the unfathomed darkness of the human soul, and find pleasure in the brazen flaunting of such things as should not be hinted at, even in restless nightmares.

Granny Aching had nodded to the men, who grabbed the sheep and dragged it back into the barn.

Dragged by the scruff of the neck, Leif stared at the carnage wide-eyed as Acies whistled and shouted something in a strange tongue.

Like all drug addiction the lower it drags you down, the greater your need for what you believe to be your crutch and friend.

In this state of disgrace and agony, two bishops, Isaiah of Rhodes and Alexander of Diospolis, were dragged through the streets of Constantinople, while their brethren were admonished, by the voice of a crier, to observe this awful lesson, and not to pollute the sanctity of their character.

To drag a cloud of white aerophane behind her over a thick, soft carpet, with three eligible young men in full contemplation of her peerless beauty, was as delicious as though she had been an actress receiving an overwhelming ovation.

Two hours after midnight the doors of the workshop were pulled away and the aerophane was dragged on its carriage into the garden.

Peggy in dragging the aeroplane under the shelter of an open cart-shed.

After they checked his pulse to make certain that he was still alive, Marks and Akers dragged him out of the storeroom and up the corridor to Module Nine, the laboratory which also functioned as the base infirmary.

He dragged on his aketon and scale mail and reached for his sword, and his face was bleak.

I hastened to the aperture, and under the crustations of coral, covered with fungi, syphonules, alcyons, madrepores, through myriads of charming fish--girelles, glyphisidri, pompherides, diacopes, and holocentres--I recognised certain debris that the drags had not been able to tear up--iron stirrups, anchors, cannons, bullets, capstan fittings, the stem of a ship, all objects clearly proving the wreck of some vessel, and now carpeted with living flowers.

Dragging him to the wall opposite Alec, they manacled him hand and foot.

Flewelling dragged Alec off to a nearby bathhouse, then back to their room to put the final touches on his grooming.

And think about it: Jonas wanted her voluntarily, which meant that he either had no wish to drag her into the alembic with him or, more likely, he could not envision the necessity.