Word usage examples
Her hat wuz drab-colored felt with some loose ribbon bows a hangin' down on it, and some soft ostridge tips.
Marcus had had a brief altercation with the taker of ostraka at the entrance, not wishing to pay an entrance fee, or at least the entire entrance fee, for a slave.
I winced as Mirus snapped one of the ostraka in two, giving half to the purchaser and throwing the other half into Aynur's bowl.
Surely those of you who have already purchased one or more ostraka can appreciate the weight of this consideration.
Delving deeply into the bowl she lifted up handfuls of ostraka again and again, each time letting them fall like showers back into the bowl.
When I had knelt before a post, my hands behind me, chained back about the post, a helmet beside me, set in the sand, like a vessel, into which ostraka would be placed, men had come to look upon me.
He referred to a practice of handing out passes, dated ostraka bearing the print of the House of Cernus, outside the gate of the Slaver's house, which were dispensed on a first-come-first-served basis, a thousand a day, each day of the races.
His hands full of papyrus rolls and ostraca, Kysen gave him a look of inquiry.
I had not realized, until I overheard the conversation between Walter and Ramses about the masses of ostraca we had found, how badly Ramses wanted to get at those texts.
He knew as surely as if he had seen them that there were more papyri hidden under that sterile surfacemore ostraca, more stelaenew inscriptions, perhaps even the missing fragments of some of the tantalizingly incomplete texts he had translated.