Word usage examples
Kelia Theims and her four dark-eyed daughters had bustled about until nearly Third, preparing a hot meal, changing the sheets on their own beds to accommodate the travelers, and plying them with questions about their beloved Minstrel.
Jim and I were plying for hire in the harbour, and we had not long to wait before we got a fare.
Then the conversation diverted onto other paths with the Italian, a man most eager to learn about foreign lands, earnestly plying Sir William and myself with questions about the country and the way it was governed.
Instantly, I was sure this was some client, and that her shame and degradation was now so great she had taken to plying her trade in her own house, for all to see.
On the second day they saw a fisher plying the river, a curious figure all tucked up and leaning over on the bank.
A pair of beefy coasters still pressed Adira, one fencing with a long knife and the other plying a stool.
At first Kory-Kory goes to work quite leisurely, but gradually quickens his pace, and waxing warm in the employment, drives the stick furiously along the smoking channel, plying his hands to and fro with amazing rapidity, the perspiration starting from every pore.
Sitting on the far corner of the hearth and plying her needle, Kara only sighed.
And in apparrell the plyghts and fouldes so cunninglye perfected and shaddowed that as well in that, as in all the rest, the arte did seeme to enuye nature it selfe, and that not a little whereat I greatly woondered.
Otherwise, we have a machete out in the barn--we hack open bales of hay with it--and scissors and plyers and a leather awl, but a butcher knife .