Word usage examples
There was a hiss, sput, pause, and then the mousey voice had returned.
Airthrey Castle, standing in a fine park with a lake, adjoins the town on the south-east, and just beyond it are the old church and burying-ground of Logie, beautifully situated at the foot of a granite spur of the Ochil range.
As the adulation showered upon Napoleon reaches a fevered pitch and spurs a movement to name him First Consul for Life with the right to name a successor, Josephine has misgivings.
Among the molluscs and zoophytes, I found in the meshes of the net several species of alcyonarians, echini, hammers, spurs, dials, cerites, and hyalleae.
But now the trumpets blew a fanfare, and forth rode divers gallant knights, who, spurring rearing steeds, charged amain to gore, to smite and batter each other with right good will while the concourse shouted, caps waved and scarves and ribands fluttered.
Michel invested Aumery with a white belt and golden spurs, and instructed him in his duties.
Spurred on by their avariciousness and vaulting ambition, they had endeavored to wrest her empire away from her in the most underhanded way, seriously underestimating her in the process.
An eye for an eye, the old book says, and I was waiting for Aymer to come of age and earn his spurs.
Gunther bade Siegfried spur ahead and announce his safe return to his family and subjects.
He then shewed me the steel spurs, at the sight of which the cock began to ruffle and crow.