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  • The water is going to cleave a channel into the rock
    cleave = cut
  • It has the ability to cleave carbon-carbon bonds.
    cleave = split
  • Sanaubar had taken one glance at the baby in Ali's arms, seen the cleft lip, and barked a bitter laughter.   (source)
    cleft lip = an opening or split in the upper lip (a medical condition at birth)
  • This self-respect and sense of self-worth, the innermost armament of the soul, lies at the heart of humanness; to be deprived of it is to be dehumanized, to be cleaved from, and cast below, mankind.   (source)
    cleaved = split
  • Pushing myself, continually out of breath, I scurried up and to the left, across small snowfields linked by ice-choked clefts and short rock steps.   (source)
    clefts = splits or cracks
  • If, for an extreme example, cleft palates showed up in every litter—meaning pups that had to be put down—you knew that the sire carried a propensity toward cleft palate.   (source)
    cleft palate = an opening or split in the roof of the mouth (a medical condition at birth)
  • His neck and wrists were as thick as a wrestler's and his close-cropped hair revealed a scar above the left ear, which was presumably the result of a glancing blow that had hoped to cleave his skull.   (source)
    cleave = split
  • When Achilles puts on his helmet and cleaves his red path through the field, the hearts of common men swell in their chests.   (source)
    cleaves = cuts
  • The flesh cloven along the bones, the ligaments dried to tug and taut as wires.   (source)
    cloven = split
  • Isn't Father imprisoned in a cloven pine even more than Charles?   (source)
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  • There were cloven hooves.   (source)
    cloven = split (or divided in two)
  • Precious Auntie did not see the kick that killed Baby Uncle, but she heard it, a terrible crack, like the opening of the earth when it was born. For the rest of her life she was to hear it in the breaking of twigs, the crackling of fire, whenever a melon was cleaved in the summer.   (source)
    cleaved = split (cut through)
  • This here Sethe talked about love like any other woman; talked about baby clothes like any other woman, but what she meant could cleave the bone.   (source)
    cleave = cut through
  • The keen edge cleaved through the tough skin.   (source)
  • I sat up in bed, and my shadow fell across the body, seeming to cleave it in half between the hips and the shoulders, leaving only a black space.   (source)
    cleave = split
  • I held my bloodied hands out to touch them and felt the cloven hooves of hairy animals.   (source)
    cloven = split (or divided in two)
  • When Caspian awoke next morning he could hardly believe that it had not all been a dream; but the grass was covered with little cloven hoof-marks.   (source)
  • And herself, swimming in easy practised strokes after him cleaving her way through the water but knowing, only too surely, that she wouldn't be in time…   (source)
    cleaving = cutting
  • —a blow from a spade cleaves through his face.   (source)
    cleaves = splits or cuts through
  • What broke when he could bring himself to thrust down the knife into the warm flesh, to bring down the axe on the living head, to cleave down between the seeing eyes, to shoot the gun that would drive death into the beating heart?   (source)
    cleave = to split or cut through something -- especially with violent force
  • The eye of the ordained victor immediately perceives the chink in every fortress of circumstance, and his blow can cleave it wide.   (source)
    cleave = split or cut through
  • As each boat achieved the safety of the port there was a shout of joy from the mass of people on the shore, a shout which for a moment seemed to cleave the gale and was then swept away in its rush.   (source)
    cleave = cut through
  • Through the clefts in the overhead greenery he can see a handful of vultures, circling idly in the sky.†   (source)
  • The horses had drunk their fill of the icy cold water, and were grazing on clumps of brown grass that grew from clefts in the rock.†   (source)
  • But when he leaned down to study the tracks he saw they had a cloven hoof, like those left by deer but larger.†   (source)
  • Then the breeze died too and there was no noise save the drip and trickle of water that ran out of clefts and spilled down, leaf by leaf, to the brown earth of the island.†   (source)
  • If he were red with a tail, horns, and cloven hooves, any fool could say no. The class and I are discussing Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun (1959), one of the great plays of the American theater.†   (source)
  • The eyes that watched Chronicler were still a striking ocean blue, but now they showed themselves to be all one color, like gems or deep forest pools, and his soft leather boots had been replaced with graceful cloven hooves.†   (source)
  • But one woman woke everybody up at dawn on Wednesday because she found the tracks of a biped with a cloven hoof.†   (source)
  • A bear, a hippo, something with cloven hooves I took to be a goat.†   (source)
  • Colonel Korn was an untidy disdainful man with an oily skin and deep, hard lines running almost straight down from his nose between his crepuscular jowls and his square, clefted chin.†   (source)
  • Dad reached down, and tried to smooth the clefts and cracks and creases.†   (source)
  • But then Guenhwyvar had arrived, leaping among the broken clefts and ridges along the wall at the same level as the monster.†   (source)
  • In Zooey, be assured early, we are dealing with the complex, the overlapping, the cloven, and at least two dossier-like paragraphs ought to be got in right here.†   (source)
  • Bay Cloven.†   (source)
  • Curtains, a tall, cloven wave, towered almost to the floor.†   (source)
  • May it soon cleave goblins once again!   (source)
    cleave = cut through (with violent force)
  • The sharpened spade is a more handy and many-sided weapon; not only can it be used for jabbing a man under the chin, but it is much better for striking with because of its greater weight; and if one hits between the neck and shoulder it easily cleaves as far down as the chest.   (source)
    cleaves = splits or cuts through
  • Catherine's outbreak of anger and the sense of wrong gave her, while they lasted, the satisfaction that comes from all assertion of force; they hurried her along, and there is always a sort of pleasure in cleaving the air.   (source)
    cleaving = splitting
  • But he never actually said 'cleft palate."†   (source)
  • Moss grew thick in clefts between the rocks, and trees were growing up from the foundations.†   (source)
  • Dyed hair and the removal of clefts and moles aren't part of a restoration process.†   (source)
  • Here and there were clefts in the stone through which men could shoot.†   (source)
  • "No one ever said it was a cleft palate," I said to her.†   (source)
  • "What he said was 'facial issues,' and you just assumed that he meant cleft palate.†   (source)
  • She said it was like a cleft lip or something."†   (source)
  • He could see the barnacles which encrusted them, could see pale drowned things lying limply in the clefts of the wood.†   (source)
  • As Skeedle halted the mules, Max got out to scan the road as it climbed up into the mountains, winding amid the jutting clefts until it disappeared in the mist.†   (source)
  • True to its name, Helgrind was a place of death, and stood cloaked in the razor-sharp, sawtooth folds of its scarps and clefts like a bony specter risen to haunt the earth.†   (source)
  • He has a cleft lip and palate.†   (source)
  • Before I was halfway across, I could hear the thud of his horse's rump as he turned and strutted in his confinement, gouging clefts into the floor of the stall.†   (source)
  • They made an undulating ridge, often rising almost to a thousand feet, and here and there falling again to low clefts or passes leading into the eastern land beyond.†   (source)
  • Granpa set cross-legged before the lire and the light flickered over his face, changing it from old, to older …. making it look like rock crags and clefts in the shadows of his cheekbones until all I could see was the eyes looking at the fire; burning black, not like flames, but like embers going out.†   (source)
  • To find a path in these clefts, which were becoming deeper and more frequent, Frodo and Sam were driven to their left, well away from the edge, and they did not notice that for several miles they had been going slowly but steadily downhill: the cliff-top was sinking towards the level of the lowlands.†   (source)
  • "I could swear he said the boy had a cleft palate," she answered, "but this is so much worse than that."†   (source)
  • "This isn't just a cleft palate."†   (source)
  • Still, yeah, I made some enemies on the Council of Cloven Elders.†   (source)
  • The whole Council of Cloven Elders is out there, meeting about the drought.†   (source)
  • Dionysus and the Council of Cloven Elders must decide.†   (source)
  • I'd never seen the three old satyrs before, but I guessed they must be the Council of Cloven Elders.†   (source)
  • Your deadline with the Council of Cloven Elders.†   (source)
  • At noon, the Council of Cloven Elders held an emergency meeting in their sacred grove.†   (source)
  • The Council of Cloven Elders has revoked Grover's searcher's license in absentia.†   (source)
  • The Council of Cloven Elders is meeting now to decide his fate.†   (source)
  • The blood didn't seem so bad now, nor the brains that were leaking out of Cujo's cloven head.†   (source)
  • She was in a familiar clearing where the Council of Cloven Elders had once put Grover on trial.†   (source)
  • Overnight, the satyrs and nymphs disappeared into the woods for a convocation of the Cloven Elders.†   (source)
  • What was lost, must be found; what was cloven, must be mended.†   (source)
  • A large and purple cloven hoof had been pressed into the skin of his grimy forehead.†   (source)
  • He went forward and climbed down the deep-cloven bank and stepped into the stream.†   (source)
  • The travellers came into a long valley; narrow, deeply cloven, dark and silent.†   (source)
  • There was a flash as if lightning had cloven the roof.†   (source)
  • He came, a weary man with dinted helm and cloven shield.†   (source)
  • His cloven shield, his broken sword, they to the water brought.†   (source)
  • The horn came, but it was cloven in two, as it were by axe or sword.†   (source)
  • Now old Bay Cloven loved music, and he could write some pretty mean songs.†   (source)
  • Me, the gang, Bay Cloven, Shy-Koski, and the boys.†   (source)
  • Bay Cloven would be proud, I told them, and so would James Brown.†   (source)
  • Bay Cloven was definitely the top tune of the day.†   (source)
  • His bosses at the Council of Cloven Elders were so impressed that he hadn't gotten himself killed and had cleared the way for future searchers, that they granted him a two-month furlough and a new set of reed pipes.†   (source)
  • The face of the butcher's boy swam up before his eyes, cloven almost in two, and afterward the king had said not a word.†   (source)
  • Even the chair he'd been working on—which had goat's legs in front, with cloven hooves—had seemed less like a piece of furniture than a creature under enchantment, like it might up-end itself and hop down from his work bench and trot away down the street.†   (source)
  • If he burst out of the bushes in his filthy tattered sheet, reeking, hairy, tumescent, leering like a goat-balled, cloven-hoofed satyr or a patch-eyed buccaneer from some ancient pirate film — Aarr, me hearties! and attempted to join the amorous, blue-bottomed tussle?†   (source)
  • The Council of Cloven Elders said so.†   (source)
  • As Apollo's cabin led the sing-along and passed out s'mores, I was surrounded by my old Hermes cabinmates, Annabeth's friends from Athena, and Grover's satyr buddies, who were admiring the brand-new searcher's license he'd received from the Council of Cloven Elders.†   (source)
  • THE COUNCIL GETS CLOVEN.†   (source)
  • Momma had driven him out of the front door with a broom, and the Black Man had fled up Carlin Street into the night, his cloven feet striking red sparks from the cement.†   (source)
  • Cloven Elders, man.†   (source)
  • The road was deeply gullied and it was washed out in the draws and in the draws were cattle dead from an old drought, just the bones of them cloven about with the hard dry blackened hide.†   (source)
  • For your bravery and sacrifice, blah, blah, blah, and since we have an unfortunate vacancy, the gods have seen fit to name you a member of the Council of Cloven Elders?†   (source)
  • Each monster was about the size of a cow, with a bowed back like a broken-down horse, matted gray fur, skinny legs, and black cloven hooves.†   (source)
  • The Council of Cloven Elders treated him like an outcast, but Grover still traveled all over the East Coast, trying to spread the word about Pan and convince nature spirits to protect their own little bits of the wild.†   (source)
  • They were cloven hooves.†   (source)
  • THE CLOVEN HOOF!†   (source)
  • Sure enough, five women staggered along on mismatched legs—mechanical bronze on the left, shaggy and cloven-hooved on the right.†   (source)
  • The passage of the free folk had turned the ground to mud and muck: wooden wheels and horses' hooves, runners of bone and horn and iron, pig trotters, heavy boots, the cloven feet of cows and bullocks, the bare black feet of the Hornfoot folk, all had left their marks.†   (source)
  • Down the deep-cloven way that climbs beside the torrent we should have come, if fortune had been kinder.†   (source)
  • After a while they plunged into a deeply cloven track between tall trees that rustled their dry leaves in the night.†   (source)
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  • She was taught that she must cleave to God.
    cleave = hold firmly
  • "One time I asked her to have a chew and she said no thanks, that—chewing gum cleaved to her palate and rendered her speechless," said Jem carefully.   (source)
    cleaved = stuck (held tightly)
  • Beware, Goody Proctor—cleave to no faith when faith brings blood.   (source)
    cleave = hold firmly
  • Shadowhunters cleave to no single religion, and in turn all religions assist us in our battle.   (source)
  • He felt his tongue cleave to his mouth, and his heart labouring.   (source)
  • If there are more, the Bold Wind will cleave to the Seaswift to protect her while the rest of the fleet does battle.   (source)
    cleave = hold (stay with)
  • In the United States there is even a pathos of inverted emphasis: the goal is not to grow old, but to remain young; not to mature away from Mother, but to cleave to her.   (source)
    cleave = hold firmly
  • But she found a Washington which did not cleave to Main Street.   (source)
    cleave = hold (to the values of)
  • We must cleave to them like mire on a Pig!   (source)
    cleave = hold firmly
  • "You will cleave to me?" said Morris.   (source)
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  • And he's took care of me and loved me from the first, and I'll cleave to him as long as he lives, and nobody shall ever come between him and me.   (source)
  • The girl had retreated to the image of her parent and there found protection—like the unsuccessful husband whose dream of mother love preserved him from the state of cleaving to a wife.   (source)
    cleaving = holding firmly
  • His dense, smoldering eyes traveled from face to face, brushed David's who jerked his head away in panic, traveled on and returned, cleaving there.   (source)
  • He refused to wear soft hats; cleaved to a hard derby, as a symbol of virility and prosperity; and sometimes he forgot to take it off in the house.   (source)
    cleaved = stuck (held tightly)
  • The church was their society and their standard; they went to Sunday service, Sunday School, Christian Endeavor, missionary lectures, church suppers, precisely as they had at home; they agreed that ambassadors and flippant newspapermen and infidel scientists of the bureaus were equally wicked and to be avoided; and by cleaving to Tincomb Church they kept their ideals from all contamination.   (source)
    cleaving = holding firmly
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  • The strip cleaved the communion rail in two and then crossed the entire width of the church, finally reaching the corner of the north transept, where it arrived at the base of a most unexpected structure.†   (source)
  • For us, and for all the people like us — all those whose minds cleave so strongly to the truth — I am convinced it will be …. most disagreeable.†   (source)
  • He cleaved downward at my head, but I wasn't there.†   (source)
  • After a day of cleaving rock salt from the innards of the mountain, finding him standing there with six guards hadn't improved her mood.†   (source)
  • The man was dead on his feet, the axehead lodged in his breast, yet Shagga rode on, cleaving a shield in two with his left-hand battle-axe while the corpse was bouncing and stumbling bonelessly along on his right.†   (source)
  • If worse comes to worst I can try to fight my way to the roof of the labs, like that girl did all those years ago, dropping out of the sky like a stone, cleaving the clouds.†   (source)
  • All you need fear are the icicles; when they fall they've been known to cleave a horse in two.†   (source)
  • My talents are different from those of the women who cleave and part from husbands nowadays—and my virtues probably unrecognizable.†   (source)
  • I've got a good job, and in all likelihood I'll make second steward in a year or two when Cleaves finally jumps overboard.†   (source)
  • For one moment he thought of bringing the heavy ceramic ashtray down on her head as she bent over, cleaving her skull with it, letting out the disease that passed for her brains.†   (source)
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  • They also hated Roger because, although he looked white, he decided to cleave closer to his Mexican side and spent a lot of time with dudes from the Hills.†   (source)
  • And she could cleave you in half with nothing but a dark look or a sudden beat of silence.†   (source)
  • Heat cleaved to things like a low fever.†   (source)
  • I felt a Cleaving in my Mind As if my Brain had split — I tried to match it — Seam by Seam But could not make it fit.†   (source)
  • The sad smile on her mother's face was enough to cleave Wells's heart in two.†   (source)
  • Instead, Quality itself cleaved into two kinds, one on each side of the cleavage line.†   (source)
  • …his kendo strokes—the vertical slash that would split a man's head down the bridge of the nose, leaving one eye on each side, the skull cleaved into two parts; the four diagonal strokes-—from left and right, upward and downward—that would cleave a man beneath a rib or disjoin an arm deftly; the horizontal stroke swinging in from the left that could sever a man just above the hips; and, finally, the most common of kendo strokes, a horizontal thrust a right-handed man could propel with…†   (source)
  • That cleaving look in her eye is not just memory.†   (source)
  • She wanted to take the metal sign and use the sharp edge to cleave Berger's head in two.†   (source)
  • I didn't realize how much Cara had already cleaved to the idea of being an Allegiant, loyal to the faction system, loyal to our founders.†   (source)
  • He'd answered truthfully-back when he was in Maine, and a guy had committed suicide by tying himself with wire to the train tracks; the train had literally cleaved him in two.†   (source)
  • There stood Monsieur Guillotine, black tights, black long stockings, black hood over head, arms crossed over his chest, stiff straight by his chopping machine the blade high in the tent sky, a hungry knife all flashes and meteor shine, much desiring to cleave space.†   (source)
  • His diamond-shaped Blackcliff tattoo is a dark shadow on the back of his neck, parts of it tinged silver where the metal of his mask cleaves to his skin.†   (source)
  • I'm mopping near the ward door when a key hits it from the other side and I know it's the Big Nurse by the way the lockworks cleave to the key, soft and swift and familiar she been around locks so long.†   (source)
  • But for a moment, I could swear I see the angel's wings fluttering, the hands tightening on the sword, the sword cleaving through the lamb quick as a scythe.†   (source)
  • "I'll be the one cleaving to my abdomen," I tried to joke.†   (source)
  • But his eyes, they remained the same, staring wildly at the ceiling, the irises dancing from side to side, even as the flesh cleaved to the bones, became nothing but a parchment wrapping for the bones, the clothes hollow and limp over the skeleton that remained.†   (source)
  • Lightning burned through the oak behind me, cleaving the trunk neatly in half.†   (source)
  • After a few minutes, he settles on a hazy recollection of himself, sitting in the smoky nightclub, feet cleaving to the beer-sticky floor, head back, mouth foolishly open in a hoot, drunk coeds all around.†   (source)
  • Felicia watched the thickset butchers cleave and carve the flesh like sculptors, could scarcely tell them apart, in fact, from the marbled slabs of beef at their elbows.†   (source)
  • With a delighted roar, the rakshasa urged his mount toward the challenger, raising his sword high as though to cleave her in two.†   (source)
  • And you can tell me nothing of the cleaving of the horn?†   (source)
  • And her just two days past vowin' to cleave only unto Rucker!†   (source)
  • Instead, he struck as hard as he could, for he had come to believe that he was holding a piece of the sun in his hands, and that he would use it to cleave the rock as Guariglia had severed his own leg.†   (source)
  • The vile stench is made worse by the Central Market's butchers, fond of heaving freshly cleaved carcasses into the rancid waters each morning.†   (source)
  • The fire-hating scimitar rang in ecstasy, cleaving the charging beast in half as Drizzt brought it down.†   (source)
  • And how using a short-handled ax he would cleave off a strip of bark from an oak and use that as his sled to go sailing down the iced slopes of the mountains at speeds never before achieved by a human being.†   (source)
  • Then the girl spotted a dark shadow: a gully, cleaving the escarpment like the cut of an axe.†   (source)
  • Yama struck a blow that would have run another man through, cleaving his heart.†   (source)
  • I had known it since the day the carts had come with their loads of bricks and noisy dusty men, staining the clear soft greens that had once coloured our village and cleaving its cool silences with clamour.†   (source)
  • Will you keep her and cherish her, cleaving unto her only, until death do you part?†   (source)
  • Pain cleaved Harry's head like a sword stroke.†   (source)
  • He scrambled back as the giant's spear cleaved the ground between his feet.†   (source)
  • In desperation I uncapped Riptide and slashed at the fountain, cleaving it in two.†   (source)
  • He had to duck to avoid cleaving the doorframe.†   (source)
  • Shaking off the pain, he cleaved open an Urgal's skull, mixing brains with metal and bone.†   (source)
  • Brom cried to Eragon, cleaving at his enemy.†   (source)
  • He swings the ax again, and the log is cleaved in two.†   (source)
  • On the floor were Lord Aamon's empty clothes; the demon's mask had been cleaved cleanly in two.†   (source)
  • With terrified desperation, he cleaved it down upon the pod that had engulfed his other arm.†   (source)
  • Another bolt of lightning cleaved the sky and Salander opened her eyes wide.†   (source)
  • Their eyes were too clear for cleaving, intimate looks.†   (source)
  • The Titan's Daughter cleaved through the grey-green waters on billowing purple wings.†   (source)
  • There was no sound other than the silken rus-tle of the boat's prow cleaving the water; it moved without their help, as though an invisible rope was pulling it onward toward the light in the center.†   (source)
  • Thereafter, each morning, Kabuo practiced his kendo strokes—the vertical slash that would split a man's head down the bridge of the nose, leaving one eye on each side, the skull cleaved into two parts; the four diagonal strokes-—from left and right, upward and downward—that would cleave a man beneath a rib or disjoin an arm deftly; the horizontal stroke swinging in from the left that could sever a man just above the hips; and, finally, the most common of kendo strokes, a horizontal…†   (source)
  • Wriggling around he cried, "Stupefy!" and a red bolt of light shot from his own wand, cleaving a gap between the four pursuing Death Eaters as they scat-tered to avoid it.†   (source)
  • The cleavage term that was going to unify the classic and romantic ways of looking at things had itself been cleaved into two parts and could no longer unify anything.†   (source)
  • You take your analytic knife, put the point directly on the term Quality and just tap, not hard, gently, and the whole world splits, cleaves, right in two…hip and square, classic and romantic, technological and humanistic…and the split is clean.†   (source)
  • Then he strode to the next piece of rubble—a jagged wedge that had cleaved off a larger block—and he fit his fingers underneath it and lifted it onto his shoulder.†   (source)
  • The Ra'zac attempted to cleave Eragon from collarbone to hip, but Eragon twisted and stepped past the blow.†   (source)
  • Jack and I leaped into action, working together efficiently for once, cleaving through one earth giant after another.†   (source)
  • With excruciating slowness, he looped Zar'roc over his head and brought it back down with both hands, as if to cleave an enemy's helm.†   (source)
  • Left and right he laid about, hewing off the first man's arm at the elbow, cleaving through the shoulder of the second.†   (source)
  • Once there, Eragon could not tell from whose mouth emanated the ravenous jet of flame that consumed a dozen soldiers, cooking them in their mail, nor whose arm it was that brought Zar'roc down in an arc, cleaving a soldier's helm in half.†   (source)
  • I began to forget all about Miss Love and what Cold Sassy must be saying about her kissing another man two days after promising to cleave only unto Grandpa.†   (source)
  • He watched in silence, noting that wherever a boat was sunk, three more arrived to take its place, cleaving the broken spars and rowing swiftly past those who flailed in the sea and sank beneath the water.†   (source)
  • The ship could sail swiftly with all of the gods upon it and cleave wave and wind alike, for all the elements were its home.†   (source)
  • Maybe we shall cleave a road, or make such an end as will be worth a song-if any be left to sing of us hereafter.†   (source)
  • The weapon roared back to life, keening for the cloaked spirits and cleaving through their swords and mail with frightful ease whenever one ventured too close.†   (source)
  • Presently Frodo was aware of a small dark thing on the near bank, but even as he looked at it, it dived and vanished just beyond the boil and bubble of the fall, cleaving the black water as neatly as an arrow or an edgewise stone.†   (source)
  • They watched as a longboat launched from the galleon to cleave across the breakers, torches illuminating the smaller craft's progress to the rocky beach below.†   (source)
  • One ear and part of his cheek had been cleaved off in some battle, but twenty stone of pallid white flesh remained.†   (source)
  • Over the past two months, they had seen Bragha Rim cleave shields and shatter swords, but his unique appeal lay in the possibility that he might do something that the crowd had never seen before.†   (source)
  • She remembered how Hotah's heavy axe had cleaved through his flesh and bone, the way his head had gone spinning through the air.†   (source)
  • Again and again the ax whistled down—merciless strokes intended to hammer or. cleave as the monster sought closer quarters in which he might simply seize his quarry and dash him against the arena's red sands.†   (source)
  • Max leaped forward to meet them, the gae bolga shrieking as it cleaved through armor, bone, and spirit with frightful ease.†   (source)
  • The blade met Straavh's shield, cleaving it in two and shattering even as its point pierced the monster's heart.†   (source)
  • 13ut even the cry of the gulls had faded, and the swell was so smooth that the Ormenheids sharp prow cleaved the water as though it were fresh cream.†   (source)
  • Forced to defend himself, Max invariably cleaved the things into ever-smaller pieces, which swarmed like ravenous jellyfish while the methodical grylmhoch bore down once again.†   (source)
  • This time the Fomorian made a longsword whose beautiful blade tapered to a deadly point and whose edge cleaved through wood, stone, and iron as the spear had done before it.†   (source)
  • Oblivious to the haglings' weight, Bellagrog swept her documents into a floral handbag and stormed out of the proceedings, cleaving a path through the startled onlookers.†   (source)
  • No other blade, not though mightier hands had wielded it, would have dealt that foe a wound so bitter, cleaving the undead flesh, breaking the spell that knit his unseen sinews to his will.†   (source)
  • All day far below them a leaping stream had run down from the high pass behind, cleaving its narrow way between pine-clad walls; and now through a stony gate it flowed out and passed into a wider vale.†   (source)
  • The big share bit cleanly down, cleaving a deep spermy furrow of moist young earth along its track.†   (source)
  • He didna cleave importance tae it, but told the people for its worth.†   (source)
  • The moist new earth cleaving like cut pork from the plough.†   (source)
  • Tethys, the goddess of the sea, had dropped the bars, and the horses, with a jolt, abruptly started; cleaving with their feet the clouds; beating the air with their wings; outrunning all the winds that were rising from the same eastern quarter.†   (source)
  • They arrived from California or from Oregon on the Portland Rose in the snow whirled from the inhuman heights of La Salle Street or cleaving hard in the speed lines of the trains; they took off for New York on the Twentieth Century, in their flower-garnished, dark polished parlor-like compartments upholstered in deep green, washing in silver sinks, sipping coffee out of china, smoking cigars.†   (source)
  • He had lost; but all pilgrimage across the world was loss: a moment of cleaving, a moment of taking away, the thousand phantom shapes that beaconed, and the high impassionate grief of stars.†   (source)
  • He glanced bitterly at his brother, Jay, who, happily ignorant of hatred, that fanged poison which may taint even a brother's heart, was enthusiastically cleaving spare-ribs on the huge bole of his own table, singing meanwhile in a rich tenor voice the opening bars of "The Little Gray Home In The West": "…. there are blue eyes that shine Just because they meet mine …."†   (source)
  • Tom caught glimpses of broad brown backs cleaving the brush down the river slope.†   (source)
  • Philip was puzzled and shocked by that eager cleaving to the earth.†   (source)
  • This is, I suppose, what people mean by the tongue cleaving to the roof of the mouth.†   (source)
  • I've ten hearts in my breast; a score of arms; No dwarfs to cleave in twain!†   (source)
  • Ah! why did'st thou cleave to it when I so warned thee 'gainst it?†   (source)
  • Stephen, his tongue cleaving to his palate, bowed his head, praying with his heart.†   (source)
  • "I could have pledged him with all my soul," said Athelstane, "for my tongue cleaves to my palate."†   (source)
  • I have watched from there the lightning flashing over my head and cleaving the storm-clouds.†   (source)
  • Laurel crowns cleave to deserts, And power to him who power exerts; Hast not thy share?†   (source)
  • He is the best of my children; he cleaves to his old mother.†   (source)
  • The sailors had again hoisted sail, and the vessel was once more cleaving the waves.†   (source)
  • My mother and my brother wished her to cleave to what they regarded as her rights.†   (source)
  • If you are true, but not in the same truth with me, cleave to your companions; I will seek my own.†   (source)
  • And then her thoughts, cleaving through space like a bird in the air, rested on Cavalcanti.†   (source)
  • His body, hard and wonderful in itself, cleaved against the struggling body of the other man; not a muscle in him relaxed.†   (source)
  • Incapable of voluntary movement, with tongue cleaving to the roof of his mouth, Shefford watched the horseman and the half-poised gun.†   (source)
  • With the instinct of a child Amory edged in under the blue darkness of the white buildings, cleaving the moonlight for haggard seconds, once bursting into a slow run with clumsy stumblings.†   (source)
  • Johnson seems to spend all his spare time there or aloft at the crosstrees, watching the Ghost cleaving the water under press of sail.†   (source)
  • In the stagnant flow of the mass, identities were hardly distinguishable; but Lily presently saw Mrs. Bry cleaving her determined way through the doors, and, in the broad wake she left, the light figure of Mrs. Fisher bobbing after her like a row-boat at the stern of a tug.†   (source)
  • When Bishop Dyer's voice did cleave the silence it was high, curiously shrill, and on the point of breaking.†   (source)
  • LE BRET (throwing back his head): He keeps it on—and cleaves in two any man who dares remark on it!†   (source)
  • About nine, the clouds suddenly break away and a shaft of sunshine cleaves the mellow atmosphere, and drifts slowly along the ranks of ladies; and every rank it touches flames into a dazzling splendour of many-coloured fires, and we tingle to our finger-tips with the electric thrill that is shot through us by the surprise and the beauty of the spectacle!†   (source)
  • The sharp hull driving on its way seemed to rise a few inches in succession through its whole length, as though it had become pliable, and settled down again rigidly to its work of cleaving the smooth surface of the sea.†   (source)
  • …floated, the exhalation of a troubled dream; and short metallic clangs bursting out suddenly in the depths of the ship, the harsh scrape of a shovel, the violent slam of a furnace-door, exploded brutally, as if the men handling the mysterious things below had their breasts full of fierce anger: while the slim high hull of the steamer went on evenly ahead, without a sway of her bare masts, cleaving continuously the great calm of the waters under the inaccessible serenity of the sky.†   (source)
  • He sees no black sky and raging sea, feels not the reeling timbers, and little hears he or heeds he the far rush of the mighty whale, which even now with open mouth is cleaving the seas after him.†   (source)
  • She repaired any betrayal by mentioning to each companion the name of the other, and fortunately at this moment Mr. Bantling emerged from the choir, cleaving the crowd with British valour and followed by Miss Stackpole and Ralph Touchett.†   (source)
  • Yeobright's local peculiarity was that in striving at high thinking he still cleaved to plain living—nay, wild and meagre living in many respects, and brotherliness with clowns.†   (source)
  • …got into trouble, and was, by some infuriated members of Parliament whom the smaller Barnacles almost suspected of labouring under diabolic possession, attacked on the merits of no individual case, but as an Institution wholly abominable and Bedlamite; then the noble or right honourable Barnacle who represented it in the House, would smite that member and cleave him asunder, with a statement of the quantity of business (for the prevention of business) done by the Circumlocution Office.†   (source)
  • The axe cleaved the air in front of Heyward, and cutting some of the flowing ringlets of Alice, quivered in the tree above her head.†   (source)
  • A flash of recollection crossing his brain at the same instant, he released his hold, and stretching forth an arm in the very wantonness of gratification, he seized the Doctor by the hair, which instantly revealed its artificial formation, by cleaving to his hand, leaving the white and shining poll of the naturalist with a covering no warmer than the skin.†   (source)
  • A cannon ball, cleaving the air, flew over the heads of Bagration and his suite, and fell into the column to the measure of "Left…. left!"†   (source)
  • Now and again, indeed, he would gaze long and long at a tuft or a twig, expecting, he said, the earth to cleave and deliver its blessing; but he was content to be with his disciple, at ease in the temperate wind that comes down from the Doon.†   (source)
  • I was sitting my horse at ease, and swinging the great loop of my lasso in wide circles about my head; the moment he was under way, I started for him; when the space between us had narrowed to forty feet, I sent the snaky spirals of the rope a-cleaving through the air, then darted aside and faced about and brought my trained animal to a halt with all his feet braced under him for a surge.†   (source)
  • They alluded to God's creation of a wife from Adam's rib "and for this cause a man shall leave father and mother, and cleave unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh," and that "this is a great mystery"; they prayed that God would make them fruitful and bless them, like Isaac and Rebecca, Joseph, Moses and Zipporah, and that they might look upon their children's children.†   (source)
  • My heart invariably cleaved to the master's, in preference to Catherine's side: with reason I imagined, for he was kind, and trustful, and honourable; and she — she could not be called OPPOSITE, yet she seemed to allow herself such wide latitude, that I had little faith in her principles, and still less sympathy for her feelings.†   (source)
  • When men are nearly alike, and all follow the same track, it is very difficult for any one individual to walk quick and cleave a way through the dense throng which surrounds and presses him.†   (source)
  • I do not think I feel towards either—mind I say either, Judith—as if I wished to quit father and mother—if father and mother was livin', which, howsever, neither is—but if both was livin', I do not feel towards any woman as if I wish'd to quit 'em in order to cleave unto her."†   (source)
  • And yet, the struggle fails; since Light, howe'er it weaves, Still, fettered, unto bodies cleaves: It flows from bodies, bodies beautifies; By bodies is its course impeded; And so, but little time is needed, I hope, ere, as the bodies die, it dies!†   (source)
  • I don't cleave to her bosom.†   (source)
  • I was sure that you meant to cleave to me, as you had said; that you had rejected him; that you struggled to renounce him, for Lucy's sake and for mine.†   (source)
  • If I do forget, if I do not remember those bleeding children of sorrow this day, "may my right hand forget her cunning, and may my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth!"†   (source)
  • Again among the tiers of shipping, in and out, avoiding rusty chain-cables frayed hempen hawsers and bobbing buoys, sinking for the moment floating broken baskets, scattering floating chips of wood and shaving, cleaving floating scum of coal, in and out, under the figure-head of the John of Sunderland making a speech to the winds (as is done by many Johns), and the Betsy of Yarmouth with a firm formality of bosom and her knobby eyes starting two inches out of her head; in and out,…†   (source)
  • It was a shout of sudden excitement at the appearance of a horseman cleaving the crowd at full gallop.†   (source)
  • What he thought of her she knew, what he was capable of saying to her she had felt; yet they were married, for all that, and marriage meant that a woman should cleave to the man with whom, uttering tremendous vows, she had stood at the altar.†   (source)
  • The bases of the mountains forming the gorge in which the little village lay, were richly green; and high above this gentler vegetation, grew forests of dark fir, cleaving the wintry snow-drift, wedge-like, and stemming the avalanche.†   (source)
  • Now and then Duncan caught a glimpse of a light form cleaving the air in some desperate bound, and he rather hoped than believed that the captive yet retained the command of his astonishing powers of activity.†   (source)
  • "My grandsire," said Hubert, "drew a good bow at the battle of Hastings, and never shot at such a mark in his life—and neither will I. If this yeoman can cleave that rod, I give him the bucklers—or rather, I yield to the devil that is in his jerkin, and not to any human skill; a man can but do his best, and I will not shoot where I am sure to miss.†   (source)
  • Possibly you think that Adam was not at all sagacious in his interpretations, and that it was altogether extremely unbecoming in a sensible man to behave as he did—falling in love with a girl who really had nothing more than her beauty to recommend her, attributing imaginary virtues to her, and even condescending to cleave to her after she had fallen in love with another man, waiting for her kind looks as a patient trembling dog waits for his master's eye to be turned upon him.†   (source)
  • From the vibrating line extending the entire length of the upper part of the boat, and from its now being more tight than a harpstring, you would have thought the craft had two keels—one cleaving the water, the other the air—as the boat churned on through both opposing elements at once.†   (source)
  • The forms in the background looked like unearthly beings, gliding before the eye, and cleaving the air with frantic and unmeaning gestures; while the savage passions of such as passed the flames were rendered fearfully distinct by the gleams that shot athwart their inflamed visages.†   (source)
  • An hour passed, during which Dantes, excited by the feeling of freedom, continued to cleave the waves.†   (source)
  • Then resuming his task, he went on,—"I, Gurth, the son of Beowulph, swineherd unto the said Cedric, with the assistance of our allies and confederates, who make common cause with us in this our feud, namely, the good knight, called for the present 'Le Noir Faineant', and the stout yeoman, Robert Locksley, called Cleave-the-Wand.†   (source)
  • My heart cleaves to her and her children as the nearest of all to me in the flesh—yea, and to all in that house.†   (source)
  • Christ is born, and millions of minds so grow and cleave to his genius, that he is confounded with virtue and the possible of man.†   (source)
  • Ay, that was a day of cleaving of shields, when a hundred banners were bent forwards over the heads of the valiant, and blood flowed round like water, and death was held better than flight.†   (source)
  • Chapter XLVII The Last Moment IT was a sight that some people remembered better even than their own sorrows—the sight in that grey clear morning, when the fatal cart with the two young women in it was descried by the waiting watching multitude, cleaving its way towards the hideous symbol of a deliberately inflicted sudden death.†   (source)
  • These words rang in Dantes' ears, even beneath the waves; he hastened to cleave his way through them to see if he had not lost his strength.†   (source)
  • …bending in every direction, always reminded me of the claws of an immense beetle, and I assure you it was never without emotion that I gazed on it, for I could not help thinking how wonderful it was that these various signs should be made to cleave the air with such precision as to convey to the distance of three hundred leagues the ideas and wishes of a man sitting at a table at one end of the line to another man similarly placed at the opposite extremity, and all this effected by a…†   (source)
  • She was coming out of Marseilles harbor, and was standing out to sea rapidly, her sharp prow cleaving through the waves.†   (source)
  • They sailed; Edmond was again cleaving the azure sea which had been the first horizon of his youth, and which he had so often dreamed of in prison.†   (source)
  • But Aphrodite, who loves all smiling lips and eyes, cleaves to her man to ward off peril from him.†   (source)
  • The knowledge both of the Poet and the Man of Science is pleasure; but the knowledge of the one cleaves to us as a necessary part of our existence, our natural and unalienable inheritance; the other is a personal and individual acquisition, slow to come to us, and by no habitual and direct sympathy connecting us with our fellow- beings.†   (source)
  • Akhilleus with his big fist held the shield at arm's length, instinctively, for fear Aineias' shaft might cleave it and come through— a foolishness; he had not learned as yet how slim the chance is that the splendid gifts of gods will crack or yield to mortal fighters.†   (source)
  • …essays to attain by various means; by tracing the maternal passion through many of its more subtle windings, as in the poems of the IDIOT BOY and the MAD MOTHER; by accompanying the last struggles of a human being, at the approach of death, cleaving in solitude to life and society, as in the Poem of the FORSAKEN INDIAN; by shewing, as in the Stanzas entitled WE ARE SEVEN, the perplexity and obscurity which in childhood attend our notion of death, or rather our utter inability to admit…†   (source)
  • At this he made his cast, his weapon being guided by Athena to cleave Pandaros' nose beside the eye and shatter his white teeth: his tongue the brazen spearhead severed, tip from root, then plowing on came out beneath his chin.†   (source)
  • Beware thou cleavest not unto them, lest thou be entangled and perish….†   (source)
    standard suffix: Today, the suffix "-st" is dropped, so that where they said "Thou cleavest" in older English, today we say "You cleave."
  • The sword cleaveth the helmet; The strong armour is pierced by the lance; Fire devoureth the dwelling of princes, Engines break down the fences of the battle.†   (source)
    standard suffix: Today, the suffix "-th" is replaced by "-s", so that where they said "She cleaveth" in older English, today we say "She cleaves."
  • 19:20 My bone cleaveth to my skin and to my flesh, and I am escaped with the skin of my teeth.†   (source)
  • 44:25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the earth.†   (source)
  • 119:25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.†   (source)
  • 10:9 Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby.†   (source)
  • 16:13 His archers compass me round about, he cleaveth my reins asunder, and doth not spare; he poureth out my gall upon the ground.†   (source)
  • 41:8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.†   (source)
  • 22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.†   (source)
  • 141:7 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.†   (source)
  • …no, not even a darting hawk,
    the quickest thing on wings, could keep her pace
    as on she ran, cutting the swells at top speed,
    bearing a man endowed with the gods' own wisdom,
    one who had suffered twenty years of torment, sick at heart,
    cleaving his way through wars of men and pounding waves at sea
    but now he slept in peace, the memory of his struggles
    laid to rest.
    And then, that hour the star rose up,
    the clearest, brightest star, that always heralds
    the newborn light of…†   (source)
  • "Or if you're close enough to use only one, it doesna matter much which, for you come down from above and cleave the man through the shoulder.†   (source)
  • …lovely looks of yours
    but the mind inside is worthless.
    Your slander fans the anger in my heart!
    I'm no stranger to sports—for all your taunts—
    I've held my place in the front ranks, I tell you,
    long as I could trust to my youth and striving hands.
    But now I'm wrestled down by pain and hardship, look,
    I've borne my share of struggles, cleaving my way
    through wars of men and pounding waves at sea.
    Nevertheless, despite so many blows,
    I'll compete in your games, just watch.†   (source)
  • Banner and Pennant: Yet louder, higher, stronger, bard! yet farther, wider cleave!†   (source)
  • Cleave to her!†   (source)
  • The navvy, staggering forward, cleaves the crowd and lurches towards the tramsiding on the farther side under the railway bridge bloom appears, flushed, panting, cramming bread and chocolate into a sidepocket.†   (source)
  • …likewise ungovernable, Hair, bosom, hips, bend of legs, negligent falling hands all diffused, mine too diffused, Ebb stung by the flow and flow stung by the ebb, love-flesh swelling and deliciously aching, Limitless limpid jets of love hot and enormous, quivering jelly of love, white-blow and delirious nice, Bridegroom night of love working surely and softly into the prostrate dawn, Undulating into the willing and yielding day, Lost in the cleave of the clasping and sweet-flesh'd day.†   (source)
  • Out of the bulk, the morbid and the shallow, Out of the bad majority, the varied countless frauds of men and states, Electric, antiseptic yet, cleaving, suffusing all, Only the good is universal.†   (source)
  • 2 As a strong bird on pinions free, Joyous, the amplest spaces heavenward cleaving, Such be the thought I'd think of thee America, Such be the recitative I'd bring for thee.†   (source)
  • Then falter not O book, fulfil your destiny, You not a reminiscence of the land alone, You too as a lone bark cleaving the ether, purpos'd I know not whither, yet ever full of faith, Consort to every ship that sails, sail you!†   (source)
  • …going of the vessels, he mutters to himself— And now the close of all: One struggling outbound brig, one day, baffled for long—cross-tides and much wrong going, At last at nightfall strikes the breeze aright, her whole luck veering, And swiftly bending round the cape, the darkness proudly entering, cleaving, as he watches, "She's free—she's on her destination"—these the last words—when Jenny came, he sat there dead, Dutch Kossabone, Old Salt, related on my mother's side, far back.†   (source)
  • In Cabin'd Ships at Sea In cabin'd ships at sea, The boundless blue on every side expanding, With whistling winds and music of the waves, the large imperious waves, Or some lone bark buoy'd on the dense marine, Where joyous full of faith, spreading white sails, She cleaves the ether mid the sparkle and the foam of day, or under many a star at night, By sailors young and old haply will I, a reminiscence of the land, be read, In full rapport at last.†   (source)
  • Then will she get the upshoot by cleaving the pin.†   (source)
  • If you shall cleave to my consent,—when 'tis, It shall make honor for you.†   (source)
  • My sire, my son, our less and greater gods, All sail at once, and cleave the briny floods.†   (source)
  • Now, now ye go cleaving the air more swiftly than an arrow!†   (source)
  • 102:5 By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin.†   (source)
  • None, but such remedy as, to save a head, To cleave a heart in twain.†   (source)
  • 29:10 The nobles held their peace, and their tongue cleaved to the roof of their mouth.†   (source)
  • 74:15 Thou didst cleave the fountain and the flood: thou driedst up mighty rivers.†   (source)
  • Down from the steep of heav'n Cyllenius flies, And cleaves with all his wings the yielding skies.†   (source)
  • He cleaves the crowd, and, favor'd by the night, To Turnus' friendly court directs his flight.†   (source)
  • Thy thoughts I cleave to.†   (source)
  • O, cleave, my sides!†   (source)
  • You sulphurous and thought-executing fires, Vaunt couriers to oak-cleaving thunderbolts, Singe my white head!†   (source)
  • Upon the first proposal made by Candide, however, the Levantine captain had already tacked about, and made the crew ply their oars quicker than a bird cleaves the air.†   (source)
  • He would drown the stage with tears And cleave the general ear with horrid speech; Make mad the guilty, and appal the free; Confound the ignorant, and amaze, indeed, The very faculties of eyes and ears.†   (source)
  • Others fell and cleave timber, and bring wood, corn, and other necessaries, on carts, into their towns; nor do these only serve the public, but they serve even private men, more than the slaves themselves do: for if there is anywhere a rough, hard, and sordid piece of work to be done, from which many are frightened by the labour and loathsomeness of it, if not the despair of accomplishing it, they cheerfully, and of their own accord, take that to their share; and by that means, as they…†   (source)
  • And his tongue, which erst was united and fit for speech, cleaves itself, and the forked one of the other closes up; and the smoke stops.†   (source)
  • 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.†   (source)
  • VOLP: Troubled with noise, I cannot sleep; I dreamt That a strange fury enter'd, now, my house, And, with the dreadful tempest of her breath, Did cleave my roof asunder.†   (source)
  • Wars 'twixt you twain would be As if the world should cleave, and that slain men Should solder up the rift.†   (source)
  • As he said to himself, "If, for my sins, or by my good fortune, I come across some giant hereabouts, a common occurrence with knights-errant, and overthrow him in one onslaught, or cleave him asunder to the waist, or, in short, vanquish and subdue him, will it not be well to have some one I may send him to as a present, that he may come in and fall on his knees before my sweet lady, and in a humble, submissive voice say, 'I am the giant Caraculiambro, lord of the island of Malindrania,…†   (source)
  • 38:37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven, 38:38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?†   (source)
  • New honors come upon him, Like our strange garments, cleave not to their mould But with the aid of use.†   (source)
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  • Clove opens her jacket.   (source)
    clove = a name
  • Roy's fingers trembled as he undid the precisely tied clove-hitch knots.   (source)
    clove = a type of knot
  • "Oh, don't," she wailed every time Fred asked Harry loudly who he was planning to attack next, or when George pretended to ward Harry off with a large clove of garlic when they met.   (source)
    clove = a dried flower bud or section of a garlic plant
  • I saw a clove of garlic inside, and I added it to my inventory.   (source)
    clove = lobe
  • The Clave requires you—   (source)
    clave = a political body in this novel
  • "Con clave" literally meant "locked with a key."†   (source)
  • Then take it off the heat, let it stand, and skim off the foam; next add another little bit of water as well as a chunk of orange peel, anise, or clove to taste and bring to a boil.†   (source)
  • So I cut each of the two birds into eight pieces and put them in a bath of water, kosher salt, sugar, a bay leaf, a splash of soy sauce, a garlic clove, and a small handful of peppercorns and coriander seeds.†   (source)
  • When Miss Dickinson says, "Hope is the thing with feathers," I always think of something round—a ball from one of the games I will never play—stuck all around like a clove-orange sachet with red feathers.†   (source)
  • Benzaldehyde derived through a different process — by mixing oil of clove and the banana flavor, amyl acetate — does not contain any cyanide.†   (source)
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  • They didn't seem to make any smoke, but the air smelled good, like a marketplace for spices—cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and others I couldn't identify.†   (source)
  • The smell of searing clove and nutmeg filled the room.†   (source)
  • I'm using the clove hitch.†   (source)
  • He breakfasted en famille but followed his own personal regimen of an infusion of wormwood blossoms for his stomach and a head of garlic that he peeled and ate a clove at a time, chewing each one carefully with bread, to prevent heart failure.†   (source)
  • Are you sure this is clove?†   (source)
  • Behind them were the art freaks, who smoked clove cigarettes on the ropes course behind the school and drew manga comics in the margins of their notes.†   (source)
  • He moved faster than the soldiers could react and, with strength beyond men, splintered shields with a single blow, rent armor, and clove the swords of those who opposed him.†   (source)
  • Clove and bay, but there was something at the end of it; something that made the scent finish tangy and bitter …. dark and mystic and alluring in its …. naughtiness.†   (source)
  • An odor like crystallized ginger, or sweet iced tea with a dark clove floating in it.†   (source)
  • Its hands were limp and fishlike, dead; the fingers clove to one another like the fingers of a glove long im-mersed in drying mud.†   (source)
  • There hammer on the anvil smote, There chisel clove, and graver wrote; There forged was blade, and bound was hilt; The delver mined, the mason built.†   (source)
  • She tied it with a clove hitch.†   (source)
  • She is carrying a basket with an unplucked chicken, four lemons, and a brittle garlic clove.†   (source)
  • It clove metal in two, shearing through helmets and hauberks in a scream of red sparks.†   (source)
  • Lelia took her usual care preparing the dish, parboiling the meat first and then adding chopped vegetables to its simmering stock, and then dropping a clove of garlic in the pot and then one more clove after some deliberation, then the herbs, the aromatics, and then letting the whole thing stew, at first covered, later not.†   (source)
  • So we came to that clove of seasons.†   (source)
  • …. but the burning sword snapped in two, and the Hound's cold steel plowed into Lord Beric's flesh where his shoulder joined his neck and clove him clean down to the breastbone.†   (source)
  • She had a chewing-gum-wrapper chain that reached all the way around her room, and it was made from only Clark's Teaberry and Clove, making her whole room smell like those wax lips and whistles that we all bought at Halloween.†   (source)
  • The honeysuckle vine was in full, scented morning glory, filling the air along withthe fragrances of cinnamon rose and clove pinks, and the purple wall of maypops dutifully shaded the porch.†   (source)
  • That boy stood by the clove tree and near him the basket he was to carry.†   (source)
  • 8 ducks
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 bay leaf
    3 cups flour
    3 cups peanut oil
    3 white onions
    3 green onions
    handful of fresh parsley
    1 clove garlic, chopped
    cayenne pepper to taste
    Phil Robertson's Cajun Style Seasoning to taste sausage
    Place fully cleaned ducks into a large pot filled with water.†   (source)
  • Six, sir; five, sir… Maria Beaumont clove through the crowd, arms outstretched, eyes outstretched, naked bosom outstretched… her body transformed by pneumatic surgery into an exagerated East Indian figure with puffed hips, puffed calves and puffed gilt breasts.†   (source)
  • And she'll have my tail cut off and my horns sawn off, and my beard plucked out, and she'll wave her wand over my beautiful clove hoofs and turn them into horrid solid hoofs like wretched horse's.†   (source)
  • Clove arranging the knives inside her jacket.†   (source)
  • Cato and Clove, the tributes from District 2, might have both made it home if Peeta and I hadn't.†   (source)
  • "That's why I killed Cato…and he killed Thresh…and he killed Clove…and she tried to kill me.†   (source)
  • At some point, Clove, the girl from District 2, enters my dreams.†   (source)
  • The smell of coffee and clove cigarettes was overwhelming.†   (source)
  • With brutal efficiency, Vyndra clove his attackers in two and whirled to meet Max.†   (source)
  • "It's more like root beer with a hint of clove."†   (source)
  • The ogre sighed and reached for a clove of garlic, spying Max in the process.†   (source)
  • Did you really have to wear that clove-scented cologne?†   (source)
  • The blade wailed as it pierced Vyndra's armor and clove the ancient essence beneath.†   (source)
  • But at this moment the nameless boy leaned his head against the clove tree and sobbed.†   (source)
  • The outstretched neck she clove asunder, and the hewn head fell like a stone.†   (source)
  • Fewer were they but they clove through the Southrons like a fire-bolt in a forest.†   (source)
  • Cato and Clove.†   (source)
  • She says it has to be clove.†   (source)
  • She led him by the hand to the bed as if he were a blind beggar on the street, and she cut him into pieces with malicious tenderness; she added salt to taste, pepper, a clove of garlic, chopped onion, lemon juice, bay leaf, until he was seasoned and on the platter, and the oven was heated to the right temperature.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER SEVEN July Ox-Tail Soup INGREDIENTS: 2 ox tails 1 onion 2 cloves garlic 4 tomatoes 1/4 kilo string beans 2 potatoes 4 chiles moritas PREPARATION: The cut-up ox tails are placed in a pan to cook with a chunk of onion, a clove of garlic, and salt and pepper to taste.†   (source)
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