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  • The purple, puckered scar was even grislier than the ones Aunt Hannah and Martin had shown them.†   (source)
  • The more grisly my situation became, the more I felt as if some immense power were sucking me into some giant undertow.†   (source)
  • He willingly gave the grisly details to any customer who asked—young girl, cornfield, found only an elbow.†   (source)
  • With Peeta's grisly account fresh in our minds, we crunch through the streets of broken glass until we reach our target, the block we are to take.†   (source)
  • Not a choice between his own grisly death and an even worse murder.†   (source)
  • I had to look at Nigel to see whether he was making a grisly joke.†   (source)
  • The Ares chariot was bloodred, and pulled by two grisly horse skeletons.†   (source)
  • It seemed vaguely to Danny that the story had bad a happy ending, but that had paled to insignificance beside the two dominant images: the taunting, maddening locked door with some great secret behind it, and the grisly secret itself, repeated more than half a dozen times.†   (source)
  • He and the dead Marine tumbled along the boom-arm shaft in a grisly waltz.†   (source)
  • Although the grisly murder of Mrs. Nedermier was the most-talked-about event in the history of our block, no one had mentioned a word about it to us as we prepared to buy the house.†   (source)
  • The Compton Nova Sicila franchise is a grisly scene.†   (source)
  • I was undeniably a nightmare, a monster of the grisliest kind.†   (source)
  • Even the street-hardened members of the city's Whitechapel Club, named for the London stalking grounds of Jack the Ripper, were startled by what detectives eventually found inside and by the fact that such grisly events could have gone undiscovered for so long.†   (source)
  • He was the Nyades Road ghost for some time, though it finally fell to the back pages; and then he performed another grisly murder in another public place and set the imagination of New Orleans to working.†   (source)
  • It was grisly.†   (source)
  • The work will be grisly, true.†   (source)
  • Roran darted forward and swung his hammer, catching the sentry on the shoulder with a grisly crunch.†   (source)
  • Each day Doc checked the English newspapers for notices of drowning victims: Oscar and Eddie scoured the wharves and seedy back streets behind the Plaka, even went through a file of grisly photographs at the police morgue.†   (source)
  • They will find our bodies in some smoking field, strewn about in the grisly attitudes of death.†   (source)
  • A rally washeld, after which the armed men went on a rampage, murdering approximately thirty people in a dreadful and grisly attack.†   (source)
  • Like your lyrics, all those grisly images on Collateral Damage.†   (source)
  • "I'd want you alive of course," said the king, and carefully described the grisly things that would happen to me when I was captured.†   (source)
  • He looked nothing like the poor guy hanging from a rope in Ozzie's grisly death scene photos.†   (source)
  • He scrabbled for the dagger where Sebastian had dropped it, next to the grisly remains of his hand.†   (source)
  • How's your grisly, godawful case coming?†   (source)
  • Whenever Prusias was involved, wealth was reallocated in grisly fashion.†   (source)
  • Then again, it had been spectacularly grisly.†   (source)
  • They scampered for their things in panic, stooping hurriedly and looking askance at each gentle, knee-high wave bubbling in as though some ugly, red, grisly organ like a liver or a lung might come washing right up against them.†   (source)
  • And on page four of The New York Times, in an article headlined MARINES' HARDEST FIGHT, the grisly statistics began to unspool: Now the Marines have come to their hardest battle, a battle still unwon.†   (source)
  • Most recently, Saddam Hussein's half brother had suffered the same grisly fate in Iraq.†   (source)
  • Though he tried to pretend that he was still trying to figure Richard out, he knew his compulsion to watch had more in common with what people feel when they come across the scene of a grisly accident.†   (source)
  • If he were dead up there these three days, it would be a grisly business.†   (source)
  • Because of this cold reality, most jockeys would ride through virtually anything, and they shrugged off the grisliest injuries.†   (source)
  • "Monsieur!" cried the petrified waiter as crews of police, firemen and sanitation workers went about their grisly business in the road.†   (source)
  • The camera moved in, panned the body in grisly detail.†   (source)
  • But, grisly as it was (it was the first time I had seen death, first time for most of us), it was not the shock that Ted Hendrick's flogging was — I mean, you couldn't put yourself in Dillinger's place; you didn't have any feeling of: "It could have been me."†   (source)
  • The rivermen set about their grisly task.†   (source)
  • Grimacing as she conjured the grisly video in her mind, Clarise described the moment as if she were seeing it again: "Her eyes are flat, blank, the lids a little heavy...then all of a sudden they go wide and there's depth to them, like normal eyes.†   (source)
  • At three A.M., the scene is so grisly that Mary is no longer admitted.†   (source)
  • It was such a grisly summer.†   (source)
  • Her command was certainly more than adequate and—for me, anyway—actually enhanced by her small stumbles in the thickets of syntax, especially upon the snags of our grisly irregular verbs.†   (source)
  • I went in and saw the surgeon labor awhile, but could not enjoy; it was much less trying to see the wounds given and received than to see them mended; ...one's nerves were wrung by this grisly spectacle, whilst the duel's compensating pleasurable thrill was lacking.   (source)
  • As at the waving of a magician's wand, up rose a grisly phantom...   (source)
  • "Women should not attend such grisly spectacles," he says.†   (source)
  • Then a rundown of the crimes, with grisly pictures of the victims.†   (source)
  • Rather poetic in a grisly sort of way, what?†   (source)
  • Maybe he just wanted to lead us to a grisly death.†   (source)
  • Or that if I didn't die, I'd have some grisly side-effect—like gangrene.†   (source)
  • So the warden had been performing grisly "sacrifices" on his patients.†   (source)
  • The picture in my head had turned so grisly that I couldn't bear it.†   (source)
  • There was another noise, a grisly snarling that seemed to be coming from deep in Jasper's chest.†   (source)
  • IT WAS well past ten o'clock, and we were still at the grisly, highly disturbing murder scene.†   (source)
  • An entire corps of North Carolina medical examiners was at the dreamlike, unbearably grisly scene.†   (source)
  • The lantern bathed the grisly scene in a sullen reddish light.†   (source)
  • The ghostly specters stretch across the wall, their faces shifting from benevolent to grisly.†   (source)
  • On its back was the flayed man of the Dreadfort done in stiff red leather, grim and grisly.†   (source)
  • It was a grisly spectacle that made South Africa appear as if it was on the brink of internal war.†   (source)
  • "Spare me the grisly details, my supper is sitting badly in my belly," Tyrion said.†   (source)
  • From where Max stood, its grisly message was perfectly clear.†   (source)
  • He plucked a small, scalpel-like blade from the grisly kit and thumbed its edge.†   (source)
  • For the better part of a minute, the two engaged in a grisly tug-of-war.†   (source)
  • Think of all the grisly children you shall have—all with big, fat, red noses, just like his!†   (source)
  • That ought to be sufficiently grisly to appease even Oberyn Martell.†   (source)
  • Despite such grisly sights, the ward was peaceful.†   (source)
  • Catelyn trotted over the drawbridge, putting the grisly row of dead Lannisters behind her.†   (source)
  • All along the benches men put down their cups and spoons to turn and gape at the grisly spectacle.†   (source)
  • The grisly murders—" I turned away from the TV coverage and I had to sigh out loud.†   (source)
  • Max fell backward, clutching the grisly trophy as the monster gave an ear-splitting howl.†   (source)
  • Minutes later, Max surveyed the six grisly bodies piled near the edge of the clearing.†   (source)
  • Part of Catelyn wanted to clutch the grisly trophy to her heart, but she made herself resist.†   (source)
  • Where's the rest of you, love?" asked the ghost, now addressing the grisly thing.†   (source)
  • The grisly smile remained, but the clone's eyes went as cold and dead as a shark's.†   (source)
  • Twilight was settling upon the battlefield, leaving the grisly shapes in shadow.†   (source)
  • The shift in mood—the grisly chronicle of Warsaw, followed in a flash by this wanton playfulness.†   (source)
  • Harry didn't understand why, but the only possible cause was the sudden appearance of the skull, which had now risen high enough to illuminate the entire wood like some grisly neon sign.†   (source)
  • The image of Leonardo Vetra came back in grisly detail-the bloody face, the solitary hazel eye staring back, and the empty eye socket.†   (source)
  • The agency was tottering, that was bad enough, and now, on top of that, like a grisly dessert following a putrid main course, his marriage was tottering too.†   (source)
  • A grisly black bird ...A bird that feeds on the dead ...To my amazement, I actually remembered something.†   (source)
  • Of course, there had been some grisly accidents on military airships over the years — fiery explosions and deadly crashes.†   (source)
  • The story gets more grisly.†   (source)
  • New pictures adorned the walls, many of them showing people who appeared to be in pain, sporting grisly injuries or strangely contorted body parts.†   (source)
  • Another was illustrated with grisly drawings of a couple ("Ma and Pa") strung up by their intestines, daggers hanging from their hearts, and referred to the "intestine hanging thing," which the writer thought was a "pretty good idea."†   (source)
  • Nonetheless, death images came to him: dead frog plastered to the turnpike like a grisly stamp; Daddy's broken watch lying on top of a box of junk to be thrown out; gravestones with a dead person under every one; dead jay by the telephone pole; the cold junk Mommy scraped off the plates and down the dark maw of the garbage disposal.†   (source)
  • After one particularly grisly stretch of Dr. Scott's testimony, Holmes stood and said, "I would ask that the Court be adjourned for sufficient time for lunch."†   (source)
  • Has the place become a grisly museum?†   (source)
  • On media screens everywhere, the image of the camerlegno's branded chest was projected, towering and in grisly detail.†   (source)
  • A sarcophagus, engraved with Ancient Greek scenes of cities in flames and heroes dying grisly deaths.†   (source)
  • She nodded at Myra, who was gobbling up a slice of grisly pink cake and staring at me as if she wanted to lick me.†   (source)
  • Though the light was vanishing as the grisly cloud covered the sky, I could still see the little white specks that fluttered past us.†   (source)
  • At the pressure of his hand against my shoulder, I turn away from the grisly thing that was Messalla; I make my feet go forward, fast, so fast that I can barely skid to a stop before the next intersection.†   (source)
  • To Mrs. Weasley's displeasure, Harry's sixteenth birthday celebrations were marred by grisly tidings brought to the party by Remus Lupin, who was looking gaunt and grim, his brown hair streaked liberally with gray, his clothes more ragged and patched than ever.†   (source)
  • For years they've bombarded me with letters, wanting Laura's own letters — wanting manuscripts, mementoes, interviews, anecdotes — all the grisly details.†   (source)
  • Now it was the scene of a murder and a possible attack, to say nothing of the grisly experiments it had once hidden away.†   (source)
  • The images she filmed appeared instantly across the square behind her on media screens ....like endless drive-in movies all playing the same grisly tragedy.†   (source)
  • Police estimate that he killed more than a dozen people, earning his name from the grisly way he left his victims posed like statues.†   (source)
  • There was a grisly picture up toward the top, a grainy image of a body sprawled on some pavement, stick-skinny limbs bent at odd angles.†   (source)
  • His lips puckered and drew backfarther than they were intended to over his yellow teeth, baring them in a grisly snarl, while his eyeballs deflated as if they were engorged ticks being squished empty of blood, and the surrounding flesh sank inward.†   (source)
  • A grisly pale thing with black fingers, it was, that twitched and stirred in its jar as if it were still alive.†   (source)
  • I gasped as his teeth crunched down on the bars-and then, with grisly twisting-metal sounds, he started to chew through.†   (source)
  • It had been a spear when Cuchulain wielded it, a barbed and grisly weapon that claimed the lives of friends and foes alike.†   (source)
  • The grisly photograph was taken on the white conference table by a sterile house technician under the reluctant supervision of Morris Panov.†   (source)
  • There is one picture, a lithoprint of two coy, grisly children in pseudo-peasant costume, vaguely Austrian, using a mushroom for an umbrella.†   (source)
  • By maiming you, he meant to remove your sword as a threat, gain himself a grisly token to send to your father, and diminish your value to me.†   (source)
  • He remembered how he'd studied the limp body, feeling a grisly thrill to be so close, able to trace a faint pink line down the underside of the tail, and the rat was brown and gray and pink and white all together and separate but he was disappointed by its size—he would have to exaggerate the rat, put some heft and length in his story, some mouth drool and yellow eye.†   (source)
  • In the middle of the table, propped up like a grisly centerpiece, was the severed head of the chamber's guardian—an unseeing lump of cracked stone whose rough, simple features might have been sculpted by a child.†   (source)
  • It was grisly work, but it went quickly, for they both knew exactly what kinds of wounds the soldiers should have to ensure the success of the deception, and neither of them wished to linger.†   (source)
  • No mortal man could frighten him, no more than the darkness could, nor the bones of his soul, the grey and grisly bones of his soul.†   (source)
  • The Sons of the Harpy had promised grisly death to any traitor who dared serve the dragon queen, and to their kith and kin as well, so the Shavepate's men went about as jackals, owls, and other beasts, keeping their true faces hidden.†   (source)
  • Hanging upside-down from the ceiling above them, like a grisly piñata, was a human body, rope binding its ankles.†   (source)
  • I directed the patrol officers upstairs to the grisly body of Joanna, but my thoughts had turned to Chris.†   (source)
  • His feet made grisly, soft, sucking sounds in the rain puddles on the wet pavement as he passed, and Yossarian was moved by such intense pity for his poverty that he wanted to smash his pale, sad, sickly face with his fist and knock him out of existence because he brought to mind all the pale, sad, sickly children in Italy that same night who needed haircuts and needed shoes and socks.†   (source)
  • I spent ten minutes sweating in the sun, reviewing all the reasons I didn't like the magus and everything he stood for, and trying to ignore a grisly image of all of them being beheaded.†   (source)
  • The black, grisly humor of the barracks even viewed the death of heroes with a gruff and vigorous irreverence.†   (source)
  • When Podrick asked the name of the inn where they hoped to spend the night, Septon Meribald seized upon the question eagerly, perhaps to take their minds off the grisly sentinels along the roadside.†   (source)
  • A grisly snarl rolled out from between the teeth, rumbling across the clearing like a prolonged crack of thunder.†   (source)
  • These three men who hated him spoke his language and wore his uniform, but he saw their loveless faces set immutably into cramped, mean lines of hostility and understood instantly that nowhere in the world, not in all the fascist tanks or planes or submarines, not in the bunkers behind the machine guns or mortars or behind the blowing flame throwers, not even among all the expert gunners of the crack Hermann Goering Antiaircraft Division or among the grisly connivers in all the beer halls in Munich and everywhere else, were there men who hated him more.†   (source)
  • Black Ears rode on both sides of him, their grisly necklaces looped about their throats, while Bronn went in front to clear the way.†   (source)
  • Mixing the hot with the cold, he did his best to scrub the dirt and filth that he'd accumulated in his grisly search.†   (source)
  • In the dark he could pretend that it was the three-eyed crow who whispered to him and not some grisly talking corpse.†   (source)
  • water heater exploded and set the two-story wooden house afire; in ghastly, heartless, revolting detail he saw his poor dear wife's trim and fragile body crushed to a viscous pulp against the brick wall of a market building by a half-wined drunken automobile driver and watched his hysterical five-year-old daughter being led away from the grisly scene by a kindly middle-aged gentleman with snow-white hair who raped and murdered her repeatedly as soon as he had driven her off to a deserted sandpit, while his two younger children starved to death slowly in the house after his wife's mother, who had been baby-sitting, dropped dead from a heart attack when news of his wife's accident wa†   (source)
  • I wondered if Kyle Craig was with them...he was deeply involved in the grisly case, almost as much as I was.†   (source)
  • You been yapping away about 'the list' since I was a haggling.... The two shrieked and threatened each other with an impressive array of grisly deaths until several Agents managed to gently but forcibly escort the feuding hags down separate corridors.†   (source)
  • But men in my party supplied grisly tales about how the mob had killed Ser Preston Greenfield and raped the Lady Lollys, and slipped a few silvers to Lord Tyrell's army of singers to sing of Ryam Redwyne, Serwyn of the Mirror Shield, and Prince Aemon the Dragonknight.†   (source)
  • Three days later, the vanguard of Roose Bolton's host threaded its way through the ruins and past the row of grisly sentinels—four hundred mounted Freys clad in blue and grey, their spearpoints glittering whenever the sun broke through the clouds.†   (source)
  • "Braver to leave the man alive, with a chance to cleanse his shame by winning back his ear," explained Chella, a small dark woman whose grisly neckware was hung with no less than forty-six dried, wrinkled ears.†   (source)
  • As we entered Chapel Hill, Sampson got to see for himself what the abductions and grisly murders had done to the once-peaceful college town.†   (source)
  • He remembered the grisly eye he'd clutched in Cooper's room, and the gargantuan exhibit of a Fomorian he'd glimpsed in the Workshop's museum.†   (source)
  • The man's countless scars, boxer's nose, and grisly burns would have appalled many a stranger, but Max merely smiled.†   (source)
  • It was such a grisly weapon, and now there was blood frozen on its blade, lacing the metal like red syrup.†   (source)
  • A furious din ensued of snapping teeth and tearing fabric until at last Max heard the grisly sound of hard metal striking soft flesh.†   (source)
  • They sat in silence, each watching the house and trying to ignore the seven grisly shadows on the lawn.†   (source)
  • Blood was coursing from black, festering slashes across several of the faces and throats, grisly legacies of Max's last encounter with the demon.†   (source)
  • Among the grisly spectacle, Max saw the twisted forms of burned horses and several others that were vaguely man-shaped.†   (source)
  • Broken bodies and equipment stretched as far as Max could see—a grisly feast for thousands of crows that flapped and hopped about the shocking carnage.†   (source)
  • But there were ogres, too, hundreds of them in crested war helms along with two-headed ettins, and rotting deathknights holding tall lances decorated with pennons and grisly scalps.†   (source)
  • Rufo speared them on his sword, a grisly shishkebab, and carried them out through the entrance we had come in.†   (source)
  • I had to watch hour after hour, by day and by night, the removal and burning of the bodies, the extraction of the teeth, the cutting of the hair, the whole grisly, interminable business.†   (source)
  • She was still in what appeared to be a raw condition of shock over Nathan's desertion of her (she said, not without a touch of grisly humor, that she had contemplated several times hurling herself from the window of the ratty Upper West Side hotel where she had languished those three days), but if grief over his parting had obviously eroded her spirit, it was this same grief, I sensed, that allowed her to open even wider the gates of her memory in a mighty cathartic cataract.†   (source)
  • The grisly parade of the spectre years trooped through his brain.†   (source)
  • When the grisly spine was severed, the head was too heavy to carry.†   (source)
  • Negro laborers, grisly with a white coating of cement, sloped down past the shop on their way home.†   (source)
  • The bloated grisly faces.†   (source)
  • When the grisly trip was ended, Johnny took Tilly home, feeling that his was the responsibility of explaining.†   (source)
  • His maternal ancestors crowded into his face when he was spurning at Arthur—ancestors whose civilization, like Mordred's, had been matriarchal: who had ridden bare-back, charged in chariots, fought by stratagem, and ornamented their grisly strongholds with the heads of enemies.†   (source)
  • A moment, too, of grisly fear.†   (source)
  • The sword was half-way through his body, so that the poor man was coming in two pieces, and a lot of realistic vermilion worms were gushing out of the wound in a grisly manner, which were intended to be his guts.†   (source)
  • All through the day, under a broiling sun, they loaded her from the rocking barges: her huge yellow booms swung up and down; by nightfall she rode deeply in the water, packed to her throat with shells and powder, and bearing on the hot plates of her deck 1200 grisly tons of field artillery.†   (source)
  • One more to swell the grim and grisly ranks of the Undead!†   (source)
  • "He has little nails," said this grisly creature in his hairy beard.†   (source)
  • But everybody was talking, and intent upon the grisly spectacle before them.†   (source)
  • He lived in the world, as the last of the Grisly Bears lived in settled Missouri.†   (source)
  • O'er grisly the strife was,
    So loathly and longsome.†   (source)
  • It would come, and it would come; a grisly thing, a specter born in the black caverns of terror; a power primeval, cosmic, shadowing the tortures of the lost souls flung out to chaos and destruction.†   (source)
  • In a tremulous state of dissatisfaction with himself—that any such grisly thought should have dared to obtrude itself upon him in this way—he got up and lit the lamp—re-read this disconcerting item in as cold and reprobative way as he could achieve, feeling that in so doing he was putting anything at which it hinted far from him once and for all.†   (source)
  • This is a grisly joke.†   (source)
  • One might have been tempted to think his frock coat gave off a grisly odor, but that would have been pure prejudice.†   (source)
  • How gloriously he would go plowing the dancing seas, in his long, low, black-hulled racer, the Spirit of the Storm, with his grisly flag flying at the fore!†   (source)
  • Fastened by chains to the mainmast were a number of grisly staghounds, who now began leaping and barking at me, and by the mizzen a huge puma was cramped in a little iron cage far too small even to give it turning room.†   (source)
  • Have you seen that awful den of hellish infamy, with the very moonlight alive with grisly shapes, and every speck of dust that whirls in the wind a devouring monster in embryo?†   (source)
  • Once again, as when he had come out of the hospital, he was bound hand and foot, and facing the grisly phantom of starvation.†   (source)
  • When they reached the haunted house there was something so weird and grisly about the dead silence that reigned there under the baking sun, and something so depressing about the loneliness and desolation of the place, that they were afraid, for a moment, to venture in.†   (source)
  • The priest left, the women left, and he was alone with the still, white figure—quieter now, but moaning and shuddering, wrestling with the grisly fiend.†   (source)
  • But now, in the nighttime, when he lay tossing about, there would come stalking into his chamber a grisly phantom, the sight of which made his flesh curl and his hair to bristle up.†   (source)
  • In the meantime one of the grisly forms had alighted upon the point of Gabriel's rod, to run invisibly down it, down the chain, and into the earth.†   (source)
  • He was never absent during business hours, unless upon an errand, and then he was represented by his son: a grisly urchin of twelve, who was his express image.†   (source)
  • Here they lay, a grisly family, all these dear departed brothers and sisters of the ruddy clergyman who did his task so speedily when they were hidden in the ground!†   (source)
  • After some rubbing of the lower part of his face, and some looking at us with those bad eyes, over his grisly fingers, he made one more address to me, half whining, and half abusive.†   (source)
  • Shortly afterwards, the like grisly sense of the humorous again stole in among the solemn phantoms of his thought.†   (source)
  • Within the next mile we counted six more hanging forms by the blaze of the lightning, and altogether it was a grisly excursion.†   (source)
  • It was a grisly thing, this light touch from this noiseless and invisible presence; it made the boy sick with ghostly fears.†   (source)
  • One grisly old wolf-dog alone, with the liberty of an indulged favourite, had planted himself close by the chair of state, and occasionally ventured to solicit notice by putting his large hairy head upon his master's knee, or pushing his nose into his hand.†   (source)
  • Yet she had been kissed before, and without any particular squeamishness, by perhaps half a dozen different cousins, younger as well as older than this dark-browned, grisly-bearded, white-neck-clothed, and unctuously-benevolent Judge!†   (source)
  • To the eyes of Mr. Jeremiah Cruncher, sitting on his stool in Fleet-street with his grisly urchin beside him, a vast number and variety of objects in movement were every day presented.†   (source)
  • He did not gather his eyebrows together, for he had none worth mentioning; but he frowned to that degree that he almost closed his small eyes, while the hurried raising of his grisly hand to his chin betrayed some trepidation or surprise.†   (source)
  • I had had enough of this grisly place by this time, and wanted to leave, but I couldn't, because I had something on my mind that my conscience kept prodding me about, and wouldn't let me forget.†   (source)
  • day by day, and grain by grain, the mortal part wastes and withers away, so that the spirit grows light and sanguine with its lightening load, and, feeling immortality at hand, deems it but a new term of mortal life; a disease in which death and life are so strangely blended, that death takes the glow and hue of life, and life the gaunt and grisly form of death; a disease which medicine never cured, wealth never warded off, or poverty could boast exemption from; which sometimes moves in giant strides, and sometimes at a tardy sluggish pace, but, slow or quick, is ever sure and certain.†   (source)
  • "Call on them again, valiant Baron," said the hag, with a smile of grisly mockery; "summon thy vassals around thee, doom them that loiter to the scourge and the dungeon—But know, mighty chief," she continued, suddenly changing her tone, "thou shalt have neither answer, nor aid, nor obedience at their hands.†   (source)
  • As at the waving of a magician's wand, up rose a grisly phantom—up rose a thousand phantoms—in many shapes, of death, or more awful shame, all flocking round about the clergyman, and pointing with their fingers at his breast!†   (source)
  • Then I of the welling flood, which is well kenned,
    The grim and the grisly ground-herder did find.†   (source)
  • The water welled to his eyes, yet at the same time the grisly humour of the situation and circumstances so undermined his gravity that it was all he could do to keep some sign of his inward mirth from showing outside.†   (source)
  • I found Clarence alone in his quarters, drowned in melancholy; and in place of the electric light, he had reinstituted the ancient rag-lamp, and sat there in a grisly twilight with all curtains drawn tight.†   (source)
  • He stirred his coffee round and round, he sipped it, he felt his chin softly with his grisly hand, he looked at the fire, he looked about the room, he gasped rather than smiled at me, he writhed and undulated about, in his deferential servility, he stirred and sipped again, but he left the renewal of the conversation to me.†   (source)
  • The warrior beneath the burg swung up his war-round
    Against that grisly guest, the lord of the Geats;
    Then the heart of the ring-bow'd grew eager therewith 2560
    To seek to the strife.†   (source)
  • The spirit of compassion took control of him, to the exclusion of all other considerations; he never thought of the offended laws, or of the grief or loss which these three criminals had inflicted upon their victims; he could think of nothing but the scaffold and the grisly fate hanging over the heads of the condemned.†   (source)
  • Everybody crossed himself in a grisly fright, for a curse was an awful thing to those people; but the queen rose up majestic, with the death-light in her eye, and flung back this ruthless command: "Lay hands on her!†   (source)
  • His hand he up braided,
    The lord of the Geats, and the grisly-fleck'd smote he
    With the leaving of Ing, in such wise that the edge fail'd,
    The brown blade on the bone, and less mightily bit
    Than the king of the nation had need in that stour,
    With troubles beset.†   (source)
  • Nor forsooth was that littlest of all of his mainstays,
    Which to him in his need lent the spokesman of Hrothgar,
    E'en the battle-sword hafted that had to name Hrunting,
    That in fore days was one of the treasures of old,
    The edges of iron with the poison twigs o'er-stain'd,
    With battle-sweat harden'd; in the brunt never fail'd he 1460
    Any one of the warriors whose hand wound about him,
    Who in grisly wayfarings durst ever to wend him
    To the folk-stead of foemen.†   (source)
  • So swiftly in sea-waves with boar-spears forsooth
    Sharp-hook'd and hard-press'd was he thereupon,
    Set on with fierce battle, and on to the ness tugg'd,
    The wondrous wave-bearer; and men were beholding 1440
    The grisly guest, Beowulf therewith he gear'd him
    With weed of the earls: nowise of life reck'd he:
    Needs must his war-byrny, braided by hands,
    Wide, many-colour'd by cunning, the sound seek,
    E'en that which his bone-coffer knew how to ward,
    So that the war-grip his heart ne'er a while,
    The foe-snatch of the wrathful his life ne'er shoul†   (source)
  • Then soon it betided
    That therein to the guest there stood grisly terror;
    However the wretched, of every hope waning
    * * * * *
    The ill-shapen wight, whenas the fear gat him,
    The treasure-vat saw; of such there was a many 2230
    Up in that earth-house of treasures of old,
    As them in the yore-days, though what man I know not,
    The huge leavings and loom of a kindred of high ones,
    Well thinking of thoughts there had hidden away.†   (source)
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