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  • So, then, an elongated Siamese ligature united us.†   (source)
  • He carried three books bound together by some sort of ornamental elastic ligature, and a bundle wrapped in a blue table-cloth.†   (source)
  • As the Orientals say, "A cur's tail may be warmed, and pressed, and bound round with ligatures, and after a twelve years' labor bestowed upon it, still it will retain its natural form."†   (source)
  • Neither Ambrose Pare, applying for the first time since Celsus, after an interval of fifteen centuries, a ligature to an artery, nor Dupuytren, about to open an abscess in the brain, nor Gensoul when he first took away the superior maxilla, had hearts that trembled, hands that shook, minds so strained as Monsieur Bovary when he approached Hippolyte, his tenotome between his fingers.†   (source)
  • If, then, we are to believe the skilful, revolutions like the Revolution of July are severed arteries; a prompt ligature is indispensable.†   (source)
  • Some of the hacked swords were tied to the wrists of those who carried them, with strips of linen and fragments of dress: ligatures various in kind, but all deep of the one colour.†   (source)
  • Their union had existed but two short seasons, and its fruits now lay sleeping at her feet, wrapped in the customary ligatures of skin and bark, which form the swaddlings of an Indian infant.†   (source)
  • A bold cut down the belly, and a few touches here and there where the ligatures still bound the hide to the body, and the animal was flayed.†   (source)
  • So tightly had the ligatures been drawn, that the use of his limbs was not immediately recovered, and the young giant presented, in good sooth, a very helpless and a somewhat ludicrous picture.†   (source)
  • There was a sort of sham soldier, a "naquois," as the slang expression runs, who was whistling as he undid the bandages from his fictitious wound, and removing the numbness from his sound and vigorous knee, which had been swathed since morning in a thousand ligatures.†   (source)
  • By way of further security, and by means of a rope fastened to his neck, they added to the system of ligatures which rendered every attempt at escape impossible, that sort of bond which is called in prisons a martingale, which, starting at the neck, forks on the stomach, and meets the hands, after passing between the legs.†   (source)
  • "Run out one of the poles, Sarpent, if Sarpent you be," said Hurry, amid the groans that the tightness of the ligatures was beginning to extort from him—"run out one of the poles, and shove the head of the scow off, and you'll drift clear of us—and, when you've done that good turn for yourself just finish this gagging blackguard for me."†   (source)
  • Some little time was necessary that he should recover the use of his limbs, the circulation of the blood having been checked by the tightness of the ligatures, and this was accorded to him by the politic Rivenoak, under the pretence that his body would be more likely to submit to apprehension if its true tone were restored; though really with a view to give time to the fierce passions which had been awakened in the bosoms of his young men to subside.†   (source)
  • Soon Shall the Winter's Foil Be Here
    Soon shall the winter's foil be here;
    Soon shall these icy ligatures unbind and melt—A little while,
    And air, soil, wave, suffused shall be in softness, bloom and
    growth—a thousand forms shall rise
    From these dead clods and chills as from low burial graves.†   (source)
  • I likewise felt several slender ligatures across my body, from my arm-pits to my thighs.†   (source)
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