Sentence Examples


  • A steel cylinder (about the thickness of a goose-quill), which forms the micrometer screw, has two threads cut upon it, one-half being cut with a thread double the pitch of the other.
  • Before lowering the boat for the chase, the upper end of the line is taken aft from the tub, and passing round the loggerhead there, is again carried forward the entire length of the boat, resting crosswise upon the loom or handle of every man's oar, so that it jogs against his wrist in rowing; and also passing between the men, as they alternately sit at the opposite gunwales, to the leaded chocks or grooves in the extreme pointed prow of the boat, where a wooden pin or skewer the size of a common quill, prevents it from slipping out.
  • And with what quill did the Secretary of the Society for the Suppression of Cruelty to Ganders formally indite his circulars?
  • The ear has no external leaf whatever; and into the hole itself you can hardly insert a quill, so wondrously minute is it.
  • And he went on writing, so that his quill spluttered and squeaked.

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