I will only tell thee that, either fate being envious of so great a boon placed in my hands by good fortune, or perhaps (and this is more probable) this castle being, as I have already said, enchanted, at the time when I was engaged in the sweetest and most amorous discourse with her, there came, without my seeing or knowing whence it came, a hand attached to some arm of some huge giant, that planted such a cuff
on my jaws that I have them all bathed in blood, and then pummelled me in such a way that I am in a worse plight than yesterday when the carriers, on account of Rocinante's misbehaviour, inflicted on us the injury thou knowest of; whence conjecture that there must be some enchanted Moor guarding the treasure of this damsel's beauty, and that it is not for me.
Then I take it for granted," observed Sir Walter, "that his face is about as orange as the cuffs
and capes of my livery.
It was somewhat hard to see in the gloom, for, as usual, he was all in black, only his collar and cuffs
He gives his cuffs
a flick, and starts in to make things jolly all round by telling a story about a man he knows named Wotherspoon.
He came quite opposite to me from the other corner of the coach, brushed one of his large furry cuffs
across my eyes (but without hurting me), and showed me that it was wet.
My good brother, do you hate me to such a degree as to look savagely upon me because of a few mischievous cuffs
and blows distributed in a fair war to a pack of lads and brats,
All the waitresses were dressed alike, in plain black dresses, with a white apron, cuffs
, and a small cap.
d'Artagnan in the open plain, with his gold- laced hat, his long cane, and gilt cuffs
Turning up the cuffs
of his dress-coat--he had placed his overcoat on a chair--Holmes laid out two drills, a jemmy, and several skeleton keys.
She caught the young officer by his cuffs
, and a look of solemnity and fear appeared on her flushed face.
They, mistaking the frantic cries of Mynheer Isaac for demonstrations of joy, began to belabour him with kicks and cuffs
, such as could not have been administered in better style by any prize-fighter on the other side of the Channel.
He "rubbed out' collars and cuffs
, rubbing the starch out from between the double thicknesses of linen so that there would be no blisters when it came to the ironing, and doing it at a pace that elicited Joe's praise.