frail


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frail

a quantity of raisins or figs equal to between 50 and 75 pounds
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Sin and Death amain Following his track, such was the will of Heav'n, Pav'd after him a broad and beat'n way Over the dark Abyss, whose boiling Gulf Tamely endur'd a Bridge of wondrous length From Hell continu'd reaching th' utmost Orbe Of this frail World; by which the Spirits perverse With easie intercourse pass to and fro To tempt or punish mortals, except whom God and good Angels guard by special grace.
For, although they can inflict instantaneous death by a retrograde movement, yet unless they can at once disengage their stinging extremity from the struggling body of their victim, their own frail bodies are liable to be shattered.
To tempt the sea in a frail boat was certain destruction.
And besides, they looked so frail that I could fancy myself flinging the whole dozen of them about like nine-pins.
Athwart the bed I watch the moonbeams cast a trail So bright, so cold, so frail, That for a space it gleams Like hoar-frost on the margin of my dreams.
But excessive grief is like a storm at sea, where the frail bark is tossed from the depths to the top of the wave.
How then may we keep our frail blossoms from his cruel spirits?
Also, he is so thin and frail (at times I meet him in the corridor) that his knees quake under him, his hands and head are tremulous with some disease (God only knows what
He had met with misfortune in the course of his voyage: one of his frail barks being upset, and part of the furs lost or damaged.
In this frail bark, Sardepie, one of the Canadians, carried over a portion of the flesh of the horse to the famishing party on the opposite side of the river, and brought back with him Mr.
He was very small, frail, and thin, but his voice was not languid, though he spoke hardly above his breath.
They were too light for testing weight, and they were so frail as to be dangerous to send to such a height.