the weight is too much on the heel
, and the toes are squared, as though one of the French dancers had been in, pigeon-winging his tribe
The schoolmaster now bestowed both whip and heel
upon the starveling ribs of old Gunpowder, who dashed forward, snuffling and snorting, but came to a stand just by the bridge, with a suddenness that had nearly sent his rider sprawling over his head.
The young imps on the verandah were not disappointed in their hope of hearing him "swar," which he did with a fluency and fervency which delighted them all amazingly, as they ducked and dodged hither and thither, to be out of the reach of his riding-whip; and, all whooping off together, they tumbled, in a pile of immeasurable giggle, on the withered turf under the verandah, where they kicked up their heels
and shouted to their full satisfaction.
Two shouts rang out, one close upon the heels
of the other:
and when those thrilling notes come floating down the distance I hear them without fail, even if I am two miles away; and then - oh, then you should see my heels
get down to business!
One lecture follows right on the heels
of another, with very little time for the student to get out of one hall and into the next; but the industrious ones manage it by going on a trot.
The minute he was on, the horse begun to rip and tear and jump and cavort around, with two circus men hanging on to his bridle trying to hold him, and the drunk man hanging on to his neck, and his heels
flying in the air every jump, and the whole crowd of people standing up shouting and laughing till tears rolled down.
As to the first, you are to understand, that for about seventy moons past there have been two struggling parties in this empire, under the names of TRAMECKSAN and SLAMECKSAN, from the high and low heels
of their shoes, by which they distinguish themselves.
This company was now at his heels
, and after the first shock of mutual surprise, the Bishop gave an exultant shout and spurred upon the outlaw.
The thunderclaps, treading one on the heels
of another and with a strange crackling accompaniment, sounded more like the working of a gigantic electric machine than the usual detonating reverberations.
it does no harm, and it only keeps a man by the heels
for the small matter of two glasses”
All you have to do is to knock the heels
together three times and command the shoes to carry you wherever you wish to go.