He cocked his head to one side, shut one eye and put the other one to the hole, like a possum looking down a jug; then he glanced up with his bright eyes, gave a wink
or two with his wings--which signifies gratification, you understand--and says, 'It looks like a hole, it's located like a hole--blamed if I don't believe it IS a hole
Always he would beg of us to pay attention to our lessons, on the plea that Petinka was a good son, an exemplary son, a son who was in twofold measure a man of learning; after which he would wink
at us so quizzingly with his left eye, and twist himself about in such amusing fashion, that we were forced to burst out laughing.
If a speck of oil, if even the natural grease of the human finger touch the hooded terminals, Fleury's Ray will wink
and disappear and must be laboriously built up again.
Miss Carvil had come to look forward rather to these winks
He heard that Fanshaw couldn't find his cigar-holder anywhere; he also heard the pilot deliver the oracle "Both eyes bright, she's all right; one eye winks
, down she sinks.
Smallweed, approving of what is set before him, conveys intelligent benignity into his ancient eye and winks
The names of those present on this occasion are unimportant, but they had been known to generations of school-boys as Sighs, Tar, Winks
, Squirts, and Pat.
at Higgins, thinking him probably a fellow sufferer from Mrs.
When I remembered the deliberate and impertinent moralizing of Thackeray, the clumsy exegesis of George Eliot, the knowing nods and winks
of Charles Reade, the stage-carpentering and limelighting of Dickens, even the fine and important analysis of Hawthorne, it was with a joyful astonishment that I realized the great art of Tourguenief.
She would even sympathise with me for the trouble I had with the children, and express at times, by half sentences, interspersed with nods and knowing winks
, her sense of the injudicious conduct of their mamma in so restricting my power, and neglecting to support me with her authority.
He is occupied in looking after an imbecile old gentleman; and, when he is asked if he likes the employment, he winks
mysteriously and slaps his pocket.
I thought you were with mother, so I took forty winks
after I got those girls off.