Crates


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Crates

(krā`tēz), fl. 449 B.C., Athenian comic dramatist. He is said to have introduced into comedy themes other than those of personal satire, and he was one of the first to show the comic possibilities of the drunkard. He is thought to have originally been an actor. Fragments of his plays survive.
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With a quick deft clutch on the collar at the back of his neck, Del Mar jerked him off his footing and thrust him in, or partly in, rather, because he had managed to get a hold on the edge of the crate with his two fore-paws.
Next, the crate was carried out to an express wagon and loaded in along with a number of trunks.
The crate was not quite so long as Michael, so that he was compelled to stand with the end of his nose pressing against the end of the crate.
At the railroad station, the crate was handled, not with deliberate roughness, but with such carelessness that it half- slipped out of a baggage-man's hands, capsized sidewise, and was caught when it was past the man's knees but before it struck the cement floor.
Then the rope was removed, and he was flung into a cagelike crate.
Whereupon he lay down sullenly and allowed the crate to be lifted into a wagon.
Four men gingerly carried the crate from the wagon into a small, high-walled back yard.
Merryweather perched himself upon a crate, with a very injured expression upon his face, while Holmes fell upon his knees upon the floor and, with the lantern and a magnifying lens, began to examine minutely the cracks between the stones.
The crate upon which I sit contains 2,000 napoleons packed between layers of lead foil.
I shall stand behind this crate, and do you conceal yourselves behind those.
DOUGLASS could be persuaded to conse- crate his time and talents to the promotion of the anti-slavery enterprise, a powerful impetus would be given to it, and a stunning blow at the same time inflicted on northern prejudice against a colored complexion.
And there's the old club, getting put into a crate for the Jubilee; by Jove, Bunny, we ought to be there.