"I have hit an ash twig
at forty yards," said Little John.
Slowly the lion rose, and as he rose, a twig
snapped beneath one of his great, padded paws.
In place of his former somewhat elephantine method of progression he adopted a species of shuffle which had excellent results, for it enabled him to brush twigs
away instead of stepping flatfootedly on them.
So, instead of casting about among the trees for fallen twigs
, I began leaping up and dragging down branches.
against it we placed in a sloping direction a number of the half decayed boughs that were strewn about, and covering the whole with twigs
and leaves, awaited the morning's light beneath such shelter as it afforded.
The frame was of poles and willow twigs
, on which were stretched five elk and buffalo hides, sewed together with sinews, and the seams payed with unctuous mud.
He broke off twigs
and small branches and flung them down upon our enemies.
He broke a twig
from a bush, dipped it into a pool of blood and wrote rapidly.
For when the dead-leaf butterfly is in danger, it clings to the side of a twig
, and what it says to its foe is practically this: "I am not a butterfly, I am a dead leaf, and can be of no use to thee." This is a lie which is good to the butterfly, for it preserves it.
Now, I saw the damp lying on the bare hedges and spare grass, like a coarser sort of spiders' webs; hanging itself from twig
and blade to blade.
He looked at the forest on the bank of the stream, saw the individual trees, the leaves and the veining of each leaf -- he saw the very insects upon them: the locusts, the brilliant bodied flies, the gray spiders stretching their webs from twig
'Now, child,' said he to his own daughter, 'what will you have?' 'The first twig
, dear father, that brushes against your hat when you turn your face to come homewards,' said she.