At this a score of idlers reached him their staves--being ready enough to see another man have his head cracked, even if they wished to save their own--and he took the stoutest and heaviest of all.
"'Tis he that hath but now so soundly cracked the crown of Eric of Lincoln," was the reply.
At this, one would nudge another with his elbow, saying, "Go thou, Ned!" or "Go thou, Thomas!" but no lad cared to gain a cracked crown for nothing.
Then Eric stepped back to gather his wits, while a great shout went up and all were glad that Nottingham had cracked Lincoln's crown; and thus ended the first bout of the game.
"Who is yon stranger clad all in scarlet?" said some, and others answered, "It is he that hath but now so soundly cracked the crown of Eric o' Lincoln." Thus the people talked among themselves, until at last it reached even the Sheriff's ears.
Then King Frost sprang to and fro in front of her, questioning her, and getting only rude, rough words in reply, till at last he got very angry, and cracked
his fingers, and gnashed his teeth, and froze her to death.
"Oh, my head isn't cracked
in the least," declared Jack, more cheerfully.
When the oat-spry horse had hedged a little his first spurt of speed Jerry broke the lid of his cab and called down through the aperture in the voice of a cracked
megaphone, trying to please:
And with these cracked
words he finally departed, leaving me, for the moment, in no small wonderment at his frantic impudence.
Yesterday, parts of the road linking Bayan Lepas to Balik Pulau were cracked
after a heavy bout of rain and the side lane has since been closed to traffic.
Therefore, in this study, the tests for cracked
rock mass at different inclination angles under uniaxial compression and different confining pressures and pore pressures under triaxial compression were designed by RFPA software to analyze the relationship between failure characteristics and permeation evolution.
 dug deep into the damage mechanisms of cracks under seepage pressure and established a damage mechanics model of cracked
rocks and the evolution equation of crack tip stress intensity factor under both compression-shear stress field and the seepage field.