The moment she moved her head, her attention was claimed by a pair of tremulous gouty old hands
, offering her a grouse pie, profusely sprinkled with truffles.
Then all the old hands
remembered that a certain dry mead, into which a few of the cows had been admitted of late, had, in years gone by, spoilt the butter in the same way.
There they await the onslaught, the inexperienced ones clutching their revolvers and treading on twigs, but the old hands
sleeping tranquilly until just before the dawn.
"I think so, too," said her ladyship, crossing her handsome old hands
resolutely on her lap.
Kutuzov, with his uniform unbuttoned so that his fat neck bulged over his collar as if escaping, was sitting almost asleep in a low chair, with his podgy old hands
resting symmetrically on its arms.
The little old priest in his ecclesiastical cap, with his long silvery-gray locks of hair parted behind his ears, was fumbling with something at the lectern, putting out his little old hands
from under the heavy silver vestment with the gold cross on the back of it.
My old eyes have seen them--ay, and those old hands
touched them too; for I have helped her, scores of times.'
It was past seven o'clock at night when the grand- mother came home with the pocket-book held tightly in her old hands
and she was so excited she could scarcely speak.
You old hands
got so wise, that a child cannot cough, or sneeze, but you see desperation and ruin at hand.
He choked and gulped and suddenly tears ran down his weather-wrinkled cheeks as he struck his old hands
I devoted a considerable amount of attention to the subject at one time, and was getting on, as I thought, fairly well; but the old hands
told me that I should never be any real good at it, and advised me to give it up.
BOMB disposal experts have destroyed an old hand
grenade found in a canal.