replied Barbicane, stamping
with his foot as if he was in a fencing saloon; "I do not know.
Now at last we have good tidings," he said, at once forgetting the stamping
of the fire, "and now shall my eyes behold that Lily whom my hand has longed to pluck.
And then all of a sudden he broke out in a great flame of anger, stamping
with his foot, brandishing the cane, and carrying on (as the maid described it) like a madman.
The lieutenant had taken up the glass and examined the horizon steadfastly, going and coming, stamping
his foot and showing more nervous agitation than his superior officer.
I know that you will very likely be angry with me for that, and will begin shouting and stamping
The running of the horses that have broken loose; the snorting, stamping
, and rearing of those which remain fast; the howling of dogs; the yelling of Indians; the scampering of white men, and red men, with their guns; the overturning of lodges, and trampling of fires by the horses; the flashes of the fires, lighting up forms of men and steeds dashing through the gloom, altogether make up one of the wildest scenes of confusion imaginable.
The night humours of the town descended from the street to the waterside in the still watches of the night: larrikins rushing down in bands to settle some quarrel by a stand-up fight, away from the police, in an indistinct ring half hidden by piles of cargo, with the sounds of blows, a groan now and then, the stamping
of feet, and the cry of "Time
Then the rhythmic stamping
of the thick shoes would have been better than any drums.
Timidity, therefore, confined her observation of the appearances which we have described to stoles glances; but, as the stamping
of feet was now becoming less frequent, and even the coughing, and other little preliminaries of a congregation settling themselves down into reverential attention, were ceasing, she felt emboldened to look around her.
Dairyman Crick was discovered stamping
about the house.
It was what Jotham called a sour morning for work, and the horses, shivering and stamping
under their wet blankets, seemed to like it as little as the men.
repeated the king, stamping
upon the ground with his foot.