But to us such different responses are impossible: we can merely apply the word
By a current or proper word
I mean one which is in general use among a people; by a strange word
, one which is in use in another country.
To continue with the German genders: a tree is male, its buds are female, its leaves are neuter; horses are sexless, dogs are male, cats are female--tomcats included, of course; a person's mouth, neck, bosom, elbows, fingers, nails, feet, and body are of the male sex, and his head is male or neuter according to the word
selected to signify it, and NOT according to the sex of the individual who wears it--for in Germany all the women either male heads or sexless ones; a person's nose, lips, shoulders, breast, hands, and toes are of the female sex; and his hair, ears, eyes, chin, legs, knees, heart, and conscience haven't any sex at all.
How the printed words
made us forget the world in which we live, and carried us away to a wonderland,
She had protected him like a lioness when the big puarka (which, in Jerry's vocabulary, along with grunts and squeals, was the combination of sound, or word
, for "pig") had tried to devour him where he was cornered under the high-piled plantation house.
I am not a betting man, but I am prepared to bet you a hundred pounds to one that you have made your last communication with the outside world until I say the word
Miss Dunross silently wrote the opening lines of the letter, and waited for the words
that were to follow.
Raffles, and I did not know about you, and there was something I longed to tell you about him, something I could not tell you in a minute in the street, or indeed by word
of mouth at all.
But he had begun talking, and the more he talked the less could he control his words
His text was from the words
, 'Joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.
And let me ask what you mean by those words
'left' and 'right'.
My programme was no drink in the morning; first drink- time came with the completion of my thousand words