This species of snake is not poisonous, and kills its prey by crushing
it to death, making it into a pulpy mass, with scarcely a bone left unbroken, after which it swallows its meal.
This reproach of my dependence had become a vague sing-song in my ear: very painful and crushing
, but only half intelligible.
he continued, crushing
his nails into his palms, and grinding his teeth to subdue the maxillary convulsions.
Her chest had dropped, so that she stooped; and her voice had dropped, so that she spoke low, and with a dead lull upon her; altogether, she had the appearance of having dropped, body and soul, within and without, under the weight of a crushing
And how hard it was to talk to him, without crushing
some flower of his fancy or casting doubt upon his dreams.
Years ago, when I was a boy," said Dorian Gray, crushing
the flower in his hand, "you met me, flattered me, and taught me to be vain of my good looks.
Once or twice he could feel Kala Nag and all the others surge forward a few strides, and the thumping would change to the crushing
sound of juicy green things being bruised, but in a minute or two the boom of feet on hard earth began again.
We had hardly time to draw a breath of relief before the other rock fell with a mighty crash right in the midst of our luckless vessel, smashing it into a thousand fragments, and crushing
, or hurling into the sea, passengers and crew.
Feeling himself so smitten, he imagined himself slain or badly wounded for certain, and recollecting his liquor he drew out his flask, and putting it to his mouth began to pour the contents into his stomach; but ere he had succeeded in swallowing what seemed to him enough, there came another almond which struck him on the hand and on the flask so fairly that it smashed it to pieces, knocking three or four teeth and grinders out of his mouth in its course, and sorely crushing
two fingers of his hand.
But scarcely had the first spring flowers begun to blossom upon her grave, when he met another crushing
blow in the loss of his father.
It was impossible to force a way without danger of crushing
the sleeping men, women, and even children, who refused to move when the grenadier awoke them.
Suddenly I came to myself and, with that strange instinct which seems ever to prompt me to my duty, I seized the cudgel, which had fallen to the floor at the commencement of the battle, and swinging it with all the power of my earthly arms I crashed it full upon the head of the ape, crushing
his skull as though it had been an eggshell.