Then they flew away to the gardens, and soon, high up among the tree-tops, or under the broad leaves, sat the Elves in little groups, taking their breakfast of fruit and pure fresh dew; while the bright-winged birds came fearlessly among them, pecking the same ripe berries, and dipping
their little beaks in the same flower-cups, and the Fairies folded their arms lovingly about them, smoothed their soft bosoms, and gayly sang to them.
I am dipping
a biscuit in a glass of Spanish wine; do the same.
Orpheus thrummed away briskly, and the galley slid at once into the sea, dipping
her prow so deeply that the figure-head drank the wave with its marvelous lips, and rising again as buoyant as a swan.
The solemn thundering combers caught her up from astern, passed her with a fierce boiling up of foam level with the bulwarks, swept on ahead with a swish and a roar: and the little vessel, dipping
her jib-boom into the tumbling froth, would go on running in a smooth, glassy hollow, a deep valley between two ridges of the sea, hiding the horizon ahead and astern.
Poyser, reaching a small white basin that stood on the shelf, and dipping
it into the whey-tub, "the smell o' bread's sweet t' everybody but the baker.
Sometimes he might be seen, with his whole body fairly reeking with the perfumed oil of the nut, looking as if he had just emerged from a soap-boiler's vat, or had undergone the process of dipping
in a tallow-chandlery.
After a moment passed in dipping
the ladle full, and then raising it on high, as the thick rich fluid fell back into the kettle, he suddenly gave it a whirl, as if to cool what yet remained, and offered the bowl to Mr.
The Canadian waters are vocal with these little French chansons, that have been echoed from mouth to mouth and transmitted from father to son, from the earliest days of the colony; and it has a pleasing effect, in a still golden summer evening, to see a batteau gliding across the bosom of a lake and dipping
its oars to the cadence of these quaint old ditties, or sweeping along in full chorus on a bright sunny morning, down the transparent current of one of the Canada rivers.
But, intrinsically, he had slight esteem for "those dead but sceptred spirits"; having qualified himself for forming an independent opinion by reading Potter's AEschylus, and dipping
into Francis's Horace.
a brush into a clot of red paint, she drew a great horizontal daub across her unfinished picture.
7000 feet, dipping
our beam to an incoming Washington packet.
murmured the letter-writer, dipping
a reed in the inkstand.