Phrases with "equipment"

He examined the equipment of every soldier; assured himself of the health and soundness of every horse. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Sinclair Lewis He felt helpless without the equipment of Zenith General, its nurses and Angus Duers sure advice. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

G. K. Chesterton When we have stated these we have really stated the full intellectual equipment with which he started his literary life. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

I remember taking stock of my equipment and laughing at the humour of it. Prester John by John Buchan

Leon Trotsky Very often they had not enough telephone equipment even for their own intercommunication, and would then succumb to hopelessness. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Abraham Merri He had carried with him unusually complete equipment for the work he had expected to do and which, he hoped, would be his monument. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

They travelled lightly, carrying, except for the clothing they wore, only camping equipment for two. The Slayer of Souls by Robert W. Chambers [1920]

H. G. Wells I could have built up the full equipment of a professor of zoology upon the basis I had secured, if I had been free to take my own where I could find it. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Sir Walter Scott And to the more prudent their scanty numbers, apparent deficiency in discipline, and poverty of equipment seemed certain tokens of the calamitous termination of their rash undertaking. Waverley by Sir Walter Scott [1829]

Andrew Lang Then we have two American anecdotes by Dr. Flint and Mr. Rush; and such is Sir William Hamilton’s equipment of odd facts for discussing the unconscious or subconscious. The Making of Religion by Andrew Lang

H. G. Wells But quite dreadfully he sounded my equipment with me and showed me the emptiness of my stores. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

T. E. Lawrence The equipment of the raiding parties should aim at simplicity; with, nevertheless, a technical superiority over the Turks in the critical department. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Ralph Waldo Emerson He wants an equipment of means and tools proper to his talent. The Conduct of Life by Ralph Waldo Emerson [1860]

Our equipment for sport consisted of a tomahawk and a grass-tree spear so frail that any of the mullet could have swum off with it without inconvenience. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

H.P. Lovecraft As we advanced we occasionally looked down at the snow and ice of the land route, wondering whether we could have attempted the trip with the simpler equipment of earlier days. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Arthur Conan Doyle Monmouth will start in a few weeks, when his equipment is finished and the weather favourable. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

Frances Hodgson Burnett She had not been aware that Lord Coombe and Mademoiselle Valle had directed and discussed her training as if it had been that of a young royal person whose equipment must be a flawless thing. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

Willa Cather Couldn’t they carry the officers’ equipment on the march? No, they were too buggy; they might relieve the sanitary squad. One of Ours by Willa Cather [1922]

He needs no dungeon keeps and monkish cells to play about in—not he! He demands no rag nor bone nor clank of chain of his old equipment to start on his career. The Imperishable Ghost by Dorothy Scarborough [1921]

For, after all, he had brought me out loaded with sporting equipment under a promise of shooting. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers [1903]

Kenneth Grahame By the others my equipment was fully recognized. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Rudyard Kipling It keeps the mass of the men between twenty-five, say, and thirty-five moderately fit, and gives the Armity an excuse for having more equipment ready — in case of emergencies. Traffics and Discoveries by Rudyard Kipling [1904]

Rudyard Kipling But you was talking about your horse guards now?’ I explained briefly some peculiarities of equipment connected with our crackest crack cavalry. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Olaf Stapledon For any particular person, with particular equipment and in particular circumstances, the direction will be something much more concrete and limited. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

My equipment was a good English pig-skin side-saddle with ordinary stirrup; three pairs of laced wallaby-skin shoes; three habits, a felt hat, three pairs of riding gloves, and plenty of fly veiling. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

Sir Gerald Strickland, then Governor of West Australia, showed a deep personal interest in the expedition, and his wife, Lady Edeline, supplemented my equipment with a medicine chest. The Passing of the Aborigines by Daisy Bates [1938]

But he beckoned to one of his knights, who hastened away and returned, bringing Concobar’s own shield and spears and the sword out of the Tayta Brac, where they were kept, an equipment in reserve. Irish Fairy Tales by edited by W. B. Yeats

H. G. Wells There’s something to be said for an army with an all-British equipment out and out. The Autocracy of Mr. Parham by H. G. Wells [1930]

John Galsworthy Perfect, isn’t she — in her way?” “Yes,” and her eyes added: ‘Don’t run her down!’ “Marvellous equipment and control. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Sir Walter Scott Fame magnified their numbers and their high state of equipment and discipline, and spread abroad other circumstances, which dismayed the courage of the insurgents. Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott [1816]

They haven’t the mental equipment for leisure, the money nor the physical equipment for pleasure. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Stephen Lucius Gwynn In the first place, it should be remarked that Moore, with an equipment for the business which might have made any fortune-hunter envious, never showed the least inclination to marry for money. Thomas Moore by Stephen Lucius Gwynn [1905]

Isabella Bird The externals of this strange equipment consisted of an oiled calico hood, a garment like a carter’s frock, a pair of blue worsted stockings, and a pair of India-rubber shoes much too large for me. The Englishwoman in America by Isabella Bird [1856]

Rudyard Kipling See here, little love, I’ve one notion and Jack has another, but we are both agreed that all this equipment is about thirty pounds too heavy. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Nathaniel Hawthorne His equipment is a drab greatcoat, a hat covered with an oil-cloth, top-boots, an umbrella in one hand and a small portmanteau in the other. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Mark Twain Their equipment was as inferior to the Strasburg clock, but that is the only differencethere is no frontier. What is Man? and other essays by Mark Twain

George Gissing A few minutes more, and the equipment was completed. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

Henry James It is part of the intellectual equipment of the Anglo–Saxon visitor to Rome, and is read by every English-speaking traveller who arrives there, who has been there, or who expects to go. Hawthorne by Henry James [1879]

H. G. Wells The struggle to blend technical equipment with a carefully cherished illiteracy, an intact oafishness about fundamental things, has been well sustained. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Joseph Furphy I had camped at dusk on the previous evening; and the equipment of my two horses, with other impedimenta, was lying about. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

A pair of thick nailed boots and a flannel shirt and collar completed the equipment of the sportsman. Huntingtower by John Buchan [1922]

H. G. Wells Their equipment was miserable. The Dream by H. G. Wells [1924]

Arthur Conan Doyle My brain, my reading, my experience — in fact, my whole unique equipment — were to be condensed into that epoch-making volume. The Poison Belt by Arthur Conan Doyle [1913]

T. E. Lawrence They had technical equipment enough to paralyse the enemy’s communications. Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence [1926]

Edith Wharton No equipment could more thoroughly have unfitted the modern youth for getting on: it hardly needed the scribbled pages on the desk to complete the hopelessness of Ralph Marvell’s case. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

H. G. Wells The second hour found him examining the equipment of the car with great particularity. The War in the Air by H. G. Wells [1908]

Rudyard Kipling Everything in a soldier’s equipment is important, and if we can improve that equipment, so much the better for the soldiers and for us. Soldiers Three by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle Their equipment is, of course, much lighter, since they are without the cuirass, back-plate, and helmet. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Willa Cather She had, of course, to borrow her equipment from Mrs. Foley, and toiled up the long flights, dragging mop and pail and broom. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

H. G. Wells When they cannot exclude it altogether they will try compromises, they will try to cut down the share of time and equipment conceded to it, to a minimum. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

He ordered a quantity of equipment for the new engineering school and the physical laboratory at Adelaide University, and discovered that there was a sizable discount for cash. The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

The observation of a king is faultless—it is proved a thousand times over in the tales, and this king’s equipment was as royal as the next. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

And here are clothes and equipment for the journey, all ready. Lost Horizon by James Hilton

Leon Trotsky When he left Russia, he was already in possession of a full theoretical equipment and of a solid store of revolutionary experience. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Olaf Stapledon The common purpose of the married couple is chiefly the maintenance of the community itself; though the raising and equipment of children is a purpose which comes under both categories. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Rudyard Kipling But you was talking about your Horse Guards now?” I explained briefly some peculiarities of equipment connected with our crackest crack cavalry. American Notes by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

In the foreground are the several pieces of equipment that have been developed for the alpha-particle experiments (photograph 23). The Bragg Family in Adelaide by John Jenkin

Theodore Dreiser He saw through the mental equipment of the jury at once. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells But there was an unalterable difference not only in our mental equipment and habits, but in our nervous reactions. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

H. G. Wells The equipment and building were better, the discipline of the children was better, and I saw some excellent teaching in progress. Russia in the Shadows by H. G. Wells

Leon Trotsky His political horizon is restricted, his theoretical equipment primitive. My Life by Leon Trotsky

He was extremely modest, and the loftiness of his ideals of accuracy and completeness of treatment led him to shrink from tasks which men of far slighter equipment might have carried out with success. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

Edgar Rice Burroughs Then I took a piece of the rope that constituted a part of my equipment and made a leash for him. Pellucidar by Edgar Rice Burroughs [1923]

Olaf Stapledon The theory of Logical Positivism is one which I discuss with great diffidence, for I came upon it late in life, and have not the equipment to judge it authoritatively. Philosophy and Living by Olaf Stapledon [1939]

Olaf Stapledon I must begin by speaking of the biological equipment of the Other Men. Their animal nature was at bottom much like ours. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

H. G. Wells Quite apart from its unsubstantial equipment and the lack of time, my mind had not the strength and calibre to do so much original exploration as was needed to get near to what was going on. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

George Gissing Nor did the equipment of the room differ greatly from what is usual in middle-class houses. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

He had drawn upon the absent ranchman’s equipment to replace his own ragged attire. Roads of Destiny by O. Henry [1909]