Phrases with "fibers"

Rudyard Kipling The elephants had stamped out more room — had stamped the thick grass and juicy cane to trash, the trash into slivers, the slivers into tiny fibers, and the fibers into hard earth. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1894]

Anthony Trollope They are robbed of the sickly shelter by which they have been surrounded; the hot sun strikes the uncovered fibers of the roots, and the poor, solitary invalid languishes, and at last dies. North America by Anthony Trollope

Guy de Maupassant Then seized by the contagion of her grief, César began to weep, too, and as tears always soften the fibers of the heart, he bent over Emile whose forehead was close to his own mouth, and kissed him. Hautot Senior and Hautot Junior (Hautot père et fils) by Guy de Maupassant [1889]

Jules Verne This ladder was manufactured with extreme care, and its uprights, formed of the twisted fibers of a species of cane, had the strength of a thick cable. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

Jules Verne This was the “hibiscus heterophyllus,” which furnishes fibers of such remarkable tenacity that they have been compared to the tendons of animals. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]

The weakest voice entered into the circular fibers of the nails in such a way that, thanks to his industriousness, the philosopher above could hear the drone of our insects below perfectly. Micromégas by Voltaire [1752]

Olaf Stapledon However incomprehensible their basic mental fibers and the patterns into which these were woven, in one respect all these beings came fleetingly within my comprehension. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Jules Verne The manufacture of a hand-saw cost infinite trouble, but at last an instrument was obtained which, when vigorously handled, could divide the ligneous fibers of the wood. The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne [1874]