Phrases with "inserted"

Virginia Woolf He had just inserted his head in the opening and was taking stock of the high brown roof and was getting used to the cool brown light when two other people came past outside on the turf. Monday or Tuesday by Virginia Woolf [1921]

Theodore Dreiser Therefore a clause to that effect had to be inserted in the enabling ordinance. The Financier by Theodore Dreiser

Andrew Lang As Scott says, “by Percy words were altered, phrases improved, and whole verses were inserted or omitted at pleasure. Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang [1910]

Some argue that the extra spacing that’s inserted to achieve this can be a distraction for the eye, therefore reducing comprehension. The Design and Construction of eBooks by Steve Thomas [2015]

William Henry Bragg A layer of the gas is included between two very thin sheets of celloidin and inserted across the path of the α particle at various FIG. 25 (Taylor.) I. Ionisation curve in air. Studies in Radioactivity by William Henry Bragg [1912]

Elizabeth Von Arnim Mr. Wilkins inserted the cushion solicitously between the slightly raised Mrs. Fisher and the stone of the parapet, and again she had to say “Thanks.” It was interrupted. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

The other tremulously inserted the pipe of rye-straw and sucked. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Anthony Trollope In a tale which he wrote he inserted a dialogue which he took from Swift, and took without any acknowledgment. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Elizabeth Gaskell But how? They themselves abounded in thought, power, and information; but these are qualifications scarcely fit to be inserted in a prospectus. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

They possess the golden socket in which stood the cross of our Lord whilst the Latins are obliged to content themselves with the apertures in which were inserted the crosses of the two thieves. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

Jack London He inserted his hand and drew out a heavy Colt’s revolver. Lost Face by Jack London

When that didn’t seem to help, he inserted his little finger and scratched the bird’s testicles. The Day of the Locust by Nathanael Wes

Edgar Allan Poe A letter may be compressed into a thin spiral roll, not differing much in shape or bulk from a large knitting-needle, and in this form it might be inserted into the rung of a chair, for example. The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe

William Morris The borders in this book were only used once again, in the Jason. A Note to the Reader printed on a slip in the Golden type was inserted in each copy. The Art and Craft of Printing by William Morris [1902]

Sigmund Freud When, therefore, this element had been inserted into the dream-situation which had already been established, the account might have run: ‘Mother wanted to stop and save her jewellery. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]

And then her mother came in and assured her he had only inserted that advertisement to keep her in his power. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Tobias Smolle In the late war, I inserted in my evening paper, a paragraph that came by the post, reflecting upon the behaviour of a certain regiment in battle. The Expedition of Humphry Clinker by Tobias Smolle

Anthony Trollope Massachusetts Avenue runs the whole length of the city, and is inserted on the maps as a full-blown street, about four miles in length. North America by Anthony Trollope

George Gissing When she had sobbed herself into quiet once more, she sought a volume of the Gospels, inserted her forefinger between the pages at random, and anxiously regarded the passage thus chosen. Veranilda by George Gissing [1903]

Larose inserted the key, the padlock opened, and the bolt was slipped back. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

George Gissing My father has written to The Times about it, and his letter will probably be inserted tomorrow. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

She inserted a poisoned sting by way of postscript. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Wilkie Collins It proved to be the letter from Nugent (already inserted at the close of Lucilla’s Journal), informing Miss Batchford of her niece’s flight from Ramsgate, and signed in Oscar’s name. Poor Miss Finch by Wilkie Collins [1872]

Leslie Stephen He hacked and hewed right and left; omitted, compressed, rearranged, and occasionally inserted additions of his own devising. Alexander Pope by Leslie Stephen [1880]

There was also a deep hole where a crowbar had evidently been inserted in a final effort to lift up the flag. The Hidden Door by Arthur Gask [1934]

Thomas Hardy Behind his back he was called “Wide-oh,” on account of his reputation; to his face “Mr.” Fall. The hedge of his garden formed an arch over the entrance, and a door was inserted as in a wall. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

In addition to these, a filling of tin amalgam had been inserted while the deceased was abroad, in the second left upper bicuspid, the rather gray spot that we have already noticed. The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman [1911]

Henry Handel Richardson At length, heaving another sigh, he inserted his penknife and neatly slit it. Two Tales of Old Strasbourg by Henry Handel Richardson

Edward Jenner Variolous matter was inserted into both his arms: in the right, by means of superficial incisions, and into the left by slight punctures into the cutis. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

Aaron inserted the key; then, before turning it, he looked round and said, “Henry thinks that your ownership of a particular pack of our gipsy cards may make you peculiarly interested in . The Greater Trumps by Charles Williams

Anthony Trollope It would suffice that Tallowax should be inserted among others. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Willa Cather When Thea Kronborg entered quietly and slipped into a seat, he nodded, finished his paragraph, inserted a bookmark, and rose to put the book back into the case. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

British is inserted in imitation of our idols, the Greeks; they adored redundancy. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Arthur Morrison He listened for a moment with his ear at this hole, and then, with infinite precaution, inserted his finger, and lifted the latch. The Hole in the Wall by Arthur Morrison

Edward Jenner Wishing to see the effects of the disease on an infant newly born, my nephew, Mr. Henry Jenner, at my request, inserted the vaccine virus into the arm of a child about twenty hours old. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

It is found in great plenty up and down throughout Guiana. A piece of hard wood about nine inches long is inserted into the end of the reed, and fastened with cotton well waxed. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Gustave Flauber Phoenician colonies like Carthage, they were self-governing, and always had clauses inserted in the treaties concluded by the Republic to distinguish them from the latter. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

The native words inserted into the text are for the most part given with unusual correctness, and the carping criticism which would correct them sadly requires correction itself. Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo by Richard F. Burton [1876]

Francis Bacon The lowered glass, before being inserted into the other, must be heated before a fire in its upper part, that is its belly. The New Organon by Francis Bacon [1620]

Washington Irving The writer of this memoir visited it not many years since on a literary pilgrimage, and may be excused for repeating a description of it which he has heretofore inserted in another publication. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Richard Burton The “Nakhwali,” as he is called, opens the female flower, and having inserted the inverted male blossom, binds them together: this operation is performed, as in Egypt, upon each cluster. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

George Borrow My companion again inserted their heads in the corn-bags, and, leaving the animals to discuss their corn, returned with me to the dingle, where we found the kettle boiling. The Romany Rye by George Borrow

We inserted advertisements in the papers, but with no more luck than before. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

H.P. Lovecraft As I ceased poring over this incredible document I saw that the light of my torch was beginning to fail, hence quickly inserted the extra battery I always had with me. The Shadow Out of Time by H.P. Lovecraft [1935]

Anthony Trollope Here Tifto found the nail inserted into the very cleft of the frog of the near fore-foot, and so inserted that he could not extract it till the farrier came. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Henry James He was always trying to find out what was “going in”; he would have liked to go in himself, bodily, and, failing in this, he hoped to get advertisements inserted gratis. The Bostonians by Henry James [1886]

Taking advantage of my proximity to the box, I inserted in the keyhole a small morsel of wax which for some minutes past I had been warming in my hand. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

Guy de Maupassant I inserted my key into the lock, and went in with a candle in my hand. He? (Lui?) by Guy de Maupassant [1883]

When Fouquet had satisfied himself that Baisemeaux had reached the bottom of the staircase, he inserted the key in the first lock. The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas [1850]

Andrew Lang Passages of this kind would never be inserted by late poets, who had neither the knowledge of, nor any interest in, the subjects. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Henry James He had been watching, once, during some brief argument, to see whether she would take her forefinger out of her Murray, into which she had inserted it to keep a certain page. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Leave that alone!” Cheshire’s eyes never left his adversary’s face but with his left hand he inserted the key and turned it. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

But these breaks are imaginary, and might have been inserted anywhere, after intervals long enough to allow the accumulation of a considerable amount of divergent variation. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Henry James And her uttered words, meanwhile, were different enough from those he might have inserted between the lines of her already-spoken. The Golden Bowl by Henry James [1904]

Guy de Maupassan The next day, when you had made your little cakes; I opened them with a knife and inserted the glass. A Sister’s Confession by Guy de Maupassan

The poison was inserted into the leg of another, round which a bandage had been previously tied a little above the place where the wourali was introduced. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

Wilkie Collins Mr. Camp drew out an advertisement to be inserted in the Glasgow newspapers. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

One leaf was watched, and the hook remained open for thirty-three days; but during the last week the tip had curled so much inwards that only a very thin twig could have been inserted within it. The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants by Charles Darwin

He inserted his hand in my breast pocket, from which he took my precious white rose and all the letters it contained, among which was a paper of some consequence to me. The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu

George Gissing Earwaker received an admirable photograph, which he inserted in his album with a curious sense of satisfaction. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Jeremy Bentham They would take up too much room were they to be inserted here. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham

Arnold Bennett Old Hans brought it tenderly in its wicker cradle, inserted the corkscrew with mathematical precision, and drew the cork, which he offered for his master’s inspection. The Grand Babylon Hotel by Arnold Bennett [1902]

But her husband had no influence with managers or newspapers, not enough to get a puff paragraph inserted in the lowest of the little journals. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Either I have actually seen kingfishers there, or my father has described them so accurately to me that he inserted them into my memory. The New Machiavelli by Herbert George Wells [1911]

Bram Stoker Lady Arabella took from her girdle another small key, which she inserted in a keyhole in the centre of a massive lock. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

H. G. Wells A new quality of human being was being inserted into the fabric of human life, ‘one here, one there’. Star-Begotten by H. G. Wells [1937]

Andrew Lang This fragment was very cleverly inserted in a presumed lacuna. Books and Bookmen by Andrew Lang

I used a disinfectant before I inserted the needle. The Poisoned Goblet by Arthur Gask [1935]

Now neither Coan purples nor sparkling jewels restore those years, which winged time has inserted in the public annals. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Washington Irving This was ultimately set at rest by Johnson himself, who marked with a pencil all the verses he had contributed, nine in number, inserted toward the conclusion, and by no means the best in the poem. The Life of Oliver Goldsmith by Washington Irving [1840]

Anthony Trollope I think that the name of the author does tend to honesty, and that the knowledge that it will be inserted adds much to the author’s industry and care. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Maurevel inserted the key Catharine had given him into the lock, and leaving two men at the outer door, as had been agreed on, he entered the antechamber with the four others. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

I cannot but have the vanity to think they might as well have inserted what I send them, gratis, as many things I have since seen in their papers. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

Then, very slowly still, he inserted the key in the lock and pulled the door ajar. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Henry Handel Richardson She had placed her foot in the opening of the door, and now, by a skilful movement, inserted herself bodily into the passage. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Theodore Dreiser It was understood that the old bridges over State, Dearborn, and Clark streets should be put in repair or removed; but there was “a joker” inserted elsewhere which nullified this. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

As in a dream I picked out a key from the bunch he handed me, and inserted it in the safe, then I inserted one of my own, and in two seconds the safe door swung back. The Shadow of Larose by Arthur Gask [1930]

Nellie Bly The key was inserted in the lock and turned. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Edgar Allan Poe He was playing at ‘puff the dart,’ which is played with a long needle inserted in some worsted, and blown at a target through a tin tube. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

His name was inserted in the first draft of the commission without his express consent, and he appears, as we can well understand, to have accepted the office only with extreme reluctance. Locke by Thomas Fowler [1880]

George Reed was at work in the front garden, digging; though it was getting almost too dark to see where he inserted the spade. Hester Reed’s Pills by Ellen Wood [1874]

Anthony Trollope Mr Slide’s blood was running high with virtuous indignation against our hero as he inserted those last cruel words as to the choice of an obscure but honest profession. Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope

A paragraph recording this incident was duly inserted in the newspapers. Daniel Defoe by William Minto [1879]

This he split at the top and in the cleft inserted an old letter envelope covered with an intricate system of pencil tracks. Tales of Soldiers and Civilians by Ambrose Bierce

E. T. A. Hoffmann Doubtless it would not be disagreeable to the indulgent reader to have the history of what had taken place between the stranger lady and the young lawyer inserted here as an episodical novella. Master Johannes Wacht by E. T. A. Hoffmann

George Meredith Sir Meeson Corby inserted a word of Bull French out of place from time to time. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

John Galsworthy She took them with her right hand, inserted them into the bag, and still holding it with her concealed left hand, arose. Maid in Waiting by John Galsworthy

Edward Jenner This I have often inserted into scratches made with a lancet, on the sound nipples of cows, and have seen no other effects from it than simple inflamation. On Vaccination Against Smallpox by Edward Jenner

Anthony Trollope Stipulations had been made by Frank on her behalf, and this had been inserted among them. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Tobias Smolle It rises in the Cevennes, and the sand of it produces gold, as we learn from Mr. Reaumur, in his essay on this subject, inserted in the French Memoirs, for the year 1718. Travels through France and Italy by Tobias Smolle

William Makepeace Thackeray They are as well dressed as Frenchwomen, and incomparably handsomer; and if ever this book reaches a 30th edition, and I can find out better words to express admiration, they shall be inserted here. The Irish Sketch Book by William Makepeace Thackeray [1843]

In all quarters of the world the septum, and more rarely the wings of the nose are pierced; rings, sticks, feathers, and other ornaments being inserted into the boles. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

William Dampier This place therefore being upon all these accounts so valuable, and withal so little known, I have here inserted a draft of it, which I took during our stay there. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

Then they heard footsteps crossing the room and the noise of a key being inserted in another lock. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

He opened a flap at the side, for a moment there was a streak of comforting white luminance from within, then he inserted something, slid it slowly in — and closed the flap. Unseen - Unfeared by Francis Stevens

Arthur Morrison The key was inserted in the lock and turned, but the door would not open; the bolt was fastened at the bottom. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

Arthur Morrison Then he inserted his fingers in the gap he had made and firmly but slowly tore the hard bread into two pieces. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

He did so, and came into the yard, where Gimblett inserted the iron-wood gag in his mouth. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Arnold Bennett And then there was the little “breakfast-room,” inserted into the plan of the house between the hall and the kitchen. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

Willa Cather Between the first and second parts, in this edition, there was inserted the Dies Iræ hymn in full. Obscure Destinies by Willa Cather [1932]

He had heard the sound of a key being inserted in the lock of the door leading into the passage. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

Producing a key from his pocket, he inserted it and made a show of trying to turn it. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

William Henry Hudson Meanwhile, finding my beautiful black and gold stylograph pen inserted in the book, I thought I could not do better than to show him how I wrote. A Crystal Age by William Henry Hudson

Nevertheless he inserted the point of his hanger between the two halves of the door and tried to prize them open. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad [1913]

Ford Madox Ford This desultory, slim bird, obviously Puritan, inserted its thin bill into the dripping that Gunning had put on the shelf for the tom-tits. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Edith Wharton As she opened the paper, her eyes, shrinking from the glaring head-lines, “Widow of Boyne’s Victim Forced to Appeal for Aid,” ran down the column of text to two portraits inserted in it. Tales of Men and Ghosts by Edith Wharton [1910]

Edgar Allan Poe Too many trochees, for example, inserted in an iambic rhythm would convert the latter to a trochaic. The Rationale of Verse by Edgar Allan Poe [1848]

Arthur Conan Doyle Well, James opened the letter and inserted a note asking Arthur to meet him in a little wood called the Ragged Shaw, which is near to the school. The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1904]

Therein he inserted into the wall a strong piece of wood, after the manner of a lintel, to support the brickwork above, while he made his opening below. Ralph Rashleigh by James Tucker

Edgar Allan Poe These latter roofs, of course, needed no support; but as they had the air of needing it, slight and perfectly plain pillars were inserted at the corners alone. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Jack London Its jaws were pried apart to their greatest extension, and a stout stake, sharpened at both ends, was so inserted that when the pries were removed the spread jaws were fixed upon it. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Anthony Trollope On the balustrade, near the figure, there is a small plate inserted in the stone-work and good Catholics, as they pass over the river, put their hands upon the plate, and then kiss their fingers. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

Should my first advertisements fail, my next shall be inserted with a view to discover such a record. Fenton’s Quest by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

Andrew Lang But, according to the prevalent critical theory, we read in the Iliad not only large “expansions” of many dates, but also briefer interpolations inserted by the strolling reciters or rhapsodists. Homer and His Age by Andrew Lang

Then a broomstick was inserted between the hoops for carrying purposes. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Bent into a curve and with a short hook at the end, he inserted it in the keyhole, and, to give himself better purchase, pulled on the handle of the door. The Judgment of Larose by Arthur Gask [1934]

It was still not pitch dark there, but he switched on his small torch as he inserted the long key of the bunch in the keyhole of the safe. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Theodore Dreiser She first tried the door, and then inserted her key. Jennie Gerhardt by Theodore Dreiser

Andrew Lang But, in this process, points of importance might be omitted; and, in certain cases, words from letters of other dates appear to have been inserted by Mr. Froude, to clear up the situation. The Valet’s Tragedy by Andrew Lang

Henry Handel Richardson Rising from the sofa, Mahony inserted himself between blind and window, and peeped out. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

He inserted his fingers gently and drew out a folded envelope. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

Henry Lawson The shelves are not level and the dishes are brought to a comparatively horizontal position by means of chips and bits of bark, inserted under the lower side. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

Elizabeth Gaskell I would have inserted this testimony in the first edition, had I believed that any weight could be attached to an opinion formed on such slight and superficial grounds. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

In the wood there is a small hole, and, when used, the wood is inserted in the mouth, the small hole being the only breathing space. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Sigmund Freud Here a dream may be inserted whose excellent symbolism permitted of interpretation with little assistance from the dreamer: 1 Alfred Robitsek in the Zentralblatt fur Psychoanalyse, ii (1911), p. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Henry Fielding I assure you, all I desire is a reimbursement; and if I can by your means obtain that, the public may —;” concluding with a phrase too coarse to be inserted in a history of this kind. The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild The Great by Henry Fielding

These things he should rather have written and recorded, than have inserted Aminocles’s killing of his son. Essays and Miscellanies by Plutarch

Edgar Allan Poe In its nether extremity were inserted two kegs, which seemed to answer all the purposes of legs. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Let Curll have once inserted the narrow end of the wedge, he would soon have driven it home. Pope by Thomas De Quincey

Guy de Maupassan I inserted my key into the lock, and went into the apartment with a candle in my hand. “The Terror” by Guy de Maupassan

Edgar Allan Poe This gate is inserted in the lofty wall; which here appears to cross the river at right angles. Tales of Natural Beauty by Edgar Allan Poe

Robert Audley remembered the advertisements which he had caused to be inserted in the Melbourne and Sydney papers. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Into this drawing-room suite were inserted thirty tons of powder, ten barrels of nitro-glycerine, and a woman’s temper. Cobwebs from an Empty Skull by Ambrose Bierce [1874]

Ford Madox Ford She inserted a sheet of the paper between the two frames and then hung the whole on a piece of picture wire that depended from the roof-tree beneath the thatch. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

Arnold Bennett Edwin’s conscience seemed to be getting ready to hint that he ought not to go to London. “I say, Mag,” he said quietly, as he inserted his stick in the umbrella-stand. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Charles Dickens He was an old man of a swollen character of face, and his nose was immoveably hitched up on one side, as if by a little hook inserted in that nostril. The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices by Charles Dickens [1857]

John Lewis Burckhard Several beautiful sculptured friezes are inserted in the wall, but I was unable to discover from whence they had been taken; in front of the door stand four columns. Travels in Syria and the Holy Land by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope They attended concerts at Buckingham Palace. Once a year they gave a dinner-party which was inserted in the “Morning Post.” On such occasions at least one Cabinet Minister always graced the board. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Arnold Bennett And instantly, when she inserted herself between the exposed face of the wardrobe and its door, she was precipitated into the most secret intimacy of her mother’s existence. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Thomas Hardy Having now stripped clear about two feet area of wall, he inserted a crowbar between the joints of the bricks beneath, softly wriggling it until several were loosened. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

Coming where it does, the joke inserted about the Board of Agriculture is rather like the gambol of a rhinoceros trying to imitate the curvettings of a thoroughbred horse. Sir Walter Scott by Richard H. Hutton [1878]

Arnold Bennett Big James inserted the sheet of paper, with gentle and fine movements. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Bram Stoker Have all your arms! Be ready!” He held up a warning hand as he spoke, for we all could hear a key softly inserted in the lock of the hall door. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Edgar Allan Poe Moreover, it is inserted in at least five or six of the daily papers of the day, while in point of time, it makes its appearance only a few hours after the original. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Jules Verne Gallia’s path, extending beyond the orbit of Jupiter, lay clearly defined before their eyes, the progress along the orbit and the solar distances being inserted for each month separately. Off on a Comet by Jules Verne [1877]

Lewis Carroll The Problem in Knot VI was meant to belong to variety (a), and to make this clear, I inserted the following passage: “Usually the competitors differ in one point only. A Tangled Tale by Lewis Carroll

G. K. Chesterton He can really feel about an amendment to an Act of Parliament, inserted at the last moment, as you feel about England or your mother. The Flying Inn by G. K. Chesterton [1914]

Baldwin Spencer During his absence, his mother selected a young gum tree and inserted in the bark of the fork of two of the topmost branches the teeth which had been knocked out. The Native Tribes of Central Australia by Baldwin Spencer

Marjorie Bowen You have heard of the wax inserted in the baldaquin, of the cord that M. du Boccage wore twisted round his braces, you know of the two phials of poison, laudanum and arsenic, he carried in his pocket. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

The first Consul took it up, got the diamond, which you see there, inserted in the handle, and then sent it to my family with an inscription, Which you will see on the blade. The Corsican Brothers by Alexandre Dumas [1844]

Sigmund Freud We frequently find them torn out of their true context and inserted into a new one. Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria by Sigmund Freud [1905]