Phrases with "lash"

Rudyard Kipling At the end of her skid the lorry’s rear wheels ‘ud fetch up every time with a bit of a jar against the bank, and the girders ‘ud quiver and lash out a few incheslike a golf-club wigglin’. Limits and Renewals by Rudyard Kipling [1932]

Radclyffe Hall Sometimes it seemed to the girl that Angela used her as a whip wherewith to lash Ralph. She would lead Stephen on to show signs of affection which would never have been permitted in the past. The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall

Edgar Allan Poe I resolved to lash myself securely to the water cask upon which I now held, to cut it loose from the counter, and to throw myself with it into the water. Tales of Science by Edgar Allan Poe

Edith Wharton Once, when she had cried out, “You would have married me and said nothing,” and he groaned back, “But I have told you,” she felt like a trainer with a lash above some bewildered animal. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Sinclair Lewis It was his job to climb the poles, digging the spurs of his leg-irons into the soft and silvery pine, to carry up the wire, lash it to the glass insulators, then down and to another pole. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

Thomas Paine His punishment becomes his support, for while he suffers the lash for his sins, he keeps himself up by twirling about. The American Crisis by Thomas Paine

Why do you pour forth your entreaties to ears that are closely shut [against them]? The wintery ocean, with its briny tempests, does not lash rocks more deaf to the cries of the naked mariners. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

George Meredith Then a sensation as of some fellows smoothing their polls and their cheeks, and leaning on their shoulders with obtrusive affection, inspirited them to lash about indiscriminately. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

It is strange how easily almost any Socialist writer can lash himself into frenzies of rage against the class to which, by birth or by adoption, he himself invariably belongs. The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell [1937]

Hope revived, and that night Almayer slept soundly, while Nina watched the angry river under the lash of the thunderstorm sweeping onward towards the sea. Almayer’s Folly by Joseph Conrad [1895]

You shall hear the song of a lash as it curls forward and bites inward and drags backward. Irish Fairy Tales by James Stephens

For his last emotion rested in this self-inflicted pain; he could only breathe freely under the lash of his own contempt. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Elizabeth Gaskell They were swift who could escape the lash of the parson by sneaking out the back way. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by Elizabeth Gaskell [1857]

Bram Stoker The scorn of her voice, in a sort of baleful hiss, sounded — and felt — like the lash of a whip. The Lair of the White Worm by Bram Stoker [1911]

Jack London Then Francois’s lash descended, and Buck had the satisfaction of watching Spitz receive the worst whipping as yet administered to any of the teams. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

I know that it is futile to, spurn them, or lash them for trying to get on in the world, and that the world is what it must be from the selfish motives which underlie our economic life. My Literary Passions by William Dean Howells

Henry Handel Richardson There she sat, and, under the lash of his tongue, turned her head helplessly from side to side, like a tortured animal seeking refuge. Succedaneum by Henry Handel Richardson

Henry Handel Richardson But she could not afford to omit one of the means to her end, for she had herself to lash as well as him. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

Ford Madox Ford Her chestnut would lash out at Gunning’s charges if they got near her stern. Last Post by Ford Madox Ford [1928]

This time he shall howl under the lash like some beaten hound. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

Frederick Marryat The three men observing this, called out to Humphrey to stop, or they would fire; but Humphrey’s only reply was giving a lash to Billy, which set him off at a gallop. Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat [1847]

Virginia Woolf Looking up, her eye was caught by the line of the mountains flying out energetically across the sky like the lash of a curling whip. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

Presently she would begin to lash herself into a wild rage. In the Quarter by Robert W. Chambers

Nathaniel Hawthorne A strong-armed fellow is that constable; and each time that he flourishes his lash in the air, you see a frown wrinkling and twisting his brow, and, at the same instant, a smile upon his lips. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

At last, feeling himself still untouched, Garrod opened his eyes, watched his opportunity, and, while the lash still quivered in mid-air, turned and made a valiant bolt for shelter. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

The handle and lash were of one piece. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

Arthur Conan Doyle The ball grazed Reuben’s cheek, leaving a red weal behind it like a lash from a whip, and blackening his face with the powder. Micah Clarke by Arthur Conan Doyle

The oarsmen’s heads and bodies came swinging back like one, and the oars seemed to lash the water savagely, like a connected row of swords, and the spray squirted at each vicious stroke. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

Arthur Conan Doyle I’d put the lash of my whip across your face for two pins!” “Stow that gammon, gov’nor! It ain’t safe to speak to me like that. The Bully of Brocas Court by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sylvia felt degraded at being thus drawn by human beings, and trembled when the lash cracked, and the convicts answered to the sting — like cattle. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Sinclair Lewis They threw him face downward on the long table and began to lash him with a one-piece steel fishing rod. It Can’t Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Jack London The lash bit into him again and again, but he neither whined nor struggled. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

Rafael Sabatini The naked Christian slaves groaned, strained and sweated under the Moslem lash that drove them to the destruction of their Christian brethren. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

But he with the chain checked her sudden, and with his whip did cruelly lash her for it, that I cried, ‘Forbear! forbear! She knoweth not what she doth;’ and gave him a batz. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Arthur Conan Doyle He raised the whip to lash the horse, and then dropped it again, as if convinced that it was useless. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Rafael Sabatini Every word his son had uttered had been as a lash to his soul. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

George Meredith She ties him to her, to make him feel the lash of his remorse. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

George Meredith After a term of prolonged preachification he is compelled to lash that he may less despise the age. Celt and Saxon by George Meredith [1910]

Jack London If he turned upon them, Mit-sah would throw the stinging lash of the whip into his face. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

George Meredith She had always too much lambent humour to be the dupe of the passion wherewith, as she says, ‘we lash ourselves into the persuasive speech distinguishing us from the animals. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

The lash lay on the ground again, quivering. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Sir Walter Scott His employment had been rolling up into the form of a coiled snake the long lash of his horse-whip, and then by a jerk causing it to unroll itself into the middle of the floor. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Wilkie Collins Listening to him thus far, unnaturally calm and cold, Francine now showed that she felt the lash of his contempt. I Say No by Wilkie Collins [1884]

Different men respond most readily to different stimuli: the spectacle of cruelty and injustice bit like a lash into the nerves of Voltaire, and plunged him into an agony of horror. Landmarks in Literature--French by Lytton Strachey

George Gissing The opinion of other people is nothing to me; I didn’t know till this moment that any one could lash me as you have done. Isabel Clarendon by George Gissing [1886]

Thomas Wolfe He was’ still full of his, unpredictable moods and fancies, but she had not seen a trace of the old black fury that used to make him lash about and beat his knuckles bloody against the wall. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

Virginia Woolf Yet even as I feel this, I lash my frenzy higher and higher. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

William Hope Hodgson And it stood upon the snake, and did eat it, even while that the snake did lash about upon the rock. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

Jules Verne The storm exasperated him, the gale made him furious, and he longed to lash the obstinate sea into obedience. Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne [1873]

George Meredith Fronting that mass, Kit you might—not to lash about for comparisons—call a bundle of bamboo. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

H. G. Wells All its dissevered limbs continued to lash and writhe in a vicious manner. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

George Meredith He had sought more to lash the earl with his personal disgust and partly to parade his contempt of a lucrative dependency—than he had felt for the countess. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Virginia Woolf Even at tea the floor rose beneath their feet and pitched too low again, and at dinner the ship seemed to groan and strain as though a lash were descending. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

The lash of the hunting-whip had done very little damage to the artist’s flesh; but it had slashed away his manhood, as the sickle sweeps the flowers amidst the corn. John Marchmont’s Legacy by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

We were obliged to steady the booms and yards by guys and braces, and to lash everything well below. Two Years Before the Mast by Richard Henry Dana [1840]

William Hope Hodgson And in six hours, we rolled the trees down to the shore, and did begin then that I lash the saplings across the trees, and thiswise to hold them secure into a raft. The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson

H. G. Wells From first to last in a science the lash and spur of interrogation must keep the mind alive. An Experiment in Autobiography by H. G. Wells

Arthur Conan Doyle Twice he beat my comrades with his riding-whip, and once he approached me with the lash swung over his shoulder, but there was something in my eyes which prevented it from falling. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

Rudyard Kipling Then he shook his head as a young steer shakes it when the lash of the stock-whip cross his nose warns him back to the path on to the shambles that he would escape. The Light That Failed by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H. Rider Haggard The galley-slave pulls well when the lash hangs over his shoulders,” and she laughed coldly. Dawn by H. Rider Haggard

D. H. Lawrence And all the time the waves would lash up, and he would scramble out. Kangaroo by D. H. Lawrence

But the thought of giving up his liberty, and again subjecting himself to Madame Desvarennes’s protection was like the lash of a whip, and he blushed for having hesitated. Serge Panine by Georges Ohnet [1881]

Rudyard Kipling We looped the lash of a dog-whip round him, under the armpits, and dragged him backwards into the hall and so into the dining-room where the beast lay. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

Jack London How the scene comes back to me! I can hear him now, with that war-note in his voice, flaying them with his facts, each fact a lash that stung and stung again. The Iron Heel by Jack London [1908]

When he sees it ahead of him he will act in such a manner as to lead people to suppose him to be drunk; he will also begin to lash his animals, who will certainly run away. The Beautiful White Devil by Guy Boothby [1897]

Jack London The tiered walls of logs arose to the sighs and groans of the Nulato Indians. The lash was laid upon their backs, and it was the iron hand of the freebooters of the sea that laid on the lash. Lost Face by Jack London

After many futile efforts, however, he only succeeded in coiling the lash tightly round his own legs; and that made an end of it; the old man gave it up. A Bride from the Bush by E. W. Hornung [1890]

Several times the fellows tried to lash themselves into a state of excitement which might do instead of pluck. Eothen by Alexander William Kinglake [1844]

H. G. Wells The horse went stumblingly under the incessant stimulation of the driver’s lash and tongue. The Passionate Friends by H. G. Wells [1913]

Didn’t the cure lash the hotel-keepers? I grant you he hit all the trades, except the one that is a byword for looseness, and pride, and sloth, to wit, the clergy. The Cloister and the Hearth by Charles Reade

Ivan Turgenev Sanin too mounted his horse; Maria Nikolaevna saluted Polozov with her whip, then gave her mare a lash with it on her arched and flat neck. The Torrents of Spring by Ivan Turgenev [1872]

Abraham Merri The lash of Zachel — Zachel — the toy? No toy had made those scars! No oars of toy had brought into being those muscles! And suddenly all Kenton’s mind awoke. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells They would threaten him and lash at him with cart whips. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

Mary Webb His look was like a lash as he said: ‘You made that up to get rid of me. Gone to Earth by Mary Webb [1917]

These latter qualities brought them under the lash of Jeremy Collier (q. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin [1910]

In this case, Diaway, finding me attached to him, commenced to lash out his newly shod heels at me, bounding away at the same time into a dense thicket of scrub close by. Australia Twice Traversed by Ernest Giles

Arthur Conan Doyle We had no choice but to come here and refit, yet I shall have no happy hour until I see the white foam from the lash of our oars once more. A Point of Contact by Arthur Conan Doyle

Rudyard Kipling But, once in a way, there will come a day When the colt must be taught to feel The lash that falls, and the curb that galls, and the sting of the rowelled steel. Plain Tales from the Hills by Rudyard Kipling [1888]

Henry James He was evidently surprised, and his surprise gave her a point of anger, a desire almost that her words should hurt him, lash him. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Mark Twain He’s full of the Old Scratch, but laws-a-me! he’s my own dead sister’s boy, poor thing, and I ain’t got the heart to lash him, somehow. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain [1876]

Virginia Woolf Jinny and Susan, Bernard and Neville bind themselves into a thong with which to lash me. The Waves by Virginia Woolf [1931]

A. E. W. Mason It could be seen like a sprinkle of snow driven by the wind, it could be heard striking the deck like the lash of a whip. The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason [1902]

It was during his time of Sturm und Drang, from 1857 to 1864, that the harshest elements in his nature were awakened, and that he became one who loved to lash the follies of his age. Henrik Ibsen by Edmund Gosse

Rudyard Kipling If you call one dog’s name for “visiting,” and accidentally lash another, the two will fight it out at once, and stop all the others. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Thomas Wolfe Nor did he show by so much as the flicker of a lash that he had seen or heard or noticed anything. You Can’t Go Home Again by Thomas Wolfe [1940]

If he’d been cut out for a Catholic, he’d have just sunk down into it months ago, as easy as falling into a feather bed, and not had to lash and worry himself and read his eyes out. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Articles of furniture began to fall about, and it became needful to lash them to their places; the passengers grew sicker than ever; Miss Fanshawe declared, with groans, that she must die. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

Rafael Sabatini That you may realize something of what is in store for this woman at my hands; that you may take the thought of it with you to be to your mind worse than the boatswain’s lash to your pampered body. The Sea Hawk by Rafael Sabatini

They had never had the sense to lash out and just LIVE, money or no money, as the lower classes do. Keep the Aspidistra Flying by George Orwell

Jack London But he gave no sign of pain, and with his single right hand helped us lash the boat in its place. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

Jack London His lash was always singing among the dogs, but it was of small avail. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

I, too, should come under the lash of your sarcasm, if I were an old maid. Shirley by Charlotte Bronte [1849]

Jack London Unfortunately, when running free, it is impossible to lash the wheel, so I faced an all-night watch. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

It was plain that, beneath the lash of the lady’s tongue, he was unhappy. Tom Ossington’s Ghost by Richard Marsh [1898]

A thorn or a burr She takes for a spurre, With a lash of a bramble she rides now; Through brakes and through bryars, O’re ditches and mires, She followes the spirit that guides now. The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison [1922]

Jack London They had eaten a pair of Perrault’s moose-hide moccasins, chunks out of the leather traces, and even two feet of lash from the end of Francois’s whip. The Call of the Wild by Jack London [1903]

With an effort she raised her head, and something seemed to lash her face. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

You don’t mean to say you have forgotten? The best serang you ever had! You said so yourself while you were helping us to lash him down to the chain-cable, just before he died in his fits. An Outcast of the Islands by Joseph Conrad [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle You get in among the hounds, lash them off, and keep the brush and pads from being destroyed. The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle [1900]

H. G. Wells The Time Machine was gone! ‘At once, like a lash across the face, came the possibility of losing my own age, of being left helpless in this strange new world. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]