Phrases with "shied"

Charles Dickens They seemed to be numerous, for she shied at every shadow on the road. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens [1859]

D. H. Lawrence But the natives shied off as if he had offered them the poisoned robes of Herakles. There was a sale. The Lost Girl by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells A small boy appeared sitting in the grass by the wayside, and at the sight of him the white horse shied extravagantly. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

They had made several attempts to alight on the gutter near by, but each time, seeing me, they had shied off in swift and startled curves. The Red Paste Murders by Arthur Gask [1924]

Is Stanley shot?’ ‘Not shot; only thrown, Miss, into the Dell; his mare shied at a dead body that’s there. Wylder’s Hand by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

H. G. Wells He shied away so awkwardly at the name that I repeated it at once. In the Days of the Comet by H. G. Wells [1906]

A stretch? Lorlummy, they fair shied the book at ’im and told ’im to add up the sentences. Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke

Gustave Flauber At the corner of a wood of rose-bays her horse shied violently at the corpse of a man which lay extended on the ground. Salammbo by Gustave Flauber

Florence Dixie As we rode silently along, with our eyes well about us, in the hopes of sighting an ostrich, my horse suddenly shied at something white lying on the ground at a few paces distant. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

H. G. Wells All about his feet and knees were scarlet blankets, not folded, not formally unfolded, but — the only phrase is — shied about. The History of Mr. Polly by H. G. Wells [1910]

D. H. Lawrence Then Poppy shied too, with a sudden start, and Lou pulled up. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

E. F. Benson He shied away from such topics as friendship and widowhood, and she wondered if that was because he was not feeling quite ready yet, but was screwing himself up. Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson [1931]

Arnold Bennett Would they tell the police, or would they take the risks of waiting? They shied away, but with fierce brutality he brought them again and again to the immediate point of decision. The Old Wives’ Tale by Arnold Bennett [1908]

Henry Lawson He let out; but I shied just in time. While the Billy Boils by Henry Lawson

John Galsworthy Except, indeed, that last birthday — which had tempted him to be too religious! And he shied away in thought. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

Wilkie Collins I shied it into the quicklime close by us, and I pitched the knife after the cloth; and, if Silas hadn’t stopped me, I think it’s likely I might have shied John Jago himself into the lime next. The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins [1874]

William Makepeace Thackeray But for my dignity I would have shied up my hat too. Dr. Birch and his young friends by William Makepeace Thackeray [1849]

We passed a fire in a hollow, the bivouac of some Turkish unit, and all the horses shied violently. Greenmantle by John Buchan

Rudyard Kipling They died by the roadside, and the horses of the Englishmen shied at the corpses in the grass. Life’s Handicap by Rudyard Kipling [1891]

H. G. Wells And then, as soon as I had the door locked on them all, I tore off the little man’s clothes again, shied them right and left, and got into bed forthwith. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

Robert Louis Stevenson So, once more, they stood, eye to eye, with the evidence between them; and once more she raised to him a face brimming with some communication; and once more he shied away from speech and cut her off. Collected Essays by Robert Louis Stevenson

Her appointed companion did not pretend to escort her: he shied off by the road-side and vanished. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Rudyard Kipling We felt that the Boy had touched Cold Iron somewhere in the dark, for the Horses of the Hill shied off, and whipped round, snorting. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

Henry James They pulled and pinched, they teased and tickled her; some of them even, as they termed it, shied things at her, and all of them thought it funny to call her by names having no resemblance to her own. What Maisie Knew by Henry James [1897]

Joseph Furphy Then followed two quick snorts of alarm; the horses shied simultaneously outward, while down on the ground between them came two souls with but a single thud, two hearts that squelched as one. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

To Hastings the street looked pleasant in the bright June weather, and he had begun to hope for its selection when the Reverend Byram shied violently at the cross on the Convent opposite. The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

George Gissing He shied for cocoa-nuts, he swung in the boat with Pennyloaf, he rode with her on the whirligigs. The Nether World by George Gissing [1888]

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu That was the year they had the bricklayers and painters at Ware. Do you remember the day you came in exactly as I shied the ink-bottle at his head? I dare say the mark’s on the wall still. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

M. R. James Yet the horse shied violently and broke into a gallop, and Mr Wraxall sank back into his seat in something like desperation. Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by M. R. James

I shied further off, and did not answer him — what were my private movements to him? — and that also told against me at the inquest. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

Writing a letter when lying on one’s back is a laborious business, and Grant shied away from it. The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey

It shied at nothing visible, jibbed, reared, breathing all the while as if its wind were touched. Witch Wood by John Buchan [1927]

When I kept bringing him back to it he shied off with a new wild theory of perception. Space by John Buchan [1911]

Rudyard Kipling Then the pony shied a little shy, shook his shaggy head, and began to passage round the Turk’s head. From Sea to Sea by Rudyard Kipling [1899]

D. H. Lawrence At that moment St. Mawr exploded again, shied sideways as if a bomb had gone off, and kept backing through the heather. St Mawr by D. H. Lawrence

H. G. Wells It came into his head, he says, that there could be nothing there, because if there was his horse would have shied at it. The Food of the Gods and how it came to Earth by H. G. Wells [1904]

H. G. Wells I shied my open knife at him and almost lost it, though it was too big for him to swallow. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

Rudyard Kipling Well, my dear, for the first time since Dad gave him to me, my Troubadour (I wish you could see the sweet creature!) shied across the road, and I spilled out into the hedge-top. Rewards and Fairies by Rudyard Kipling [1910]

H. G. Wells I shied another luminous fungus down the cleft. First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells [1901]

George Meredith They conversed of Literature as a profession, of poets dead and living, of politics, which he abhorred and shied at, and of his prospects. Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith [1885]

Jack London Once, coming around a bend, he shied abruptly, like a startled horse, curved away from the place where he had been walking, and retreated several paces back along the trail. Lost Face by Jack London

H. G. Wells There would have to be a boy down below with a basket, ready to catch the books I shied out of this window and bring them upstairs again. Babes In The Darkling Woods by H. G. Wells [1940]

Anna Katherine Green Some time after nightfall a carter was driving home by Factory Road, when just as he was nearing Long Bridge one of his horses shied so violently that he barely escaped being thrown from his seat. Dark Hollow by Anna Katherine Green