Phrases with "tentacles"

The tentacles took hold upon them, also. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

Abraham Merri But not before I had seemed to see within that lake of illusion — if illusion it were — a gigantic shadowy shape, huge black tentacles stretching out from a vast and nebulous body . Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

More tentacles reached toward him as he stood there, but he was partly shielded from them by the plane itself. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

H.P. Lovecraft The skin was thickly covered with coarse black fur, and from the abdomen a score of long greenish-grey tentacles with red sucking mouths protruded limply. The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft [1928]

H. G. Wells The tentacles swayed and struck like living arms, and, save for the helpless purposelessness of these movements, it was as if some wounded thing were struggling for its life amid the waves. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

These tentacles are prolongations of the true skin, and therefore are not homologous with the stiff hairs of the former species; but it can hardly be doubted that both serve the same purpose. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

The day of the explosion in the operating theatre of Sir Charles Carrion’s private hospital was a very busy one for Scotland Yard, for it was stretching out its tentacles in all directions. The Hangman’s Knot by Arthur Gask [1935]

Virginia Woolf The long white tentacles that amorphous bodies leave floating so that they can catch their food, would suck her in. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Abraham Merri The tentacles coiled round their shoulders. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Abraham Merri Now the pair were face to face with the child of the Three — so near that with one of its misty tentacles it could have enfolded them. The Moon Pool by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells Most of its arms were retracted, but with three long tentacles it was fishing out a number of rods, plates, and bars which lined the covering and apparently strengthened the walls of the cylinder. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

Abraham Merri I saw that only the swarms of tentacles that were the Keeper’s hands and these only could be masters of its incredible intricacies. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Abraham Merri The tentacles of the Keeper moved more swiftly over the enigmatic tablet; writhing cloudily; confusedly rapid. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

In another species of the same genus, soft flexible tentacles project from the front part of the head of the male, which are absent in the female. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

H.P. Lovecraft The beings moved in the sea partly by swimming — using the lateral crinoid arms — and partly by wriggling with the lower tier of tentacles containing the pseudofeet. At the Mountains of Madness by H.P. Lovecraft [1931]

Theodore Dreiser Its tentacles are cancerous, its grip is of icy death. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

In fact, as they approached, it seemed to sense them, and stretched out a dozen hungry tentacles in their direction. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

F. Scott Fitzgerald Some one had closed the porch door to keep out the wind, and in consequence circular tentacles of cigar smoke were twisting already upon the heavy air. The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1922]

Abraham Merri Its tentacles spread out fan-wise from its body. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

The tentacles dripping blood have to be torn away and the man snatched violently from the plant just in time to save his life. The Supernatural in Modern English Fiction by Dorothy Scarborough

D. H. Lawrence Immense vegetable marrows lay prostrate in the bottom garden, their great tentacles clutching the pond bank. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Olaf Stapledon The tentacles of the ichthyoid were specialized for large-scale manipulation, those of the arachnoid for minute work. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

Abraham Merri The High-priest wore the yellow smock with the tentacles entwined round him. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

Abraham Merri I saw other tentacles whip forth, examine, caress. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Jules Verne Besides, according to the calculations of some naturalists, one of these animals only six feet long would have tentacles twenty-seven feet long. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [1872]

The tentacles are serrate and glitter like tinsel, possibly for the fascination of the minute forms of life which the tube-dweller consumes. My Tropic Isle by E. J. Banfield

Clinging with huge claws to the upper stalk, just below the tuft, was a dark, winged thing, and all about its body and head the tentacles were wound and fastened. Nightmare! by Francis Stevens

This dreadful organisation with its tentacles spread out like an octopus and dragging its victims down to death. The House on the Island by Arthur Gask [1931]

Abraham Merri The tentacles were moving over it — pressing here, thrusting there, turning, pushing, manipulating — A shuddering passed through the crowding cones. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Abraham Merri Through the end of each of the fifty-foot-long tentacles had been driven one of the crux ansatas, pinioning it like a spike; and through the monstrous body had been driven a larger one. Dwellers in the Mirage by Abraham Merri

It was more primitive and more human, less mechanized than the soulless machinery that stretched and relaxed noiseless steel tentacles on Thames bank. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Abraham Merri I watched the tentacles of the Keeper grope over the tablet. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Abraham Merri As the ends of the bars radiated into the annealing mist I saw the tentacles creep closer and ever closer to the rayless flame through which the mist flew. The Metal Monster by Abraham Merri

Arnold Bennett And Edwin could almost see the tentacles of Ingpen’s mind feeling and tightening round a new subject of knowledge, and greedily possessing it. These Twain by Arnold Bennett [1916]

H. G. Wells Then she saw from under one of the exultant tentacles upon his cheek there trickled a little thread of blood. The Stolen Bacillus and other incidents by H. G. Wells [1895]

H. G. Wells It was only as I clambered among the ruins that I saw, with a start, this mechanical Samson lying, with its tentacles bent and smashed and twisted, among the ruins it had made. The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells [1898]

It was here at the end of the Leys garden that the country began; the real country, free of the last tentacles of Larborough, unraped and unlittered. Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey

William Hope Hodgson Thus was I saved in the very moment of my destruction; for the creature’s tentacles smeared the back of my neck as I leapt, and then I had smitten, once and again, and conquered. The Boats of the “Glen Carrig” by William Hope Hodgson

G. K. Chesterton Or it was like some cyclopean sea-beast sitting above London and letting down its tentacles bewilderingly on every side, a monstrosity in that starless heaven. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

H. G. Wells Then I felt other soft little tentacles upon my back and shoulders. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]