But before this, they had daubed my face and both my hands with a sort of ointment, very pleasant to the smell, which, in a few minutes, removed all the smart of their arrows.
Gulliver's Travels(V1), PART 1: CHAPTER I Context
While I was thus employed, the enemy discharged several thousand arrows, many of which stuck in my hands and face, and, beside the excessive smart, gave me much disturbance in my work.
Gulliver's Travels(V1), PART 1: CHAPTER V Context
Like most clever criminals, he may be too confident in his own cleverness and imagine that he has completely deceived us.
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets Context
They hang, behead, and impale their criminals in the most agreeable possible manner; but some of these, like clever rogues, have contrived to escape human justice, and succeed in their fraudulent enterprises by cunning stratagems.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 52. Toxicology Context
Then he returned hastily, shut his door carefully, and began to study, like a clever architect, the plan Andrea had left him.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 81. The Room of the Retired Baker Context
The president called for the indictment, revised as we know, by the clever and implacable pen of Villefort.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 110. The Indictment Context
Renee regarded him with fond affection; and certainly his handsome features, lit up as they then were with more than usual fire and animation, seemed formed to excite the innocent admiration with which she gazed on her graceful and intelligent lover.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 6. The Deputy Procureur du Roi Context
There were not lacking, however, evidences of what we may call the intelligent egoism of a youth who is charmed with the indolent, careless life of an only son, and who lives as it were in a gilded cage.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 39. The Guests Context
Meanwhile, Barrois had returned for the first time to old Noirtier, who having heard the noise in the house, had, as we have said, sent his old servant to inquire the cause; on his return, his quick intelligent eye interrogated the messenger.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 72. Madame de Saint-Meran Context
Danglars, who really began to experience sundry gnawings at the stomach, arose softly, again applied his eye to the crack of the door, and recognized the intelligent countenance of his guide.
The Count of Monte Cristo, Chapter 115. Luigi Vampa's Bill of Fare Context
I have good hopes of managing it through my own arrangements; but it is a thing which needs delicate handling, for we have a shrewd and desperate man to deal with, who is supported, as I have had occasion to prove, by another who is as clever as himself.
A Study In Scarlet, CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS Context
The idea of using a form of poison which could not possibly be discovered by any chemical test was just such a one as would occur to a clever and ruthless man who had had an Eastern training.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SPECKLED BAND Context
He was a large man with rounded shoulders, a massive head, and a broad, intelligent face, sloping down to a pointed beard of grizzled brown.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE Context
If anywhere there are efforts tending to curtail the fullest growth of the Negro, let these efforts be turned into stimulating, encouraging, and making him the most useful and intelligent citizen.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography, Chapter XIV. Context
He is a decent, intelligent fellow, distinctly a good, reliable type of workman, and with a headpiece of his own.
It appeared to me that he was more clever and cold than they were, and that they regarded him with something of my own feeling.
David Copperfield, CHAPTER 2. I OBSERVE Context
Then, she gave the knife a final smart wipe on the edge of the plaster, and then sawed a very thick round off the loaf: which she finally, before separating from the loaf, hewed into two halves, of which Joe got one, and I the other.
Great Expectations, Chapter II Context
As I cried, I kicked the wall, and took a hard twist at my hair; so bitter were my feelings, and so sharp was the smart without a name, that needed counteraction.
Great Expectations, Chapter VIII Context
I can only suppose now, that it was a part of his policy, as a very clever man, habitually to deceive his own instruments.
Great Expectations, Chapter LV Context
He hoped that with intelligent assistance I should meet with little to discourage me, and should soon be able to dispense with any aid but his.
Great Expectations, Chapter XXIV Context