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In my own mind I had determined that if I were sure, from the rigidity of his gaze, that it had caught his eye, I would at once spring out, throw my great coat over his head, pinion him, and leave the rest to Holmes.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Nash pinioned his arms behind while Boland seized a long cabbage stump which was lying in the gutter.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
Yesterday her fancy had fluttered free pinions above a choice of occupations; now she had to drop to the level of the familiar routine, in which moments of seeming brilliancy and freedom alternated with long hours of subjection.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
We were boarded about the same time by both the pirates, who entered furiously at the head of their men; but finding us all prostrate upon our faces (for so I gave order), they pinioned us with strong ropes, and setting guard upon us, went to search the sloop.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
The six pinioned ruffians were standing, and still preserved their spectral mien; all three besmeared with black, all three masked.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
That the thinking principle of man be thrust down ever so low, that it can be dragged and pinioned there by obscure tyrannies of fatality, that it can be bound by no one knows what fetters in that abyss, is sufficient to create consternation.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo Context
Jean Valjean with some difficulty, but without relaxing his hold for a single instant, made Javert, pinioned as he was, scale the little entrenchment in the Mondetour lane.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Such was the state of his mouth, that he could hardly speak; but mumbling something about his being willing and able to do what the captain dared not attempt, he snatched the rope and advanced to his pinioned foe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
Up in the zenith where he was seemed a free and happy place, away from all contact with the earthly ball to which she was pinioned; and she wished that she could arise uncrushed from its surface and fly as he flew then.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
When the formidable Huron was completely pinioned, the scout released his hold, and Duncan laid his enemy on his back, utterly helpless.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context