1 The clumps of trees in the snow seemed to draw together in ruffled lumps, like birds with their heads under their wings; and the sky, as it paled, rose higher, leaving the earth more alone.
2 But she smiled when she spoke, consciously deepening her dimple and fluttering her bristly black lashes as swiftly as butterflies' wings.
3 With that kiss, everything she had intended to say in welcome took wings.
4 And if he'd kept on standing there, Sherman would have flanked him and crushed him between the two wings of his army.
5 It was white and strained and the black brows above slanting green eyes swooped up startlingly against the white skin like frightened bird's wings.
6 Above their heads a flock of chimney swallows whirled suddenly on swift wings and now and then a rabbit scurried startled across the road, his white tail bobbing like an eiderdown powder puff.
7 They're like fish out of water or cats with wings.
8 At the thought her spirits began to rise: it was characteristic of her that one trifling piece of good fortune should give wings to all her hopes.
9 As to the nature of Selden's growing kindness, Gerty would no more have dared to define it than she would have tried to learn a butterfly's colours by knocking the dust from its wings.
10 Yet Selden's manner at the Brys' had brought the flutter of wings so close that they seemed to be beating in her own heart.
11 It was at this point, perhaps, that a joy just trying its wings in Gerty's heart dropped to earth and lay still.
12 The expanse was relieved by clumps of oaks with patches of short wild grass; and every mile or two was a chain of cobalt slews, with the flicker of blackbirds' wings across them.
13 Sickly yellow leaves in a windrow with dried wings of box-elder seeds and snags of wool from the cotton-woods.
14 She darted into the women's dressing-room, roused Maud Dyer from her fainting panic, pushed her to the wings, and ordered the curtain up.
15 In her tranquillity she let the words blow by and heeded only the beating wings of his voice.