I must confess that my satisfaction with my first theories of an automatic
civilization and a decadent humanity did not long endure.
Once again the girl smiled her slow smile and stepping closer, caressed the barrel of my automatic
With the automatic
swiftness of a wild animal the black gathered himself to spring.
The obsequious lackey--the automatic
genie of the house which belonged to none of the three men,--stood like a graven statue after having helped them in.
To complete his costume, a floppy felt hat, distinctly Rembrandtish in effect, perched half on his head and mostly over one ear; a sixpenny, white cotton undershirt covered his torso; and from a belt about his middle dangled a tobacco pouch, a sheath-knife, filled clips of cartridges, and a huge automatic
pistol in a leather holster.
and involuntary as his heart-beating and air-breathing, was his defence of his meat once he had his paw on it, his teeth in it.
It was not until several days later that he became interested in Bertie, when that young adventurer insisted on showing him an automatic
The increase of alcoholic consumption is automatic
It was this automatic
assumption of a role that was considered imperative.
On that account Engineer Murchison hastened to San Francisco, and had some enormous grappling-irons fixed on an automatic
system, which would never let the projectile go if it once succeeded in seizing it in its powerful claws.
Like tailors' dummies they were headless; and like tailors' dummies they had a handsome unnecessary humpiness in the shoulders, and a pigeon-breasted protuberance of chest; but barring this, they were not much more like a human figure than any automatic
machine at a station that is about the human height.
Dulcie turned like an automatic
doll to the landlady.
I had devised an automatic
jib-sheet which passed the jib across of itself, so there was no need for Maud to attend to that; but she was still hoisting the jib when I put the wheel hard down.
Whether it be instinctive or whether it result from the pedestrian education of childhood may be doubtful; it is, at any rate, less automatic
than the previous acts, for a man might by conscious effort learn to perform it more skilfully, or even to suppress it altogether.
What do you know about them, you of all men, a bundle of nerves and brains, with a motor for a heart, and an automatic
brake upon your passions?