the chair


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the chair

n. the electric chair, as used in the execution of the death penalty. (Underworld.) You’ll fry in the chair for this, Lefty!
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Now, the chair in which Grandfather sat was made of oak, which had grown dark with age, but had been rubbed and polished till it shone as bright as mahogany.
By the chair stood the priests, their long hair falling over their magnificent glittering vestments, with lighted tapers in their hands, slowly and solemnly conducting the service.
There--in the chair at the bedside--there, suddenly revealed under the flow of light from the candle, was the figure of a woman, reclining.
The man in the chair threw up his head and stared at the mess.
It had a turn for quacking and squeaking,--that chair had,--either from having taken cold in early life, or from some asthmatic affection, or perhaps from nervous derangement; but, as she gently swung backward and forward, the chair kept up a kind of subdued "creechy crawchy," that would have been intolerable in any other chair.
Then there was a lovely breathless silence and the chair wheeled on.
The chair was much too low for Philip, and for a moment neither Mr.
He has one arm over the back of the chair, and he seems to be looking down at his clasped hands.
And, when half an hour had been spent in tying up his finger, and a new glass had been got, and the tools, and the ladder, and the chair, and the candle had been brought, he would have another go, the whole family, including the girl and the charwoman, standing round in a semi-circle, ready to help.
The chair towards which he looked so eagerly was occupied.
I could just count six of them, as the creatures seated themselves demurely in a circle round the chair.
Fairlie, falling back helplessly in the chair, and closing his eyes.
But he had to get upon the chair, first, and when Davis so ordered him he accompanied the order with a clout on the side of the head.
BLOTTON, with all possible respect for the chair, was quite sure he would not.
But his attention wandered; and his eyes strayed away, from time to time, to the empty chair opposite -- the chair in which his old friend and gossip had sat and wrangled with him good-humoredly for many and many a year past.