He saw that the skin was beautiful, which appealed to his barbaric sense of ornamentation, and when it stiffened and later commenced to decompose
because of his having no knowledge of how to cure or tan it was with sorrow and regret that he discarded it.
Noirtier,' the helpless old man, at the tender mercies of the weakest creature in the household, that is, his grandchild, Valentine; a dumb and frozen carcass, in fact, living painlessly on, that time may be given for his frame to decompose
without his consciousness of its decay.
He momentarily fulfilled all Fanshaw's fable of an old piratical Admiral; though the details seemed afterwards to decompose
The first contains about twenty-five gallons of water, to which I add a few drops of sulphuric acid, so as to augment its capacity as a conductor of electricity, and then I decompose
it by means of a powerful Buntzen battery.
There have been such men in the police--men naturally endowed with that faculty of mental analysis which can decompose
a mystery, resolve it into its component parts, and find the clue at the bottom, no matter how remote from ordinary observation it may be.