dead one

dead one

verb
See also: dead, one
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Hail, Dead One, who sittest like a vulture on a rock
They call her mad, yet at her bidding I came to seek thee, Dead One, bearing the Watcher that was thy father's and shall be mine.
Then the Dead One spoke once more very faintly, yet in the silence of the place I heard his words:--
I am named Umslopogaas," he said, "but the Slaughterer I am not named, and I am the son of Mopo, and not the son of Chaka, Lion of the Zulu; you have dreamed a dream, Galazi, or, if it was no dream, then the Dead One lied to you.
Perhaps I dreamed, of perhaps the Dead One lied; nevertheless, if he lied in this matter, in other matters he did not lie, as you shall hear.
When he was down, I bound the hides of the wolves about me, then leaving the leather bag, into which he could not enter, I took the Dead One and placed him on my shoulders as a man might carry a child, for his legs were fixed somewhat apart, and holding him by the foot which was left on him, I set out for the kraal.
Depart, however, from this town,--or tomorrow I shall jump over thee, a living man over a dead one.
not a living figure but was writhing in torture, not a dead one but was smeared with blood, gashed with wounds, and distorted with the agonies that had taken away its life!
I am an air scout, friend, and very near a dead one, for just by the merest chance I escaped falling to the avenue below," I replied.
But, strange as it seemed to him, there were minutes--sometimes half-hours--when, without his knowing why, the black burden seemed to lift itself again and he knew he was a living man and not a dead one.
During many summers, now, I have watched him, when I ought to have been in better business, and I have not yet come across a living ant that seemed to have any more sense than a dead one.
William's wife, I was informed, had looked like nothing but a dead one till she got the brandy.
By the indefinite signs which, even at a distance, distinguish a living body from a dead one, Napoleon from the Poklonny Hill perceived the throb of life in the town and felt, as it were, the breathing of that great and beautiful body.
I liked all that family, dead ones and all, and warn't going to let any- thing come between us.
the meaner ambitions distinguishing able men from dead ones.