Their front legs, which grew just back of their heads, were also strong and big; but their bodies were smaller around than their heads, and dwindled away
in a long line until their tails were slim as a shoe-string.
But as one o'clock, the hour for going aboard, drew near, this volubility dwindled away
by little and little, despite the most persevering efforts to the contrary, until at last, the matter being now quite desperate, we threw off all disguise; openly speculated upon where we should be this time to- morrow, this time next day, and so forth; and entrusted a vast number of messages to those who intended returning to town that night, which were to be delivered at home and elsewhere without fail, within the very shortest possible space of time after the arrival of the railway train at Euston Square.
It happened at tea; the expected paroxysm of the blast gave out just as it reached its climax and dwindled away
, and the ship instead of taking the usual plunge went steadily.
The wagon-road became a wood-road, the wood-road became a cow-path, and the cow-path dwindled away
and ceased among the upland pastures.
By degrees, these dwindled away
and disappeared or were replaced, here and there, by a feeble rush-candle which was to burn all night.
No one came to talk to her, and one by one the group dwindled away
till she was left alone.
On this occasion her arrogant feeling that she could direct everybody dwindled away
I baffled and avoided them, and waited on, eating even less as my little capital dwindled away
We followed the same watercourse as on the previous day, till it dwindled away
, and we were then compelled to crawl blindly among the trees.
"I had to do so many things at once," he went on, "I came into collision with other people's notions, and met with violent opposition, fomented by the ignorant mayor to whose office I had succeeded, and whose influence had dwindled away
as mine increased.
As the six evenings had dwindled away
, to five, to four, to three, to two, I had become more and more appreciative of the society of Joe and Biddy.
George sits, with his arms folded, consuming the family and the parlour while Grandfather Smallweed is assisted by Judy to two black leathern cases out of a locked bureau, in one of which he secures the document he has just received, and from the other takes another similar document which hl of business care--I should like to throw a cat at you instead of a cushion, and I will too if you make such a confounded fool of yourself!--and your mother, who was a prudent woman as dry as a chip, just dwindled away
like touchwood after you and Judy were born--you are an old pig.
The father of five said the money had just "dwindled away
" over time.
At the moment there are eight pumps still there and they will be dwindled away
I could have sat there for the next few years and dwindled away
but I wanted to come back up here.