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And an embroidered crimson velvet coat," said Clara, laughing, "and a gold brocade waistcoat down to your knees.
But the soil was moist; on reaching the top of the bank, she slipped and fell upon her knees.
Then, lay down thy head speedily upon my knees, that thou mayst get thee hence before the hour be past.
The lady shook upon her companion's knees as she heard that boding sound.
But there was a cry on the hearth: the child had awaked, and Marner stooped to lift it on his knee.
While saying these words, he fell upon his knees, but with his mighty hands he clung to the rocks, and raised himself up again.
He turned to look at the child who sat up very straight on her father's knee and returned the look.
Then he saw the Persian, who was still on his knees, hang by his hands from the rim of the opening, with his pistol between his teeth, and slide into the cellar below.
Why," went on Edna, clasping her knees and looking up into Mademoiselle's twisted face, "do you suppose a woman knows why she loves?
There, on her knees as it were, they saw the Wolf-Brethren standing side by side, such a pair as were not elsewhere in the world, and they seemed afire, for the sunset beat upon them, and the wolves crept round their feet, red with blood and fire.
The Warden, a tall dignified man with a grave but very pleasant face, was seated before a writing-table, which was covered with papers, and holding on his knee one of the sweetest and loveliest little maidens it has ever been my lot to see.
If his knee still touched the floor at "ten," he was considered "down," and also "out.
And it was fine to see that astonished multitude go down on their knees and beg their lives of the king they had just been deriding and insulting.
I could feel my knee through my clothes, swelling, and swelling, and I was sick and faint from the pain of it.
What meant still more to him was that he sought and did not find in himself the former tenderness for his son which he had hoped to reawaken by caressing the boy and taking him on his knee.