Hanging obliquely from his girdle by a loop of sinnate was a richly decorated pipe; the slender reed
forming its stem was coloured with a red pigment, and round it, as well as the idol-bowl, fluttered little streamers of the thinnest tappa.
Images of a man who looks like he's been crucified, flying characters who commit suicide, and multiple shots of charred bodies are the kinds of things that begin to weigh down this slender reed
of an adaptation.
Still, there is one slender reed
of hope: "While businesses can't change, corporations can."
As Dorsey writes, "A commitment to saving resources for the morrow was neither wide nor deep while the largest whales were still numerous, the concerns about protecting sovereignty were real, and the science was a slender reed
on which to lean" (p.
On this slender reed
Udall leans his overheated accusations that Gardner is bent on ''trampling on women's rights,'' is on a ''crusade'' for ''eliminating'' reproductive freedoms and would ''outlaw birth control.''
In the end, CIA Arabism proved a slender reed
on which to rest future hopes of American-Arab cooperation.
A slender reed
of hope comes with the election of some new faces in the recent West bank municipal elections.
"It is possible that Xi Jinping might take more interest in Tibet as a result of his family, but it is a slender reed
on which to base your hopes."
Given such a lack of specificity, this second, otherwise more promising structural approach seems like a slender reed
on which to lean.
The latest liar to rest upon this slender reed
is Mike Daisey, the off-Broadway performer and crusader against the evils of the Chinese manufacturing system and its assembling of Apple products.
This hope, however, is supported by a very slender reed
indeed, the probably fatuous expectation that the market rally will continue and betoken a smooth transition back into robust economic growth.
Of course, that is a mighty slender reed
to lean upon.
Moreover, a "win-win" strategy is a slender reed
for maximizing comprehensive soft power.
Some of Oregon's marriage statutes are ambiguous, but that ambiguity would have been a slender reed
on which to base a fundamental change in social policy.
Seeking a slender reed
of support for his assault on misguided "liberal" law professors, Fletcher focuses on the notion of "unlawful combatants"--persons who, we evidently agree, may be subject to the jurisdiction of military tribunals.