“The stroke of the whip maketh marks in the flesh; but the stroke of the tongue breaketh bones.”
“Man's tongue is soft, and bone doth lack; yet a stroke therewith may break a man's back.”
“Stroke follow strokes, the sparkling ingot shines,/ Flows the red slag, the lengthening bar refines;/ Cold waves, immersed, the glowing mass congeal,/ And turn to adamant the hissing Steel.”
“He got off the mark with such an emphatic stroke and it just went on and on from there. I'm quite happy to sit under the cloud of Andrew Symonds and watch him go the way I know he can go.”
“He had not an ounce of superfluous flesh on his bones, and leanness goes a great way towards gentility.”
“She had always called me, after those strokes. Those strokes were all documented. Then she had a major stroke just a few days after she signed, and she has never been home since.”
“His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out.”
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