Alice, the maid, had instantly a great desire to let him draw a troublesome tooth of hers which, she took pains to assure us, was not impaired by natural decay, but only accidentally broken in cracking a cherry-stone. "The edge is so rough," said she, "that it hurts my tongue; and since this honest gentleman can extract it painlessly, I have a great mind to try his hand."
Then the points of my forceps have not been sufficiently arm'd, or the rivet wants closing or else the cut on my thumb has made me a little aukward or possibly 'Tis well, quoth my father, interrupting the detail of possibilities that the experiment was not first made upon my child's head-piece. It would not have been a cherry-stone the worse, answered Dr. Slop. Pshaw! replied Dr.
The only significance of it in man is that not infrequently a cherry-stone or some other hard and indigestible matter penetrates into its narrow cavity, and by setting up inflammation and suppuration causes the death of otherwise sound men. Teleology has great difficulty in giving a rational explanation of, and attributing to a beneficent Providence, this dreaded appendicitis.
My father had officiously told her above a thousand times which way it was, but she always forgot. If he marries, 'twill be the worse for us, quoth my mother. Not a cherry-stone, said my father, he may as well batter away his means upon that, as any thing else, To be sure, said my mother: so here ended the proposition the reply, and the rejoinder, I told you of.
In the dining-room, the table had only dirty plates and empty dishes on it. However the party with the addition of a gentleman, as good-natured, and as rosy, as the children seated themselves at it very contentedly. You have seen people eating cherry-tart, and every now and then cautiously conveying a cherry-stone from their lips to their plates?
Wiesman, in 1893, reported a rhinolith, which was composed of a cherry-stone enveloped in chalk, that had been removed after a sojourn of sixty years, with intense ozena as a consequence of its lodgment.
It was now the youngest prince's turn, who accordingly advanced, and opening an elegant little box inlaid with jewels, he took out a walnut, and cracked the shell, imagining he should immediately perceive his piece of cambric; but what was his astonishment to see nothing but a filbert! He did not however lose his hopes; he cracked the filbert, and it presented him with a cherry-stone.
I am ready to grant that Shakespeare sometimes allows his characters to spend time, that might be better employed, in carving some cherry-stone of a quibble; that he is sometimes tempted away from the natural by the quaint; that he sometimes forces a partial, even a verbal, analogy between the abstract thought and the sensual image into an absolute identity, giving us a kind of serious pun.
I'll meet your train at we'll say seven, the Beurs Station." "I understand. I'll be there with Tibe and our luggage. But you haven't told me your name yet. I signed my letter to you, Mary Milton. You cautiously " "Ronald L. Starr is your nephew's name. Lady MacNairne is my aunt's." I came very near choking myself with a cherry-stone.
The prince however cracked the cherry-stone, which was filled with a kernel: he divided it, and found in the middle a grain of wheat, and in that grain a millet seed. He was now absolutely confounded, and could not help muttering between his teeth: "O white cat, white cat, thou hast deceived me!"