Then one of his own followers, a hulking Swahili, mortally wounded, reels and falls, and, doing so, bears back Laurence beneath his ponderous weight. The rock-rampart is immediately behind him, and is low here.
The mulberry is being distributed in large numbers, eggs are being imported and distributed, improved reels were imported from Europe last year, and two expert reelers were brought to Washington to reel the crop of cocoons and teach the art to our own people. The crop-reporting system of the Department of Agriculture is being brought closer to accuracy every year.
Then she added: "What do you know about the 'new tongue'?" "I'm always saying the wrong thing," said the girl, in a repentant voice; "but, truly, I didn't mean to be irreverent I only wanted you to know how pat the doctor reels off the scientific phrases; and" assuming an important air "I guess I know that Christian Science is the 'new tongue' spoken of in the Bible.
Setting down her work-basket, which was heaped high with reels and parti-coloured rags of silk, she pushed a small table over to the big bed and loaded it with candlesticks. There were three candles already alight in the room, but she lit others and set them in line brass candlesticks, plated candlesticks, candlesticks of chinaware fourteen candlesticks in all, and fresh candles in each.
Inside is varied machinery, but I will not tire you with a description of it. Sufficient to say that there are two wheels, or reels. On one the upper is wound the unexposed film. One end of this film is fastened to the empty, or lower, reel. The film is passed back of lens, which is fitted with a shutter that opens and closes at the rate of sixteen times a second.
Most of the young men had sampled some of old Dan's best rye and their flushed faces and unusual spirits did not result altogether from the exercise of the dance. After one of the reels Miller led Betty, with whom he had been dancing, into one of the side rooms. Round the dimly lighted room were benches upon which were seated some of the dancers.
My brain reels beneath these conundrums. I implore English." The confession of defeat is a thousandfold more bitter when made to unkind ears. George paled a little; spoke very clearly: "I failed. I was referred for three months." "I am Job," groaned Mr. Marrapit. "I expected this. The strain is unendurable. It is unnatural. The next chance shall be your last. What is the fee for re-examination?"
Instantly there came a sound of hurried rising from the other end of the room; a work-basket swayed to and fro on a rickety gipsy-table, and the vicar's wife walked towards him, rolling half a dozen reels of thread in her wake with an air of fine indifference. "Mrs Saville!" she exclaimed eagerly.
"Would it come right," he ventured to ask, "if you gave up spinning?" "Yes, in no time. There are worse things happen to you in the mills than that and more painful. Sometimes the wind from the reels numbs your fingers till you can't feel 'em and they go red, and then blue. And there's always grumbling about the temperature, because what suits hemp and flax don't suit humans.
Another generation than ours shall define and refine them. In heaven, in some other aeon, we shall find out what they really mean! Thus knowledge is not permanent. It reels. It proceeds, it changes, it is iridescent with new significance from day to day. What is true of a word, and what we make of it, is true of every phase of learning. The black-board is not all.
Word Of The Day