they bruise

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  • They fly through the air, but they bruise no stone. Cited from The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas A Kempis
  • They bruise blue in some specimens (although not generally in Western Australia).
  • They bruise very easily and when Peter plays faster and faster they foot it till they fall down in fits. Cited from Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, by J. M. Barrie 3
  • The tubes are long, initially lemon yellow, later olivaceous, and they bruise bluish.
  • The caps are cream, becoming browner, but they bruise red.
  • They use no meal of any kind of corns or other seeds; but their chief food is made from the root of a certain tree, which they bruise down into a tolerably good kind of meal. Cited from History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. III, by Robert Kerr
  • They bruise the heads of the poor upon the dust of the earth, and turn aside the way of the humble: and the son and his father have gone to the same young woman, to profane my holy name. Cited from The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Amos Book 35
  • The remarkable power of wind upon leaves is sometimes seen in May, when a strong gale, even from the west, will so beat and batter the tender horse-chestnut sprays that they bruise and blacken. Cited from Hodge and His Masters, by Richard Jefferies
  • They let them be two or three years old before they go about this work; then casting them and tying their Legs together; they bruise their Cods with two sticks tied together at one end, nipping them with the other, and beating them with Mallets all to pieces. Cited from Historical Relation Of The Island Ceylon In The East Indies, Robert Knox
  • The pores on the underside of the cap are between 0.5-1 mm wide, dirty white then gray, and they bruise a brownish-black color.
  • The pellet-bow is in daily use to frighten away the crows from the vicinity of man's abode; the pellets are made of clay baked in the sun, and although they do not wound they bruise most desperately. Cited from Observations on the Mussulmauns of India, by Mrs. Meer Hassan Ali
  • Therefore, to convince such unthinking Folks, let them take a thick Stick and beat a Horse soundly upon his Legs so that they bruise them in several Places, after which they will swell, I dare say, and yet be in no danger of Greasing. Cited from Diseases of the Horse's Foot, by Harry Caulton Reeks
  • Moreover Christians, while they are still in the flesh, apply the Law to the old Adam in themselves; they bruise the flesh with its deceitful lusts with the scourge of Moses, and thus they are in a sense under the Law, and can never be without the Law while they live. Cited from Luther Examined and Reexamined, by W. H. T. Dau
  • The Singalese cultivators of paddy about Colombo and Galle, appear to have been long aware of the fertilizing effects of this kind of manure, and import the article in dhonies from many parts of the coast: they bruise them coarsely before applying them. Cited from The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom, by P. L. Simmonds
  • His crown and wand they wrench away, They bind him to a pillar fast, And then his form to earth they cast, His limbs with staves they bruise and break: From Termagaunt his gem they take: Mohammed to a trench they bear, For dogs and boars to tread and tear. Cited from The Harvard Classics, Vol. 49, Epic and Saga, Ed. by Charles W. Eliot
  • Others o'er chimney-tops and turrets row, And drop their anchors on the meads below; Or, downward driven, they bruise the tender vine, Or, tossed aloft, are hurled against a pine. Cited from Mosaics of Grecian History, by Willson & Willson
  • Winter is come: in olive-mills they bruise The Sicyonian berry; acorn-cheered The swine troop homeward; woods their arbutes yield; So, various fruit sheds Autumn, and high up On sunny rocks the mellowing vintage bakes. Cited from The Georgics [English] by Virgil/Vergil