Usage examples for bale

  1. Undoubtedly Lucy would refuse to be passed along from one man to another like a bale of goods, and Archie knew that, so far as in her lay, she would keep to her engagement, especially as she denied Braddock's right to dispose of her hand. – The Green Mummy by Fergus Hume
  2. Captain Leathers caught her arm and drew her behind a bale of cotton. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  3. " I wouldn't swap that three- quarters of an hour for a bale of wool; but, I say, there are some changes! – The Thousandth Woman by Ernest W. Hornung
  4. Mr. Hitchins, down ter Trenton, where I went yestere'en with a bale of shearings, asked me ter come araound your way with a letter an' a bond- servant that come ter him on a hay- sloop from Philadelphia. – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  5. Winn and his few friends made a hard fight, setting forth the facts that the count had been made every month as required by orders and regulations, and that except by bursting open every bale, box, and barrel, and sifting over the contents, it would have been impossible to detect Marsden's methods. – A Trooper Galahad by Charles King
  6. By the dim light of two port- holes she could see that the floor was strewn and piled with the contents of a broken bale of curled horse- hair, of which a few untouched bales still remained against the wall. – Frontier Stories by Bret Harte
  7. " It's cotton- bag love, as full of self as a pressed bale-" " But, deacon; you're getting up on the question." – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  8. The bale fires were blazing on every hill. – The Rival Heirs being the Third and Last Chronicle of Aescendune by A. D. Crake