Usage examples for compress

  1. It was all very well the first night, though I slept on the floor of a miserable little hut,- well, I may as well compress it, for I see you know something about it,- in the bed, then, of that little ragged berry girl who lives up on the mountain. – The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories by Lydia Maria Child
  2. There is more power in the compress than any one who is not familiar with its use, can imagine. – Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms by Charles Munde
  3. It would have required too much time to compress into the compass of one or two sheets a conversation of two hours. – Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Complete by Matthew L. Davis
  4. I placed a wet compress on the throat and chest and had her put to bed, but ordered the bed to be removed further from the window, and the latter partly to be kept open. – Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms by Charles Munde
  5. Everything appeared to corroborate this most extraordinary circumstance; it was some time before he could walk without stumbling; he appeared to have no control over his limbs; the attempt to compress his feet into boots caused him great torture, whilst walking drew sighs and groans from him. – Claimants to Royalty by John H. Ingram
  6. I compress into it all that my heart has felt, all that one man has suffered during these months of unspeakable horror, and likewise all the joy he experienced when he came to perceive, by rare flashes of light, that humanity still lives, that kindliness still exists, on both sides of the Rhine, the world over. – The Forerunners by Romain Rolland
  7. If you would lend them six cents a pound on their compress receipts that would put most of them in the clear, and enable them to hold on a few months for a possible rise in price. – The Desert Fiddler by William H. Hamby
  8. They compress into it the desires of a lifetime. – The Sisters-In-Law by Gertrude Atherton
  9. Tom seemed to compress his whole soul into his one eye as he glared hopelessly through the tube at what appeared to him to resemble nothing so much as a sheet of ice with the marks of skates upon it. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  10. Emma came with a cold compress and Barbara took it from her hand. – The Lost Wagon by James Arthur Kjelgaard
  11. Now with a cold compress and a rest I ought soon to be all right again. – Will of the Mill by George Manville Fenn
  12. And Ina's sense of responsibility toward Di was enormous, oppressive, primitive, amounting, in fact, toward this daughter of Dwight Herbert's late wife, to an ability to compress the offices of stepmotherhood into the functions of the lecture platform. – Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale
  13. Let's see if we can find anything in the pantry to make into a compress or fix up an ice bottle. – Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines by Ruthe S. Wheeler