Usage examples for cracks

  1. He strikes him on the shield so fiercely that he cracks it from top to bottom. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. Sharp cracks of the revolvers sounded out, and then in an instant the mob closed round the little party. – A Chapter of Adventures by G. A. Henty
  3. A larger flame crawled up the outside wall of the barn, then smoke began to pour out through the cracks – Madge Morton's Trust by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  4. We listened, electrified, laying an ear to the cracks – Life's Minor Collisions by Frances Warner Gertrude Warner
  5. Take these wires and lay them in the cracks of the floor, and be careful not to let them show. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  6. Berries large, round, reddish- black, persistent, firm; skin thick, tender, cracks adherent, contains some wine- colored pigment; flesh green, translucent, juicy, tender, meaty, vinous, spicy; good. – Manual of American Grape-Growing by U. P. Hedrick
  7. From one wing fell gold dust, and from another silver, and from another copper, and from another tin, and from another lead, and so on, and sank into the soft mud, into veins and cracks and hardened there. – Journeys Through Bookland V2 by Charles H. Sylvester
  8. Its force carried it under the door, through cracks beside the window frames. – The Wailing Octopus by Harold Leland Goodwin
  9. The rain poured through the cracks in the old roof. – Men Called Him Master by Elwyn Allen Smith
  10. It will be necessary to use a little patience in this, to prevent the piece from splitting and to prevent cracks – Boys' Book of Model Boats by Raymond Francis Yates
  11. Their nests are composed of coarse grass, a few roots of the same, and the bark of a bush, which cracks when dry and is very easily pulled off. – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  12. Gran'mammy snuke out ter see him an' whisper ter him through de cracks but one night she goes out dar ter de barn an' he am gone. – Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2 by Work Projects Administration
  13. This double covering of cracks and crevices, which would have been superfluous in a sheltered position, was absolutely necessary, in our exposed situation, to keep out the cold winds which, excepting just the summer months, swept over us continually all the year round. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  14. And certainly it was a horrible position to sit there with no light but that shed by the yellow lanthorn, the boat heaving up and sinking beneath them, and the sounds of the water dripping and splashing, and now and then making curious sucking and gasping noises, as it ran in and out of cracks and crevices in the rocks. – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  15. Every time I open my mouth my face cracks – Steve Yeager by William MacLeod Raine
  16. He endeavored to secure an entrance for it into all the cracks that did not seem to be sufficiently filled at the first application, and now had the satisfaction of seeing all of those deep marks filled up and effaced by the gum. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  17. " Step, step, step," cracks the whip of the sky: " Hurry up, jump along, rest when you die!" – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns
  18. Suddenly a hot wind began to blow from the south, and the heat became so intense that leaves withered and dropped from the trees, the grass dried up, and large cracks appeared in several places of the earth's surface. – Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen by Alexander Chodsko
  19. She cracks a nut. – Sword Blades and Poppy Seed by Amy Lowell
  20. The snow was deep, and there were huge and treacherous cracks in the ice. – An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet by A. Henry Savage Landor