Usage examples for fastening

  1. They had built the coral islands by fastening themselves to the tops of the mountains under the sea, year after year, and at last their soft bodies had turned into stone. – The Iceberg Express by David Magie Cory
  2. Sewall was fastening the boat. – Roosevelt in the Bad Lands by Hermann Hagedorn
  3. Ermengarde started away a step or two from the hall- door; she saw some one go up to one of the windows and, without drawing up the blind, put a hand underneath to feel if the fastening was to. – The Children of Wilton Chase by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  4. As we thought we had recovered our treasure, we returned hurriedly to the inn, and fastening the door, we had a good laugh at the shrewdness of the hucksters, and not less so at that of our enemies, for by it they had returned our money to us. – The Satyricon, Complete by Petronius Arbiter
  5. An instant later she had jerked it from its fastening with a cry of joy. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  6. Just as it broke, and while we were in the act of fastening the tent- door, Mulcahy appeared and, to my surprise, asked if he might come in. – Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer by W. C. Scully
  7. As he spoke a sudden gust of wind struck us, and tore the nodding ostrich plume from its fastening on Umbelazi's head- ring. – Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard
  8. She meets Briggs coming in from fastening the library windows. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  9. Charles fell behind on some pretence of fastening the gate, and Molly had to content herself with Ruth's and Dare's society for the remainder of the walk. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  10. He gave it a push; it yielded: another door, close- fitting, and without any fastening, flew open, revealing a small closet or press, and on the opposite side of it a third door. – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  11. It was with difficulty that she restrained the trembling of her fingers fumbling with the fastening of her cloak. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  12. At a word from Benassis his own horse left the commandant so far behind that the latter only came up with him at the gate of the brick- field, where the doctor was quietly fastening the bridle to the gate- post. – The Country Doctor by Honore de Balzac
  13. Hearing of Hugh's illness, the old colonel had ridden over to inquire how he was, and fearing lest it might be difficult to get Rocket away if once he stood in the familiar yard, he had dismounted in the woods, and fastening him to a tree, walked the remaining distance. – Bad Hugh by Mary Jane Holmes
  14. The judge had alighted, and fastening his bridle to the gate- post, came up the path to meet them. – Thankful Rest by Annie S. Swan
  15. When Krool saw her first he was fastening the last hook of the traces with swift, trained fingers. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  16. She heard the two lovers come in early and go upstairs, and she heard her father fastening up the doors and windows for the night. – Marcia Schuyler by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  17. But the servants think that it was opened that morning and owing to the extra work in the house that day its fastening in the evening was overlooked. – The Hunt Ball Mystery by Magnay, William
  18. Unfortunately Oliver had not thought of examining the fastening of the window itself. – Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines by R.M. Ballantyne
  19. A little old woman at length, with a candle in her hand, retaining the heavy door- chain in its fastening, peered round the edge of the door at them. – Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1. by Samuel Warren