Definitions of Hurries

  1. Stages or frames at the sides of a quay for the convenience of tumbling coals from the waggons right into the holds of sea- going vessels.

Usage examples for Hurries

  1. She hurries through the empty salon, opens the glass doors, and is gone, leaving the doors open. – At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
  2. " What evil genius," he would say, " hurries us perpetually from worse to worse? – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  3. She hurries up, striding reared on long uncanny legs, When food is going. – Tortoises by D. H. Lawrence
  4. She hurries out by the door near the bed. – King Lear's Wife; The Crier by Night; The Riding to Lithend; Midsummer-Eve; Laodice and Danaë by Gordon Bottomley
  5. Faulty change in tense: When he heard the news, he hurries down town and buys a paper. – The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever Easley S. Jones
  6. In despair, Dugommier hurries on the column of reserve, with which Buonaparte awaits the crisis of the night. – The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2) by John Holland Rose
  7. When loaded, the waggons run by their own weight from the pit to the magazine, where, their bottoms being struck out, the coals are dropped into the hurries, and thence with a noise like thunder descend into the holds of the vessels. – The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1 by William Finden
  8. Celine Hurries Matters a Trifle. – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch
  9. He hurries, shivering, to the fire, leaving Mrs. Dudgeon to shut the door. – The Devil's Disciple by George Bernard Shaw
  10. And finally, if he sleeps, he sleeps apace, and hurries through his slumber as he does his life. – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac
  11. If, however, tempted by some success, he hurries his guests away from their meal, they are in no condition to appreciate a serious performance. – The Ways of Men by Eliot Gregory
  12. In the midst of the turmoil of life, which flows past him like a torrent, he never hurries. – Introduction to the Study of History by Charles V. Langlois Charles Seignobos
  13. The machine to sew hurries everything, and you find the workwoman sans ambition and busy only to hurry and be one with the machine. – Prisoners of Poverty Abroad by Helen Campbell
  14. Now you know why Jimmy Skunk, whom you all know, is so independent and never hurries." – Mother West Wind 'Why' Stories by Thornton W. Burgess
  15. She thinks it's callers, and that she won't be ready to receive them; and she hurries up and begins to dress. – Oh, Money! Money! by Eleanor Hodgman Porter