Usage examples for jabbing

  1. Sometimes I was able to save myself by jabbing my stick into the ground, though, more often than not, this was impracticable, and my hands could find nothing firmer to catch hold of than a few tufts of grass, which almost invariably gave way, causing me to do a graceful but involuntary backward dive into the dyke. – 'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany by Gerald Featherstone Knight
  2. The boy made half a dozen circular, jabbing strokes, and the skiff zigzagged out from the float. – Aladdin O'Brien by Gouverneur Morris
  3. He kept jabbing the air with its noise. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes
  4. " Bad egg," he said, jabbing his potato as if it had been a politician, " and there's no way to improve a bad egg except to hold your nose. – The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  5. This was not what he had planned, this was a little way life had of jabbing a man with surprises. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  6. Youth is sensitive; often it is supersensitive, and Grant Adams saw or thought he saw in the little byplay of Tom Van Dorn the caste prod of society jabbing labor back into its place. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  7. Tegumai's spear was made of wood with shark's teeth at the end, and before he had caught any fish at all he accidentally broke it clean across by jabbing it down too hard on the bottom of the river. – Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
  8. Treb came on, his left hand jabbing, and his right arm dangling. – Stalemate by Basil Eugene Wells
  9. The jibbering, bullet- headed negro was pulling a sweep directly behind me and I turned to quiet him as his frantic reaches with the oar were jabbing me in the back. – "And they thought we wouldn't fight" by Floyd Gibbons
  10. Then Trevison went in swiftly, jabbing with his left, throwing off Corrigan's vicious counter with the elbow, and ripping his right upward. – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  11. Yet through the distress and confusion there kept on jabbing something like a little spear of light, and always it pointed in this one direction.... – The Pastor's Wife by Elizabeth von Arnim
  12. I could feel the blood running into my puttees, and my rifle bothered me as I was afraid of jabbing Jerry, who was just ahead of me as first bayonet man. – A Yankee in the Trenches by R. Derby Holmes
  13. My hand was on the elevator button jabbing it fiercely, and my lips replied, Yes- yes- say- Do you know whether Mr. Allen is in our room? – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  14. Then the sea breeze rose and swept the sky and ocean till they were one and the same blue, the blue that comes highest at Tiffany's; and little puffs of shore birds came in on the breeze and began to run up and down on the beach, jabbing their bills into the damp sand and flapping their little wings. – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  15. Her wonderful hair, the color of freshly hewn redwood, had escaped from her hat in her passage through the underbrush, and even as she swept down upon them in her majesty she was jabbing a hairpin into it with a dexterous feminine hand. – Openings in the Old Trail by Bret Harte
  16. He kept on jabbing me. – "Speaking of Operations--" by Irvin S. Cobb
  17. Jabbing the pins into her hat and throwing herself into her coat, Patricia was walking down the steps of the rising politician's house in Eaton Square as the clock struck five. – Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert Jenkins
  18. " I've got another battalion upstairs," Mosby remarked, jabbing toward the stars with his thumb, " and the rest of the regiment on the way. – Take the Reason Prisoner by John Joseph McGuire
  19. As he spoke O'Connor emphasized his remark by jabbing the muzzle of the pistol into Villamonte's ribs. – A Voyage with Captain Dynamite by Charles Edward Rich