Usage examples for morsel

  1. All I ask is that he shall not risk himself too near Father Ignazio's talons, for he would be a pretty morsel to throw to the Holy Office, and the weak point of such a man's position is that, however dangerous in life, he can threaten no one from the grave." – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  2. The poor thing had not eaten a morsel for possibly ten minutes, a very long fast for a bird of his age. – Birds in the Bush by Bradford Torrey
  3. Not half a morsel of her!" – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. Robert Cosh declined to contribute even the smallest morsel of truth in any shape or form, and, in spite of strong encouragement from the magistrate, preserved an impenetrable silence. – Young Barbarians by Ian Maclaren
  5. Mr. Maguire secured for himself the last remaining morsel of cake, leaving Hyacinth the choice between a gingerbread biscuit and a torn slice of bread and butter. – Hyacinth 1906 by George A. Birmingham
  6. As for this-" he took up the blossom and rubbed it to a morsel of pulp, between his thumb and finger, " you will be wise to conceal your knowledge of it, Mr. Wynn; that is, if you value your life. – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  7. Her mouth fairly watered for this morsel of news. – That Little Girl of Miss Eliza’s by Jean K. Baird
  8. For it is astonishing how very little we know of a bird that nests in our cow pasture and that often visits our yards and lawns nightly, but whose acquaintance we make only when he is dead and served as a delicious morsel, hot on toast, on our dining- tables. – A Little Brother to the Bear and other Animal Stories by William Long
  9. I cannot stay long, but I will have a morsel of your grand dinner before I leave." – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  10. The smallest morsel is now of the last importance. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  11. The Major put on his most fascinating air, and revived recollections of an old visit to " Paree," and Pat and Miles stared unblinkingly at every morsel she put between her lips. – Pixie O'Shaughnessy by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  12. She didn't eat a morsel, though 'is lordship urged 'er ever so. – Who? by Elizabeth Kent
  13. They will, even, sometimes steal into the camp by night, and appropriate the very morsel which the hunter had designed for his breakfast in the morning. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  14. I have neither slept nor broken bread for these three days and three nights; but, now that the moon has waned, I have ventured down, in the dark, to beg a morsel of meal and water, a night's shelter, and a few hours' rest. – Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX by Alexander Leighton
  15. A certain Person swallowed a large Morsel of Calf's Lights, which stopt in the Middle of the Gullet, and exactly filled up the Passage. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  16. To the surprise of her mistress, instead of swallowing the morsel herself, she flew back to the branch and gave it to Agatha. – The Strange Story Book by Mrs. Andrew Lang
  17. I then told him that I would not take a half dollar for the corn, but that he was welcome to sit down and eat his fill; for although we were nearly out of provisions, we would divide with a man in distress to the last morsel. – Journal of a Trip to California by the Overland Route Across the Plains in 1850-51 by E. S. (Eleazer Stillman) Ingalls
  18. We will then eat a morsel. – The Wandering Jew, Book II. by Eugene Sue
  19. Then it was, but not till then, that the conviction was forced on him that that precious morsel was totally and absolutely beyond his reach altogether. – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  20. She replied: " I don't feel as if I could touch a morsel." – Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton