Usage examples for portable

  1. Inspect the cords of all electrical appliances and portable lamps. – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  2. By the way, where can we set up our portable wire photo equipment?" – Hoofbeats on the Turnpike by Mildred A. Wirt
  3. The loss of my parents, to whom I was most affectionately attached, made so strong an impression upon my mind that I determined to seek relief in travel, and for that purpose sold my paternal estate, the price of which I converted into money and jewels, as being most portable – The History of Sandford and Merton by Thomas Day
  4. In the corner of the large, pleasant, well- carpeted room sat a German telegraph engineer with a portable instrument, in direct communication with the Emperor's private cabinet at Potsdam, and over that wire messages were continually passing and repassing. – The Invasion by William Le Queux
  5. Expressed in technical terms, the portable stations have a capacity of about 200 mile wave- lengths. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  6. Its vagueness to the mere intellect, its refusal to be packed into portable phrases, its satisfying unsatisfyingness, its vast atmosphere, its finding of us, its mystical hold of us, these are the tokens of its infinity. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  7. It seemed exactly as if this hat was a sort of portable sun of a very mild power, which warmed up, every now and then, and lighted the room. – A Jolly Fellowship by Frank R. Stockton
  8. With almost tender devotion, his body was mechanically shifted from the portable chair to the freshly made bed. – Life Sentence by James McConnell
  9. Then he buckled round his waist a broad leather belt, from which, among other instruments, hung a long sheathed hunting- knife; he put some biscuits and cakes of portable soup, and a large flask of brandy, into the pockets of a thick boat- cloak, which he threw over his arm; then, after casting round a keen hurried glance, as if to assure himself he had forgotten nothing, he left the cabin, and with some difficulty made his way on deck. – Barren Honour: A Novel by George A. Lawrence
  10. I shall never recover my natural shape; and as for the camp- stool and the portable easel- these things are an allegory. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair
  11. When I was out on the road again I said to myself that if I could possibly make Orso step along at a little more lively pace I might get to the hotel in time for a very late luncheon, and I was beginning to think that I had not been wise in declining portable refreshment, when I heard a noise ahead of me. – A Bicycle of Cathay by Frank R. Stockton
  12. If such an arrangement was found convenient for a portable and temporary dwelling like a tent, why should it not have been applied to the permanent homes both of the king and his people? – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  13. Even our soldier attendant, as soon as the wooden saddle was taken from his sore- backed government steed, would produce his portable lamp, and proceed to melt on his needle the wax- like contents of a small, black box. – Across Asia on a Bicycle by Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben
  14. A few minutes before six, Rick turned on his portable all- wave radio to the channel Steve had given him, but the air was silent. – The Wailing Octopus by Harold Leland Goodwin
  15. I think that it is a portable image of Buddha- an inflated gas bag like they use in the Easter parade. – The Image and the Likeness by John Scott Campbell
  16. It was portable by one man, the rounds were carried in a flat, circular pan. – Frigid Fracas by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  17. A man- servant wheeled in a portable tea- table and placed it beside a particular chair, lighted the lamp under the kettle, and silently departed. – The Siege of the Seven Suitors by Meredith Nicholson
  18. The last- named savages are still looking through the reed huts in search of food, arms, anything portable – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  19. At Wallaby, he began, we've always been intensely focused on the idea of people using a portable computer for their personal tasks and needs. – Undo-a-Novel-By-Joe-Hutsko by Hutsko, Joe
  20. Half a dozen others leaned up against the portable stoves, with folded arms, looking as if they were going to burst into Moody and Sankey hymns. – A Woman's Experience in the Great War by Louise Mack