Usage examples for rune

  1. Us, who interpret right Her mystic rose of light, Her moony rune of night. – Kentucky Poems by Madison J. Cawein Commentator: Edmund Gosse
  2. There is also another sort of ilfauoured speech subiect to this vice, but resting more in the manner of the ilshapen sound and accent, than for the matter it selfe, which may easily be auoyded in choosing your wordes those that bee of the pleasantest orthography, and not to rune too many like sounding words together. – The Arte of English Poesie by George Puttenham
  3. Then, with their swords drawn- for if trouble came it would be certain to come suddenly- he and his nine made a wide- ringed circuit of the city, to a point where the main street passing Jaimihr's palace ended in a rune of wind- piled desert sand. – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  4. And, at the end of the story, the hero in each case produces, as evidence of his victory, a trophy with a runic inscription: in Beowulf an engraved sword- hilt; in the Grettis saga bones and a " rune- staff." – Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn by R. W. Chambers
  5. The writer probably intended to represent the chief vowels- A. E. I. O. Y. U. The Runic alphabet was divided into classes; the strokes on the left of the vertical line indicating the class, and those on the right the rune itself. – Notice of Runic Inscriptions Discovered during Recent Excavations in the Orkneys by James Farrer
  6. The scholar, that he might make himself understood to the mob, expressed himself then in rune and jingle. – A Book Without A Title by George Jean Nathan
  7. The word " rune" means secret or mystery. – Our Catholic Heritage in English Literature of Pre-Conquest Days by Emily Hickey
  8. The ancient rune has often helped the Amalungi; why should it not aid the Asdings? – The Scarlet Banner by Felix Dahn
  9. Isabel's handwriting, though his soul would not confess it to himself, still held the power of a rune over his heart. – The Romance of Zion Chapel [3d ed.] by Richard Le Gallienne
  10. And the books of life are full of the rune, And this is the truth of the song: No man can save a woman's soul, Nor right a woman's wrong. – Songs and Satires by Edgar Lee Masters
  11. At another I was encamped in the shelter of a mighty cliff, listening in awe while along its lofty shelves the lions prowled and in the cedars, amid the ruins of prehistoric cities, the wind chanted a solemn rune filled with the voices of those whose bones had long since been mingled with the dust. – A Daughter of the Middle Border by Hamlin Garland
  12. We must have listened to the winter's rune, And felt impatient longings for the rose, Ere its full radiance on our vision glows, Or with its fragrant soul, we can commune. – Poems of Experience by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  13. Against the morning sky, stood up, clear and cold, the cone of far La Rune. – The Car of Destiny by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  14. You who love the city for its million pulses, the beat of its great heart, and the terrific symphony of its soul, have you ever picked out from its orchestra the plaintive rune of the deserving poor? – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
  15. Then she turned to him, commandingly, and said: " Thy dreams now, indeed, are oracles, more true than living Vala could charm with the wand and the rune: Unfold them." – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  16. These were possibly Celts; only one witch- rune on a Saxon sword was found; that was in the Isle of Wight. – Inferences from Haunted Houses and Haunted Men by John Harris
  17. All this artillery may be of gold or silver, if he can reach to the price of it; it will be a reasonable, useful pawn at all times when the current of his money falles out to rune low. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings