Usage examples for Secreting

  1. The first three compartments possess no glands capable of secreting a digestive juice. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  2. By far the larger part is done for us- the breathing, the secreting the circulating of the blood, the building up of the organism. – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  3. Knowing how little locks would avail on board a vessel, were the men disposed to rob him, that gentleman had trusted more to secreting his treasure, than to securing it in the more ordinary way. – Jack Tier or The Florida Reef by James Fenimore Cooper
  4. She sprang up, and, secreting herself behind an adjacent evergreen, waited for his return. – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  5. Secreting herself behind a tall pile of old sawed boards, she peered through the doorway. – Penny Nichols Finds a Clue by Joan Clark
  6. These larvae have the curious nectar- secreting glands on the seventh abdominal segment which are discussed in connection with the preceding species. – Butterflies Worth Knowing by Clarence M. Weed
  7. Its sides appear too steep for even a mule to scale them; but a boulder- strewed ravine offers a suitable place for secreting the animals. – The Lone Ranche by Captain Mayne Reid
  8. The rocky bottom consists of limestone now slowly building from the accumulation of the remains of mollusks, small corals, sea urchins, worms with calcareous tubes, and lime- secreting seaweed, which live upon its surface. – The Elements of Geology by William Harmon Norton
  9. Some of them made a rather marked show of secreting knives in the straw of their beds, and no doubt it had its effect upon more than one young heart that secretly thrilled at the sight of the shining blades. – Men of Iron by Ernie Howard Pyle
  10. Their fears, however, are utterly groundless, as the ray has no gland for secreting any venomous fluid. – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  11. It was an exceedingly delicate manoeuvre, and required great care and dexterity to effect it; but, at last, it was adroitly done, and the stranger sprang lightly through the entrance, secreting himself behind one of the pillars of the inner court. – Cuba, Old and New by Albert Gardner Robinson
  12. But it was lucky for Eric that, seeing how matters were likely to go, he had succeeded in secreting his watch. – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  13. By means of false keys, evidently, while the portress was doing her shopping, in the course of the afternoon; and they had no difficulty in secreting themselves, as Daubrecq keeps no other servants. – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  14. What do you mean by secreting stolen property in my apartments? – Yollop by George Barr McCutcheon
  15. But a vision is not so distracting; it is our own, we can put it aside and return to it, play at rich and poor with it, and are not to be summoned before your laws and rules for secreting it in our treasury. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  16. One of his peculiarities involved the secreting of valuables in odd places; he had no faith in banks. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  17. The insects, which are called corallines, have the power of attracting this lime to them; drawing it away from the water, so to speak, and fixing it round their own bodies, which is called secreting the lime. – Philosopher Jack by R.M. Ballantyne
  18. And at last, having by her a list of her treasure, she gave it into his hands; and when Seleucus, one of her stewards, who was by, pointed out that various articles were omitted, and charged her with secreting them, she flew up and caught him by the hair, and struck him several blows on the face. – Plutarch-Lives-of-the-noble-Grecians-and-Romans by Clough, Arthur Hugh
  19. It immediately became clear to him that, failing to pick up the trail at the top of the precipice, these fellows had jumped to the conclusion that, improbable as it might seem, their prey must still be lurking hidden somewhere on the face of the precipice, and, doubtless during the previous night, the individual just seen had returned, and, secreting himself among the bushes below, had maintained an untiring watch on the face of the cliff. – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood