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Usage examples for slit

  1. The youngest child is carried on the parent's back, and this slit serves it as a stirrup, so that with one arm round the mother's neck, the child is carried easily and safely, the mother having the free use of her hands. – The Ruined Cities of Zululand by Hugh Mulleneux Walmsley
  2. Too amazed for fear, Charley put his eye to the slit. – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  3. Hats, trimmed with tissue- paper feathers or ribbons, are made of round pieces of note- paper with a slit in them just big enough for the tip of the doll's head to go through. – What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  4. And he tried to set into a smile that slit of a mouth of his. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  5. In going into action, the Susquannas crouched slightly, holding the shields before them with both hands, looking through a narrow vision slit, and working both rocket guns. – The Airlords of Han by Philip Francis Nowlan
  6. He slit open the thin, buff envelope and took out half a dozen sheets of yellow paper, only a single sheet of which was written upon. – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  7. And there is my slit in the sofa cushions. – At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
  8. Then he deftly slit the herring down the stomach. – This Freedom by A. S. M. Hutchinson
  9. He slit the paper into about five pieces, each nearly as big as a door. – The Napoleon of Notting Hill by Gilbert K. Chesterton
  10. A shaft of moonlight smote through a slit in the stone wall as he rounded the corner of the stair. – Charles Rex by Ethel M. Dell
  11. From other sources we learn that the noses of some of the prisoners were slit, and a cord passed through the aperture, to be used as a leading- string by their guards. – The Friars in the Philippines by Ambrose Coleman
  12. But sure's I live, I'll say we were taking lil' walk in the moonlight and found you trying to post a letter with no 'dress on it, and couldn't find the slit to put it in. – Miss Mapp by Edward Frederic Benson
  13. Do you see him- as he will be to- morrow, with the slit in his throat and his teeth showing? – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  14. He used to hang out at Twenty Mile in Old Camp Grant days, and he'd slit your throat for fifty cents. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  15. He elected rather to watch the shaft of sunlight coming through the long, narrow slit in a four- foot wall which served as a window. – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  16. He slit a pillow open and placed it in the window with a note attached stating that he knew of the plan; would be ready for them, and would gladly supply his own feathers. – The Centralia Conspiracy by Ralph Chaplin
  17. And he turned his face to the dark of the malthouse, and there, sitting on a barrel, with a slice of the sunset falling through a slit on her corn- colored hair, was Gillian. – Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard by Eleanor Farjeon
  18. I tell you, sir, I fear you have been slit for your crimes; and though you have been so good to me, that I can't help loving of you heartily for it, yet if I thought you had been slit, I would not, nay, could not, stay a moment longer with you; no, though it should break my heart to leave you." – Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.) by Robert Paltock Commentator: A. H. Bullen
  19. When this fascia has been cautiously slit open on the director, the vessels will come into view. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  20. He turned and faced Drew with slit- lidded intentness. – Whispering Wires by Henry Leverage
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