Usage examples for swivel

  1. The " swivel eye"- the left- was towards me as she held the patient's right arm, and it was almost continuously turned in my direction, whereas I felt convinced that she was really looking straight before her, though, of course, her right eye was invisible to me. – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  2. Already Mr. Brown had whisked a skirt of his tunic under his arm and was slipping his sapper's knife from its swivel. – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  3. The elder gentleman's head turned slowly and steadily, as upon a swivel, until his eyes pointed backward; then he drew his arms out of the barrel, and finally, revolving his body till it matched his head, he deliberately mounted upon the supporting block and sat down upon the sharp edge of the barrel in the hot steam. – The Fiend's Delight by Dod Grile
  4. Amory had moved towards his swivel chair and had sat down. – A Crooked Mile by Oliver Onions
  5. When they had turned over the last page and shut the book, Mr. Bristol faced them again, leaning back in his swivel- chair, and said: Now, children- all quiet? – The Bent Twig by Dorothy Canfield
  6. The four hundred neophytes within responded with yells of defiance and cannon, swivel- guns, and muskets, as well as a cloud of arrows. – The Old Franciscan Missions Of California by George Wharton James
  7. I ought to add that the use of swivel rowlocks is almost universal in America, and that all their Eights are built with the seats directly in a line in the centre of the boat. – Rowing by Rudolf Chambers Lehmann
  8. Lenny Poe was seated behind the colonel's desk, leaning back in the swivel chair, his feet on the top of the desk. – The Foreign Hand Tie by Gordon Randall Garrett
  9. Leaning back in his swivel chair, he put his feet up on the desk and hooked his fingers in the arm- holes of his vest. – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
  10. One is a husky, red faced, swell dressed young sport, and the other is a tall, swivel eyed, middle aged gent dressed in khaki. – Torchy by Sewell Ford
  11. The jaw ate in half an inch more of cigar and swung around in the swivel. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst
  12. There was a formidable litter of papers on a great table, and before it stood a swivel chair where Lena Vroom had been sitting preparing for her degree. – The Precipice by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
  13. She sat on the floor, some blankets and furs drawn around her, the book on her lap, the stupidly dull lamp hanging beside her on a part of the swivel. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  14. Clark did give them a little tobacco and told the men not to fire the swivel. – The Young Alaskans on the Missouri by Emerson Hough
  15. The armament consisted of two carriage guns on the weakest or east side, and six swivel guns, two on each of the other sides. – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson
  16. He rose, but Calder waved him back to the swivel- chair. – The Untamed by Max Brand
  17. The lad, however, seemed impelled to talk, and stamped up and down beating his mittened hands, with the swivel of his slung carbine jangling as he moved. – By Right of Purchase by Harold Bindloss
  18. There was a flat- topped desk here, a swivel chair, an armchair, a rather good drawing or two on the walls, and a soft yielding carpet underfoot. – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  19. He could not stalk about the field like a sharp- shooter; his was a great sixty- eight pounder, and it was not much of a swivel. – Spare Hours by John Brown
  20. Rear Admiral Head has so improved the deadly swivel- gun of the Mackerel iron- plated squadron, that it will send a ball some distance without kicking the gunner overboard. – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3 by Robert H. Newell