Usage examples for twig

  1. And when all his children are sent away, his family presents the aspect of a trunk without branch, shoot, twig or foliage, standing alone in an open field. – Thoughts on Missions by Sheldon Dibble
  2. Suddenly, and quite near at hand, a twig snapped loudly. – The Boy Scouts On The Range by Lieut. Howard Payson
  3. They were placed in rows around the twig, and then well covered to hold them together and keep them warm. – Among the Meadow People by Clara Dillingham Pierson
  4. A twig tripped them; and the efforts of all three were needed to aid one to rise. – The Silent Places by Steward Edward White
  5. And look; I am a broken twig, and you tower above me like an ancient oak, and as strong." – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  6. Two more shots came from the palace, they tore loose a twig or two over our heads. – The Voodoo Gold Trail by Walter Walden
  7. Bindle emptied the contents of one of the packets of lamp- black into the can, and started to stir it vigorously with a piece of twig he had picked up from the side of the Common. – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  8. The crackling of a twig brought her around as a sudden tight rein does a high- strung horse. – Brand Blotters by William MacLeod Raine
  9. Here they are guided by a bent or broken twig, or by a leaf dropped from the animal's mouth, on which the pressure of a tooth may be detected. – Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon by J. Emerson Tennent
  10. She'd twig at once. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  11. He did wrong to cut the smallest twig whilst I was gone. – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  12. Of these Thomas was the elder, and as the twig was early bent so did the tree incline. – Tommy and Grizel by J.M. Barrie
  13. And in my garden, too, where the shadows linger, every leaf is frosted, but as soon as the sun warms them through, leaf and twig turn dark and droop to the ground. – More Jonathan Papers by Elisabeth Woodbridge
  14. " I could not find it in my heart to cut the smallest twig," confessed the lad. – The Green Forest Fairy Book by Loretta Ellen Brady
  15. She'll twig, when you tell her.... – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. Unless you happen to step on a twig that cracks you don't hear a sound. – Ted and the Telephone by Sara Ware Bassett
  17. She called after him, but as he did not return she stretched herself and flew up on a twig above with an amusing air of relief. – A-Birding on a Bronco by Florence A. Merriam
  18. " Well, take firm hold of the middle of the twig; we are ready to start," said the gray duck. – Fifty Fabulous Fables by Lida Brown McMurry
  19. The Indian dodged the first, and the twig turned the second aside. – Footprints in the Forest by Edward Sylvester Ellis
  20. Euphrosyne smiled, and plucked a twig to play with. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau