Usage examples for tying

  1. At first we had a hard time remembering just to drop the lines when we dismounted instead of tying them to a post somewhere; and for a while we had a feeling that they certainly would gallop off if we did let the reins hang, as we'd been instructed. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd
  2. By the time she was ready, Jim was tying his horse, Snake, to the corral. – Sawtooth Ranch by B. M. Bower
  3. But when it is twisting about with marvellous rapidity and tying itself into fantastic knots, there is no time to consider where to hit it. – India and the Indians by Edward F. Elwin
  4. There is somebody getting out of a wagon and tying his horse;- now he is coming in. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  5. That was the only sure way of tying him in. – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
  6. I'm so glad I've found you; I was afraid you were tying up somebody's broken head or rocking a red- flannelled baby. – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  7. 7. They are tying them to the trees. – Novelas Cortas by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón
  8. There was a quick light of protest in the girl's dark eyes; but the old miller was honored by both factions, and without a word she turned to the boy, who was tying the sack. – A Cumberland Vendetta by John Fox, Jr.
  9. As he was tying on the second paddle, Duff's eye fell on him. – The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land by Ralph Connor
  10. The fust thing they saw was Mr. More hed got the widder by both arms, and was tying on 'em behind her. – Oldtown Fireside Stories The Ghost In The Mill; The Sullivan Looking-Glass; The Minister's Housekeeper; The Widow's Bandbox; Captain Kidd's Money; "Mis' Elderkin's Pitcher"; The Ghost In The Cap'n Brownhouse by Harriet Beecher Stowe
  11. One of our amusements was to watch boat- building accomplished by tying a bundle of bamboos together at each end and pushing them out into shape with wooden stretchers. – Southern Arabia by Theodore Bent Mabel Bent
  12. Before he reached her door she was out again, tying on a clean white apron as she came, and smiling like a dark pool in sunshine. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  13. Betty laughed and went on tying up the bunch, only making it bigger than she had at first intended. – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  14. He had allowed his mind to run revel, instead of tying it down to the formation of sentences and construction of arguments. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  15. " Just so," says I, a- tying on my bonnet. – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  16. " Tying strings in shoes," answered Flynn. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman