Usage examples for tying

  1. 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
  2. That was the only sure way of tying him in. – The Egyptian Cat Mystery by Harold Leland Goodwin
  3. There is somebody getting out of a wagon and tying his horse;- now he is coming in. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  4. 7. They are tying them to the trees. – Novelas Cortas by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón
  5. By the time she was ready, Jim was tying his horse, Snake, to the corral. – Sawtooth Ranch by B. M. Bower
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. He opened the portfolio and put the sketch back, tying the strings with deliberation. – The Greater Inclination by Edith Wharton
  9. 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
  10. " Tying strings in shoes," answered Flynn. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  11. " You bring Aunt Felicia, Uncle Peter,- and the bags;- I will go ahead," she said, tying her veil so as to shield her face. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  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. " Just so," says I, a- tying on my bonnet. – Phemie Frost's Experiences by Ann S. Stephens
  14. Speedily tying his own handkerchief to Fred's he then fastened both to the top of the mast. – The Go Ahead Boys on Smugglers' Island by Ross Kay
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Would you mind tying this handkerchief tightly just here, sir? – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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.