“He's still holding my fist, tight below the jaw, two little hands as hard as a spring-trap.”
“She had a blunt face with a mouth like a spring-trap, prominent eyes fortified by pebble-lenses and thin, grey hair lugged back into a bun.”
“There could be a dozen people in there - contacts, couriers, operators, radio-signallers - and I could walk straight into a spring-trap especially if Benedikt had talked before he died: if they knew he'd given me this address they'd expect me here.”
““I tried to say as much but he shut up like a spring-trap.””
“It is no schoolmaster's manual, no elaborated system set to snap like a spring-trap upon the heads of incautious meddlers, -- it is only the very aroma of the married life of a wise and tender poet.”
“When a camel expires in the plain near some nomads 'tents, they sometimes set a spring-trap for jackals near the carcase -- they eat these beasts and sell their skin for a few francs; the traps are craftily concealed underground, with a little brushwood thrown over them to aid the deception.”
“It seems like the world's a big spring-trap, and us in it,' she said slowly.”
“Guido speaks at first with calm, smiling irony, and later rages like a wild beast caught in a spring-trap; in both cases the verse fits his mood.”
“The admission was not a wise one; it blanched Dick's lips, but it closed them like a spring-trap.”
“They had violent convulsions, in which their jaws snapped with the force of a spring-trap set for vermin.”
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