What the "backstay" is to the inhabitant of the district around Lydd, the stilts are to the lonely dwellers in the Landes.
"Faces and Places" by Henry William Lucy
But his artfulness is such that he gets extra-long imitation wans, like stilts, to do his coortin' on.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Slightly stilted, richly moulded, and of many orders, these arches are so lofty as to leave no room for a blind storey above.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon" by Cecil Walter Charles Hallett
Avoid all stilted phrases and studied efforts at consolation.
"The Complete Bachelor" by Walter Germain
She came on, moving on shoes like Japanese water shoes, completely mystifying as to how she balanced on the stilt-like soles.
"Valley of the Croen" by Lee Tarbell
Don't put me on stilts, for I could never walk in them.
"The Hero of Garside School" by J. Harwood Panting
Their conversation became stilted.
"Anna the Adventuress" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
It is really built on stilts on top of the water.
"The Children's Book of Celebrated Pictures" by Lorinda Munson Bryant
The stiff and stilted type of a bygone age will have melted under the warmth of deepening fellowship and become flowing and fluid.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
The houses, as I have already mentioned, are raised above the ground on brick piles or wooden stilts.
"Where the Strange Trails Go Down" by E. Alexander Powell
The trees all seemed to be growing on stilts.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
Any talk about love always sounds very stilted or hollow.
"Robert Orange" by John Oliver Hobbes
You look as if you were on stilts.
"Little Folks (December 1884)" by Various
It was stilted and commonplace.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
And suppose he does walk on rhetorical stilts, he has precedent and will show it to you.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
FOR many reasons it is sometimes necessary or advisable to have one's camp on stilts, so to speak.
"Shelters, Shacks and Shanties" by D.C. Beard
It is impossible not to admire the poem, though it is stilted and not to the present taste.
"A Book of Sibyls" by Anne Thackeray (Mrs. Richmond Ritchie)
You can't reach down and help anybody up, mom, if you go along through this here world on stilts.
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
We may also walk on stilts, or run on skates.
"Pedagogics as a System" by Karl Rosenkranz
What he had gained from his predecessors was a direct, speaking style, and to walk on his own feet instead of on academical stilts.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 3 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Hard by lived a vain man,
So vain and so proud,
He walked on stilts
To be seen by the crowd.
"Vain And Careless" by Robert Graves
O, hoe eenzaam en verlaten,
Ik gevoel geen angst of nood,
Mag ik maar in stilte peinzen
Aan hun leven, aan hun dood!
"Engelen" by Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate
A lunging trout flashed in the sun,
To do some petty slaughter,
And set the spiders all a-run
On little stilts of water.
"An Idyl" by John Charles McNeill
Stark an' strang they grippit his arms,
An' swith the rest cam' on,
Syne trail'd they oot frae 'tween the stilts
Oor gude an' godly John.
"Ballad of The New Monkland Martyr" by Janet Hamilton
That though I loved them for their faults
As much as for their good,
My friends were enemies on stilts
With their heads in a cunning cloud.
"To Others Than You" by Dylan Thomas
Maar de dauw, die in stilte de zode besprengt,
Zal het gras des te frisscher doen groeien;
En de traan onzer smart, hoe verholen geplengd,
Doet in 't hart zijn gedachtenis bloeien.
"Grafbezoek" by Jan Jakob Lodewijk ten Kate
Romney's stilted speech vs Obama's tone deaf message.
LeBron's MVP campaign could be stilted .
Stilted script traps actors in 'Spanish Prisoner'.
Town Proposes to Put Museum on Stilts in TR Park.
Music Review Vetiver and Crystal Stilts.
For 20 years, the Burns family made warm memories in their cedar-sided beach house on stilts.
At this year's Fremont Solstice Parade, we put Baby Z up on a pair of junior-sized stilts, threw on some colorful clothing and and went parade crashing.
Arin Ray Sounds Stilted on 'X Factor'.
At least maybe stilt skating got a start here.
Josh Stilts, Berkshire Eagle Staff.
Mike Stilts says "I got this tattoo because I'm a huge Steelers fan".
A Hawaiian stilt wades in a Kihei wetland late last week as dawn lights up the West Maui Mountains.
A woman in Mumbai, India, washing the feet of her child outside an open toilet on stilts where the waste goes directly into an open water source.
Arnie 'Stilts' Risen won two NBA titles: news obituary.
On their sophomore effort, Crystal Stilts fell short of our expectations.