She clenched her meal bars and crossed to the living area, sitting with her back to him.
A few minutes later, she sat in the living room, granola bar clenched between her teeth while she tied her shoes.
Nishani's eyes narrowed, and she clenched her jaw.
As this glad ship of good luck bore down upon the moody Pequod, the barbarian sound of enormous drums came from her forecastle; and drawing still nearer, a crowd of her men were seen standing round her huge try-pots, which, covered with the parchment-like POKE or stomach skin of the black fish, gave forth a loud roar to every stroke of the clenched hands of the crew.
Two thick squares of wood of equal size are stoutly clenched together, so that they cross each other's grain at right angles; a line of considerable length is then attached to the middle of this block, and the other end of the line being looped, it can in a moment be fastened to a harpoon.
He sleeps with clenched hands; and wakes with his own bloody nails in his palms.
Her chest was clenched so tight, she felt physical pain.
They will hold their arms over their heads until the muscles atrophy, will keep their fists clenched till the nails grow through the palms, will lie on beds of nails, cut and stab themselves, drag, week after week, enormous chains loaded with masses of iron, or hang themselves before a fire near enough to scorch.
Fear unfurled in her breast, and she clenched her fists.
She clenched the hourglass, waiting for him to explode.