They are shown in lump form because of the difficulty of presenting to the eye their powdered state.
The blowing iron is constantly trundled, and the small lump of glass is squeezed and flattened into the shape of a foot, either between two slabs of wood hinged together, or by pressure against an upright board.
Indeed, the velocity must be far greater than this where the edge or corner of one lump touches the side of another, and the only room for the passage of this enormous quantity of gas is that left by the roughness and irregularity of the individual lumps.
A lump formed in her throat and tears spilled from her eyes.
A broken lump would then be heated to softness in the furnace; rolled out under a bar of metal, held diagonally across the roll; and when reduced to a rod of a quarter of an inch thick, it was heated and pulled out into even rods about an eighth of an inch thick.
She jerked her hand away from the sand and stared up at him, a lump forming in her throat.
He weighed out a lump of gold and of silver of the same weight as the crown; and, immersing the three in succession in water, he found they spilt over measures of water in the ratio:: A or 33: 24: 44; thence it follows that the gold: silver alloy of the crown was as I I: 9 by weight.
A lump was forming in her throat and she was afraid she was going to retch.
You might have said something in my defense last night, instead of sitting there like a lump on a log.
She wiped sweaty palms on her jeans and swallowed a lump in her throat.