Some treat them with a pinch of salt, seeing the stories as typical press hyperbole to boost sales.
A lethargy of well-being, broken only by the pinch of taxation for war-costs, or by outbursts of frantic ferocity and lust in the less calculating tyrants, descended on the population of cities which had boasted of their freedom.
While inflating the bellows he would leave the suction port open and close the discharge port with a pinch of his finger; and while blowing the air against the fire he would leave the discharge port open and pinch together the sides of the suction port.
The countess reflected a moment and took a pinch from a gold snuffbox with her husband's portrait on it.
He sat, sunk deep in a folding armchair, and continually cleared his throat and pulled at the collar of his coat which, though it was unbuttoned, still seemed to pinch his neck.
There was a pinch and numbness as his fangs sank into her neck.
He hurriedly took a pinch of snuff.
The pinch was less today, and the pain gone instantly, replaced by heat and warmth.
He wanted to pinch him, push him, do anything but kiss him--a thing everybody did.