Very soon the Rabbit
noticed Alice, as she went hunting about, and called out to her in an angry tone, "Why, Mary Ann, what are you doing out here?"
go or come after and bring or take back
Run home this moment, and
fetch me a pair of gloves and a fan!
By this time she had found her way into a tidy little room with a table in the window, and on it (as she had hoped) a fan and two or three pairs of
tiny white kid gloves.
a phenomenon that is caused by some previous phenomenon
She went on growing, and growing, and very soon had to kneel down on the floor: in another minute there was not even room for this, and she tried the
effect of lying down with one elbow against the door, and the other arm curled round her head.
vertical flue carrying smoke through the wall of a building
Still she went on growing, and, as a last resource, she put one arm out of the window, and one foot up the
chimney, and said to herself, "Now I can do no more, whatever happens."
sharp piercing cry
She did not get hold of anything, but she heard a little
shriek and a fall, and a crash of broken glass, from which she concluded that it was just possible it had fallen into a cucumber-frame, or something of the sort.
a loud resonant repeating noise
She did not get hold of anything, but she heard a little shriek and a fall, and a
crash of broken glass, from which she concluded that it was just possible it had fallen into a cucumber-frame, or something of the sort.
But she had not long to
doubt, for the next moment a shower of little pebbles came rattling in at the window, and some of them hit her in the face.
extend one's body or limbs
An enormous puppy was looking down at her with large round eyes, and feebly
stretching out one paw, trying to touch her.
influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering
"Poor little thing!" said Alice, in a
coaxing tone, and she tried hard to whistle to it.
lacking spirit or liveliness
At last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a
languid sleepy voice.
make plain and comprehensible
"What do you mean by that?" said the Caterpillar sternly. "
aroused to impatience or anger
Alice felt a little
irritated at the caterpillar's making such very short remarks, and she drew herself up and said, very gravely, "I think you ought to tell me who you are, first."
a statement that expresses a personal opinion
Alice felt a little irritated at the caterpillar's making such very short
remarks, and she drew herself up and said, very gravely, "I think you ought to tell me who you are, first."
definitely or positively
This sounded promising,
certainly: Alice turned and came back again.
"You are old, Father William," the young man said,
"And your hair has become very white;
And yet you
incessantly stand on your head --
Do you think, at your age, it is right?"
horny projecting mouth of a bird
You are old," said the youth, "and your jaws are too weak
For anything tougher than suet;
Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the
Pray, how did you manage to do it?"
attain success or reach a desired goal
She had just
succeeded in curving it own into a graceful zigzag, and was going to dive in among the leaves, which she found to be nothing but the tops of the trees under which she had been wandering, when a sharp hiss made her draw back in a hurry.
a shape with sharp turns in alternating directions
She had just succeeded in curving it own into a graceful
zigzag, and was going to dive in among the leaves, which she found to be nothing but the tops of the trees under which she had been wandering, when a sharp hiss made her draw back in a hurry.
sit on, as an egg
"As if it wasn't trouble enough
hatching the eggs," said the Pigeon; "but I must be on the look out for serpents night and day! Why, I haven't had a wink of sleep these three weeks!"
"I'm very sorry you've been
annoyed," said Alice, who was beginning to see its meaning.
quickly and without warning
For a minute or two she stood looking at the house, and wondering what to do next, when
suddenly a footman in livery came running out of the wood -- (she considered him to be a footman because he was in livery: otherwise, judging by his face only she would have called him a fish) -- and rapped loudly at the door with his knuckles.
dignified and somber in manner or character
The Fish-Footman began by producing from under his arm a great letter, nearly as large as himself, and this he handed over to the other, saying, in a
solemn tone, "For the Duchess. An invitation from the Queen to play croquet."
a request to be present or take part in something
The Fish-Footman began by producing from under his arm a great letter, nearly as large as himself, and this he handed over to the other, saying, in a solemn tone, "For the Duchess. An
invitation from the Queen to play croquet."
a very large pot that is used for boiling
The door led right into a large kitchen, which was full of smoke from one end to the other: the Duchess was sitting on a three-legged stool in the middle, nursing a baby; the cook was leaning over the fire, stirring a large
cauldron which seemed to be full of soup.
appropriate for a condition or purpose or occasion
As soon as she had made out the
proper way of nursing it (which was to twist it up into a sort of knot and then keep tight hold of its right ear and left foot so as to prevent its undoing itself), she carried it out into the open air.
"But perhaps it was only
sobbing," she thought, and looked into its eyes again, to see if there were any tears.
become invisible or unnoticeable
"You'll see me there," said the Cat, and
talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
"I've seen hatters before," she said to herself; "the March Hare will be much the most interesting, and perhaps, as this is May, it won't be
raving mad -- at least not so mad as it was in march."
break the skin by scraping
At this moment the door of the house opened, and a large plate came skimming out, straight at the Footman's head : it just
grazed his nose, and broke to pieces against one of the trees behind him.
a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head
There could be no doubt that it had a very turn-up nose, much more like a
snout than a real nose; also its eyes were getting extremely small for a baby: altogether Alice did not like the look of the thing at all.
"Speak roughly to your little boy,
And beat him when he sneezes:
He only does it to annoy,
Because he knows it