The soldiers, on seeing him, lit wisps of straw and ran after him, shouting, "Vive l'Empereur!"
In most cases such wheels merely have earthenware pitchers attached to their circumference by means of wisps of esparto, and are turned by a horse harnessed to a long arm fitted to a revolving shaft.
The huge courtyard of the Rostovs' house was littered with wisps of hay and with dung from the horses, and not a soul was to be seen there.
A few long wisps of white hair, like shreds of a torn spider web, clinging to the domed, blue-veined forehead.
As the wisps of smoke turned into a white pall, Johnny exited his car and the marshals turned their extinguishers on the SF-3.