He looked fully capable of ripping a plank out of the boat; and such seemed his purpose.
I got asho' below de boat and turn' de canoe loose, den I goes 'long up, en dey 'uz jes one plank out, en I step' 'board de boat.
Certainly, cried little Hans, and he ran into the shed and dragged the plank out.
Here, let's pull up a plank out of the floor and crawl under and if we can get into the bushes we'll be all right.
Keep the plank out and I can get hold of it, and hang on, maybe, till you get back with help.
Then he pushed the plank out till it rested on a hillock of rushes, while the other end remained on the meadow.
A heavy shot struck the brig's bottom, and raked it for several feet, ripping the plank out as it went.
But I want it clearly understood that my materialist philosophy does not permit me to strike this plank out of the platform.
He parried a swift blow, giving one in return that caught Swan on the elbow and knocked the plank out of his hand.
After these were gone, they took a plank out of the side of the vessel and sliced it, which was their board for a whole fortnight.