It would have been something of a windup to send the boy to the penitentiary.
He was disguised as a prima ballerina for the purpose, and as a windup he danced, with great skill and abandon, a can-can.
He stopped his windup and threw to Menken, who was covering the rubber and yelling to him to throw.
“I find that a bit of noise always helps after we get the windup with the bayonet, sir,” he explained to Dalroy.
Our morning meal was like a capital English breakfast, with coffee by way of a windup.