It seared Georg like a branding-iron on the flesh of his arm as it swung past.
Some runaway slave is sure to kill him, and so escape the cross or the branding-iron.
Ideas are hurled like rocks, a word blisters like a branding-iron, a metaphor transfixes like a javelin.
Then his eyes came back to the branding-iron 220 on the bed.
There were no fences in the West that I knew, and their place was taken by the cowboy and the branding-iron.
Say a six-year-old steer don't know more about a branding-iron than does Verner Lablache about his business.
Municipal officers were appointed, and a branding-iron for marking those natives who were taken and reduced to slavery.
Heine had a light hand with the branding-iron, and marked his subjects not more neatly than indelibly.
As the man fell to the ground, just outside the door, the branding-iron slipped from his hand.
So with any yearlings or older stock that have escaped the branding-iron in former seasons.