So he looked about for a good head and ate it, but no sooner had he swallowed a couple of
mouthfuls than he felt very strange, and found himself wonderfully changed.
Weller stepped slowly to the door, as if he expected something more; slowly opened it, slowly stepped out, and had slowly closed it within a couple of
inches, when Mr.
Here I found some young onions, a couple of
gladiolus bulbs, and a quantity of immature carrots, all of which I secured, and, scrambling over a ruined wall, went on my way through scarlet and crimson trees towards Kew-- it was like walking through an avenue of gigantic blood drops--possessed with two ideas: to get more food, and to limp, as soon and as far as my strength permitted, out of this accursed unearthly region of the pit.
He said it was a sight better than lying tied a couple of
years every day, and trembling all over every time there was a sound.
What we was after was a couple of
noble big di'monds as big as hazel-nuts, which everybody was running to see.
If you'd lived in New York a couple of
years, even a couple of
months, you wouldn't talk like that.
Not seldom Philip, knowing all the time how stupid he was, would force a quarrel, and they would not speak to one another for a couple of
We can get a couple of
dances in before we eat," Mary proposed.
I think there is nothing more pathetic than to see one of these poor old childless couples taking a menagerie of yelping little worthless dogs to their hearts; and then adding some cursing and squawking parrots and a jackass-voiced macaw; and next a couple of
hundred screeching songbirds, and presently some fetid guinea pigs and rabbits, and a howling colony of cats.
When he was shot in Benicia, a couple of
years later, the coroner said he was the greatest-shouldered man he had ever seen laid on a slab.
I became head superintendent; had a couple of
thou- sand men under me.
Don Quixote had gone but a short distance beyond Don Diego's village, when he fell in with a couple of
either priests or students, and a couple of
peasants, mounted on four beasts of the ass kind.