Well, I had a talk with Marmee the other day, and told her how nervous and cross and out of sorts I felt, and she said I needed change and less care, so Hannah is to help me with the children, and I'm to see to things about the house more, and now and then have a little fun, just to keep me from getting to be a fidgety, broken-down
old woman before my time.
The animal he bestrode was a broken-down
plow-horse, that had outlived almost everything but its viciousness.
Some poor, broken-down
horses, whose mouths have been made hard and insensible by just such drivers as these, may, perhaps, find some support in it; but for a horse who can depend upon his own legs, and who has a tender mouth and is easily guided, it is not only tormenting, but it is stupid.
tramps and good- for-nothings, fellows who have spent all their money drinking, and want to get more for it.
He sees his enemy: horsemen sitting motionless, with long spears in rest, upon blindfolded broken-down
nags, lean and starved, fit only for sport and sacrifice, then the carrion-heap.
Well, on every old broken-down
tree you could see rabbits and snakes and such things; and when the island had been overflowed a day or two they got so tame, on account of being hungry, that you could paddle right up and put your hand on them if you wanted to; but not the snakes and turtles -- they would slide off in the water.
The first that he came upon was the pummelled Don Quixote, who lay stretched senseless on his back upon his broken-down
bed, and, his hand falling on the beard as he felt about, he continued to cry, "Help for the Jurisdiction
A plain coffin was bought, and a broken-down
hearse hired; while, as security for this outlay, she seized the dead man's books and other articles.
The country is full of broken-down
royalty and nobility.
She must have looked ghostly enough, that broken-down
steamer, rolling in that snowstorm - a dark apparition in a world of white snowflakes to the staring eyes of that whaler's crew.
For instance, one may look upon Racine as a broken-down
, hobbledehoy, perfumed individual--one may even be unable to read him; and I too may think him the same, as well as, in some respects, a subject for ridicule.