So, almost every twenty-four hours, when the watches of the night were set, and the band on deck sentinelled the slumbers of the band below; and when if a rope was to be hauled upon the forecastle, the sailors flung it not rudely down, as by day, but with some cautiousness dropt it to its place, for fear of disturbing their slumbering shipmates; when this sort of steady quietude would begin to prevail, habitually, the silent steersman would watch the cabin-scuttle; and ere long the old man would emerge, griping at the iron banister, to help his crippled
It seemed that they must have agencies all over the country, to hunt out old and crippled
and diseased cattle to be canned.
She might have been sixty, but was older than that by hard work and disease, was partially blind, and somewhat crippled
When the morning came at last, I was in a bad enough plight: seedy, drowsy, fagged, from want of sleep; weary from thrashing around, famished from long fasting; pining for a bath, and to get rid of the animals; and crippled
They make up and go to work again in the same old insane way, but the crippled
ant is at a disadvantage; tug as he may, the other one drags off the booty and him at the end of it.
Two years ago last Christmas your uncle Silas was coming up from Newrleans on the old Lally Rook, and she blowed out a cylinder-head and crippled
Oh, Marse Tom, de po' ole mammy is in sich hard luck dese days; en she's kinder crippled
in de arms and can't work, en if you could gimme a dollah--on'y jes one little dol--"
A prevalent feature in these compositions was a nursed and petted melancholy; another was a wasteful and opulent gush of "fine language"; another was a tendency to lug in by the ears particularly prized words and phrases until they were worn entirely out; and a peculiarity that conspicuously marked and marred them was the inveterate and intolerable sermon that wagged its crippled
tail at the end of each and every one of them.
man, twenty years older than you, whom you will have to wait on?
I thought the windows of the sets of chambers into which those houses were divided, were in every stage of dilapidated blind and curtain, crippled
flower-pot, cracked glass, dusty decay, and miserable makeshift; while To Let To Let To Let, glared at me from empty rooms, as if no new wretches ever came there, and the vengeance of the soul of Barnard were being slowly appeased by the gradual suicide of the present occupants and their unholy interment under the gravel.
Neighbours who had nothing but verbal consolation to give showed a disposition not only to greet Silas and discuss his misfortune at some length when they encountered him in the village, but also to take the trouble of calling at his cottage and getting him to repeat all the details on the very spot; and then they would try to cheer him by saying, "Well, Master Marner, you're no worse off nor other poor folks, after all; and if you was to be crippled
, the parish 'ud give you a 'lowance.
I will do thine errand,'' he added, addressing Rebecca, ``as well as a crippled
object can, and happy were my limbs fleet enough to repair the mischief done by my tongue.