But, here and there, a dark green tuft rose in the midst of the desolation; the earliest fruits of a soil that had been fattened
with human blood.
He had given that up, and now cultivated fruit and vegetables for the market, and his wife bred and fattened
poultry and rabbits for sale.
The slave-dealer collects his gang in Virginia or Kentucky, and drives them to some convenient, healthy place,--often a watering place,--to be fattened
Simpson speedily bartered with a man "over Wareham way," and got in exchange for it an old horse which his owner did not need, as he was leaving town to visit his daughter for a year, Simpson fattened
the aged animal, keeping him for several weeks (at early morning or after nightfall) in one neighbor's pasture after another, and then exchanged him with a Milltown man for a top buggy.
They slept off their grog on the best of feather-beds, and they fattened
on the neighborhood all the year round.
said the swine-herd, after blowing his horn obstreperously, to collect together the scattered herd of swine, which, answering his call with notes equally melodious, made, however, no haste to remove themselves from the luxurious banquet of beech-mast and acorns on which they had fattened
, or to forsake the marshy banks of the rivulet, where several of them, half plunged in mud, lay stretched at their ease, altogether regardless of the voice of their keeper.
And I don't mean to be caught either, and tamed and fattened
and bred like a thundering ox.
For a hundred francs a year, she cooked and did the housework, washed, ironed, mended, harnessed the horse, fattened
the poultry, made the butter and remained faithful to her mistress--although the latter was by no means an agreeable person.
The striking points of his face were effaced; he had still a nose, but his cheeks, fattened
out, each took a portion of it unto themselves; his chin had joined his throat; his eyes were swelled up with the puffiness of his cheeks; his hair, cut straight in holy guise, covered his forehead as far as his eyebrows.
Either way," murmured some of the hungriest of the crew; "it will be better than starvation; particularly if one could be sure of being well fattened
beforehand, and daintily cooked afterwards.
For the second prize he offered a large ox, well fattened
, while for the last there was to be half a talent of gold.
Not a family but has two or three dozen belonging to it, of all sizes and colors; some of a superior breed are used for hunting; others, to draw the sledge, while others, of a mongrel breed, and idle vagabond nature, are fattened