Like most sensualists he enjoyed talk- ing of women, and for an hour he lingered about gossiping
with Tom Willy.
All three give glimpses of the shops of grocers, block-makers, slop-sellers, and ship-chandlers, around the doors of which are generally to be seen, laughing and gossiping
, clusters of old salts, and such other wharf-rats as haunt the Wapping of a seaport.
When the dance was at an end, Ichabod was attracted to a knot of the sager folks, who, with Old V an Tassel, sat smoking at one end of the piazza, gossiping
over former times, and drawing out long stories about the war.
The moon was bright, and the light and shadow very strong; and nothing could be more picturesque than those curving streets, with their rows of huge high gables leaning far over toward each other in a friendly gossiping
way, and the crowds below drifting through the alternating blots of gloom and mellow bars of moonlight.
Magdalen kept her gossiping
over her purchases for an hour or more, and then wisely determined to distract her attention from all ghostly recollections in another way by taking her out for a walk.
The spy, who was there to pick up any crumbs he could find or make, did not allow his baffled state to express itself in his sinister face; but, stood with an air of gossiping
gallantry, leaning his elbow on Madame Defarge's little counter, and occasionally sipping his cognac.
Presently the attention of every man was drawn from his dreaming or his gossiping
to the northern bank of the river.
So here we are, installed in this beautiful old house, and from both my bedroom and the drawing room I can see the great elms of the cathedral close, with their great black stems standing out against the old yellow stone of the cathedral, and I can hear the rooks overhead cawing and cawing and chattering and chattering and gossiping
all day, after the manner of rooks--and humans.
Queen Penelope," answered Eurymachus, "we do not suppose that this man will take you away with him; it is impossible; but we are afraid lest some of the baser sort, men or women among the Achaeans, should go gossiping
about and say, 'These suitors are a feeble folk; they are paying court to the wife of a brave man whose bow not one of them was able to string, and yet a beggarly tramp who came to the house strung it at once and sent an arrow through the iron.
He begins with congratulations on the approaching nuptials of my eldest daughter, of which, it seems, he has been told by some of the good-natured, gossiping
That, and the mystery concealed behind it, supplied a topic for discussion between acquaintances meeting in the street, and good women gossiping
at their open windows.
There we lay quite an hour, a congress of pocket-handkerchiefs, making our comments on the company, and gossiping
in our own fashion.