It would naturally have been impossible in that noisome
cavern of a jail, with its mangy crowd of drunken, quarrelsome, and song-singing rapscallions.
Gone, gone, sold and gone To the rice swamp dank and lone, Where the slave-whip ceaseless swings, Where the noisome
insect stings, Where the fever-demon strews Poison with the falling dews, Where the sickly sunbeams glare Through the hot and misty air:-- Gone, gone, sold and gone To the rice swamp dank and lone, From Virginia hills and waters-- Woe is me, my stolen daughters
Extraordinary how soon the noisome
flavour of imprisoned sleep, becomes manifest in all such places that are ill cared for!
On this festival, the servants drive a herd of YAHOOS into the field, laden with hay, and oats, and milk, for a repast to the HOUYHNHNMS; after which, these brutes are immediately driven back again, for fear of being noisome
to the assembly.
Within that noisome
den from which I had emerged I had thought with a narrow intensity only of our immediate security.
I will find means to protect him from the swarms of noisome
flies that prey on the bodies of men who have been killed in battle.
The vapor from this pool was extremely noisome
, and tainted the air for a considerable distance.
It was the most noisome
quarter of London, where every thing wore the worst impress of the most deplorable poverty, and of the most desperate crime.
As the light sank into the noisome
depths, there came a shriek which chilled Adam's blood--a prolonged agony of pain and terror which seemed to have no end.
Love is too pure a light to burn long among the noisome
gases that we breathe, but before it is choked out we may use it as a torch to ignite the cozy fire of affection.
By the noisome
ways through which they descended into that pit, they gradually emerge from it, the crowd flitting, and whistling, and skulking about them until they come to the verge, where restoration of the bull's-eyes is made to Darby.
They showed us the noisome
cell where the celebrated "Iron Mask"--that ill-starred brother of a hardhearted king of France--was confined for a season before he was sent to hide the strange mystery of his life from the curious in the dungeons of Ste.