See here, you son of an imported Malaga jackass," he said between his teeth, "I'd have you know that I'm related on my mother's side to Carbine, winner of the Melbourne Cup, and where I come from we aren't accustomed to being ridden over roughshod by any parrot-mouthed, pig-headed
mule in a pop-gun pea-shooter battery.
They were so quiet that, remembering them well, one comes to doubt that they ever existed - places of repose for tired ships to dream in, places of meditation rather than work, where wicked ships - the cranky, the lazy, the wet, the bad sea boats, the wild steerers, the capricious, the pig-headed
, the generally ungovernable - would have full leisure to take count and repent of their sins, sorrowful and naked, with their rent garments of sailcloth stripped off them, and with the dust and ashes of the London atmosphere upon their mastheads.
Boythorn, suddenly firing another volley, "that fellow is, and his father was, and his grandfather was, the most stiff-necked, arrogant imbecile, pig-headed
numskull, ever, by some inexplicable mistake of Nature, born in any station of life but a walking-stick's
It looked sullen and pig-headed
enough, even then; carrying its handle with an air of defiance, and cocking its spout pertly and mockingly at Mrs.
A nasty, ungrateful, pig-headed
, brutish, obstinate, sneaking dog,' exclaimed Mrs Squeers, taking Smike's head under her arm, and administering a cuff at every epithet; 'what does he mean by that?
All the rich were on my side; but the poor, the old women, the children, and a few pig-headed
people were violently opposed to me.
I had some warm moments in that court; I did not figure to myself that the man would be so pig-headed as to refuse to say anything at all.
Still, I had a great respect for Poirot's sagacity--except on the occasions when he was what I described to myself as "foolishly pig-headed.
He described himself as the acting partner of our man of business--our dear, pig-headed
old Gilmore--and he informed me that he had lately received, by the post, a letter addressed to him in Miss Halcombe's handwriting.
What bothered me was that the ship, lying broadside to the swell and to such wind as there was--a mere breath-- the boats would not keep astern where they were safe, but persisted, in a pig-headed
way boats have, in getting under the counter and then swinging alongside.
Riley would have thought his "friend of the old school" a thoroughly pig-headed
Those who think it's OK to contribute to a publication that is not only provocative but cruel must share in the blame for the terrible murders in Paris and to continue to carry on such bigotry is not brave - it's pig-headed