In the office he wore also a linen duster with huge pockets into which he continually stuffed scraps
Chingachgook has as many different paints as the engineer officer's wife, who takes down natur' on scraps
of paper, making the mountains look like cocks of rusty hay, and placing the blue sky in reach of your hand.
The girl ran into the house to get some crumbs of bread, cold potatoes, and other such scraps
as were suitable to the accommodating appetite of fowls.
And this reminds me that certain Englishmen, who long ago were accidentally left in Greenland by a whaling vessel --that these men actually lived for several months on the mouldy scraps
of whales which had been left ashore after trying out the blubber.
In a word, after being tried out, the crisp, shrivelled blubber, now called scraps
or fritters, still contains considerable of its unctuous properties.
To another room came all the scraps
to be "tanked," which meant boiling and pumping off the grease to make soap and lard; below they took out the refuse, and this, too, was a region in which the visitors did not linger.
Well, the other day I was just feeding him with a few old scraps
I picked up by the kitchen door, and Mas'r came along, and said I was feeding him up at his expense, and that he couldn't afford to have every nigger keeping his dog, and ordered me to tie a stone to his neck and throw him in the pond.
Rags and scraps
of the coarse clothing were parted with at the rate equal to about twenty dollars a yard; a piece of a lantern and one or two other trifles brought nearly their weight in gold; and an Englishman offered a pound sterling for a single breeches-button.
I caught scraps
of their conversation, from which I was able only too distinctly to infer the main subject discussed.
Also you could make the acquaintance of strange busy insect things running about on various unknown but evidently serious errands, sometimes carrying tiny scraps
of straw or feather or food, or climbing blades of grass as if they were trees from whose tops one could look out to explore the country.
Magdalen observed with some surprise that the companions of the admiral's dinner had, thus far, received no scraps
from their master's plate.